Patrick's recent piece, The Ripple Effect, addresses a significant issue that has virtually gone ignored: the economic implications, across a wide spectrum, of shutting down production of Guiding Light. I've been thinking for a while about the folks behind the camera, the food services people, the transportation people, the cleaning crew, etc. Patrick delves, further, though...and discusses the economic support soaps provide to actors who do important, but low-paying stage work...stage work that is so important to NYC's tourism industry. Well done, Patrick .
The Ripple Effect is a great read for anyone interested in theater, television production, economics, or just plain, old pop culture.