Clara, Lu and Em began in 1931 on NBC. The comic soap opera was then revived on CBS. Clara, Lu and Em vanished into radio oblivion after being broadcast for only a short while.
Clara, Lu and Em made a comeback as a revival on the CBS network. First aired over a local AM radio in Chicago, it was considered one of the first soap operas on the radio. It became a standard for all soaps that came after it. The show was described as a light drama with a few comedic stunts from three tongue-wagging Midwestern housewives.