Not to mention that tape was designed for reuseablility with things like newscasts, soaps, and game shows in mind. Less expensive than film, immediate playback, and once aired you can reuse the tape next day/week/month. You *might* keep the truly "special" stories/episodes but otherwise who'd want to watch a newscast, soap opera, or game show episode again? They could see the syndication value in prime time programs but daytime? That was mostly filler stuff or syndicated to begin with.