The soap storyline Mrs. Dabney was watching is the death of Adam Newman on the "Young and the Restless". Adam stole Sharon Collin's newborn baby girl and gave her to a woman who's baby he accidentily murdered. Adam married Sharon a few months later. Sharon's nemesis, Phyllis, became suspisious of Adam and investigated. She realized the truth and went to Sharon. Adam fled, but later returned. He picked up the baby Sharon just got back and forced her to listen to what he had to say. The baby's father, Nick, burst in and chased Adam away. Adam was later found dead in the basement.