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What exactly was “Ryan’s Hope” on Ryan’s Hope Soap Opera?

Question by enk: What exactly was “Ryan’s Hope” on Ryan’s Hope Soap Opera?
The name of the show, what did it mean?

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Answer by HipHopGrandma
The hope of a good future for himself (Johnny Ryan) and his children.

Ryan’s Hope is an American soap opera, revolving around the trials and tribulations of a large Irish American family in New York City.

The immigrant experience is usually based on hope, ergo “Ryan’s Hope”.

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Ryan’s Hope 1-4-88 Goodbye Jill & Maggie

Notes: With this episode Nancy Addison-Altman (Jill Coleridge Ryan) and Cali Timmins (Maggie Shelby Coleridge) leave the cast of Ryan’s Hope. Both actresses will return for special appearances during the last week of the show in January 1989. Nancy Addison-Altman had been with Ryan’s Hope since the very beginning. Her departure leaves Helen Gallagher (Maeve Ryan), Bernie Barrow (Johnny Ryan), Ron Hale (Roger Coleridge) AND Michael Levin (Jack Fenelli) as the only original castmembers to stay with Ryan’s Hope for its whole 13 1/2 year run with no breaks. First aired Monday January 4, 1988.

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