This episode explores the beginnings of The Young and the Restless. CBS’s The Young and the Restless would emerge as a more than worthy successor to the pre-eminence once monopolized by CBS’s “Fantastic Four of the 50s”; ultimately emerging as the most successful soap opera of them all. The Young and the Restless revolutionized the soap opera landscape with the youngest cast in soap opera history. This episode spotlights the creation of the show and its early storylines, as it embarked upon its path to stardom. The episode spotlights the wild and not so smooth ride that the show had in its early days. As the show’s popularity rose, arguably the greatest soap opera rivalry would also emerge; a rivalry that would last for more than 30 years. As always, this episode includes audio excerpts, ratings time, and much more. Enjoy another trip down soap lane!Listen to “Episode 17 – The Beginnings of The Young and the Restless” on Spreaker.