Days of our Lives Commemorates 50 Years at the NYSE


— NBC’s Longest-Running Scripted Series Celebrates its 50th Anniversary and Launch of Official Photo Book at the New York Stock Exchange

For nearly 50 years, millions of fans of NBC’s longest-running drama Days of our Lives have been greeted by these timeless words:

“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives…”

As the show launches the release of its 50th anniversary photo book, Days of our Lives stars Deidre Hall and Kristian Alfonso along with Greg Meng (Co-Exective Producer / Author), rang the New York Stock Exchange opening bell on Wednesday, October 28th at 9:30am (EDT) to commemorate the show’s historic milestone. The NYSE’s opening and closing bells mark the start and end of each trading day. Historically, bell-ringers are business executives who actively trade on the exchange, although entertainers, athletes and politicians are sometimes invited to take part as a special guest. It is with great honor that Deidre Hall, Greg Meng, and Kristian Alfonso will now add their names to the list of guests to open the NYSE. You can watch the event online at: .

Days of our Lives: 50 Years is an in-depth, photographic journey of the longest-running scripted program in NBC’s history and is available for pre-order NOW and will be available for purchase on and in book stores and Barnes & Noble locations nationwide October 27, 2015.
For more information on Days of our Lives events and signings, please visit .

Greg Meng, Senior Vice President of Corday Productions, is Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Production for Days of our Lives. He is also the bestselling author of Days of our Lives: Better Living and Days of our Lives 45 Years: A Celebration in Photos.

Days of our Lives

“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives…”

For almost half a century, those words have introduced and underscored NBC’s longest-running drama series. Days of our Lives, which turned 49 in November 2014, first premiered as a half-hour drama in 1965 and expanded to an hour 10 years later. The show is currently celebrating the countdown to its 50th anniversary and remains a consistent favorite among critics and fans alike. Days of our Lives is produced by Corday Productions Inc. in association with Sony Pictures Television. Ken Corday is the executive producer with co-executive producers Albert Alarr and Greg Meng. Josh Griffith and Dena Higley are the co-head writers. Days of our Lives airs nationally on NBC in the United States and in over 25 countries internationally. The show has garnered 43 Emmy Awards, including most recently 2013 and 2015 Outstanding Daytime Drama, and 262 nominations, as well as multiple People’s Choice Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, and Prism Awards. The show’s success stems from its consistent commitment to excellence in writing and storytelling – supported by a diverse ensemble of performers – and an uncanny knack for anticipating viewer interests. With its mix of classic genre traditions and groundbreaking narratives reflecting modern life, Days of our Lives remains a perennial favorite among viewers of all ages.

Days of our Lives is set in the fictitious Midwestern town of Salem. The core families are the Bradys, the Hortons, and the DiMeras, and the multi-layered storylines involve elements of romance, adventure, mystery, comedy and drama.

Days of our Lives airs weekdays on NBC. Check your local listings.

About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (, a Sony Pictures Entertainment company, is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, Sony Pictures Television (SPT) boasts a current program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, landmark off-network series, original animated series and critically acclaimed primetime dramas, comedies and telefilms. In addition to its US production business, SPT has 19 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 13 countries and also maintains offices in 31 countries. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide. SPT also creates original content for and manages the studio’s premium streaming network, Crackle. Additionally, SPT owns US production company Embassy Row and is a part owner of the cable channel Game Show Network (GSN). SPT advertiser sales is one of the premier national advertising sales companies and handles the commercial inventory in SPT’s syndicated series as well as the Rural Media Group and

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