"Like sands through the hourglass... so are the Days of Our Lives." These words, spoken by late cast member Macdonald Carey, open every episode of this daytime drama, chronicaling the trials and tribulations of the citizens of the fictional city of Salem.
This is NBC's longest running soap opera. The record was previously held by "Another World" (1964), which was cancelled in 1999.
Dr. Thomas "Tom" Horton Sr.:
Like sands through the hourglass... so are the Days of Our Lives.
Days of Our Lives
Written and Performed by Ted Corday, Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart (1965 to present)