Search for Tomorrow started on September 3, 1951 on the CBS television network, and in1982 moved to the NBC network and ran until December 26, 1986. It was created by Roy Winsor, and the first thirteen episodes were written by Soap writer legend Agnes Nixon. From 1951 to 1968 the show was only fifteen minutes, and from 1968 on it was a thirty minute show, always produced by the Procter & Gamble Products company, thus, the 'Soap Opera' moniker. The show was produced at the CBS Broadcast Center at 524 West 57th St. in Manhattan until August 1982 when production was moved to the Reeves/Teletape Studio on Broadway and West 81st St. in New York City.
Some of the stars that made appearances on Search for Tomorrow include Lee Grant (1953-1954), Larry Hagman (1957), Sandy Duncan (1964), Jill Clayburgh (1969-1970), Hal Linden (1969), Susan Sarandon (1972), Kevin Kline (1976), Kevin Bacon (1979), Olympia Dukakis (1983), Wayne Rogers (1959).