Why are people so bent on writing an obituary for DAYS, and offering countdowns as to how long it will be on air? what kinds of programming are they missing as the result of the DAYS broadcast? I mean, is DAYS keeping anyone from switching to stations that serve up the usual late-morning-afternoon fare: One talk show after another that features a minor celebrity host, an audience that claps estatically as other celebrities promote their new movie, book, album, latest style, diet, gossip. Blah, Blah, Blah. How original! A soap opera has to create and broadcast several story lines every day. They may not all be winners, but having a program that follows the lives of people in story form 261 days a year comes from our oldest form of entertainment, going back to ancient times. The soap opera is part of our culture, and we are losing it.