Guiding Light is over ….

Guiding Light is currently in its final season on CBS, as the THE 34TH ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS network announced on April 1, 2009 that due to low ratings the series was being canceled. The final episode is scheduled to air on September 18, 2009. Series producer Procter & Gamble Productions has said that they are not going to give up on the series and are exploring other options, including cable networks (a move similar to the one employed by the producers of Passions when the show was canceled by NBC) and Internet broadcasts.

 

 

women_of_gl Guiding Light was created by soap writer Irna Phillips, and began as an NBC radio serial on January 25, 1937 before moving to CBS on June 30, 1952, as a televised serial.

My great grandmother watched this show when I was a little girl.  She would pull her chair right in front of that old black & white tv and crank the volume up so loud that it could be heard from at least three blocks away.   The daily episode only lasted for 15 minutes back then …. that was many years ago.  I don’t know for sure but my guess would be that she started with the program when it was on the radio.

It’s rather sad to see this old “soap” come to an end.  I even watched it for awhile during the 60’ and 70’s.

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