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    Guiding Light - NEWS ROOM

    In our 'Guiding Light' News Room, Soaps.com keeps you up-to-date with the latest Soap Opera news on the net. We also feature interviews with the soap stars, as well as local appearances by the actors and actresses.

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    Guiding Light's Robert Bogue On Stage.

    Wednesday, September 16 2009

    It may be short notice, but if you are in New York City tonight, you might want to rush down to The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre to catch Guiding Light 's Robert Bogue (AC Mallet) when he appears on stage. The actor will be taking part in the latest episode of the theatre's long-running, and improvised, parody of a soap opera, "As The Diamond Burns."

    The thirty minute performance calls on a troupe of actors to create and... » Read More

    Guiding Light: From The Beginning - The 1970s.

    Tuesday, September 15 2009

    The 1970s saw some major changes for Guiding Light , and for soaps in general. The demands of advertisers made it necessary to focus more on younger characters and competition with the many new soaps springing up forced them to be sexier and more shocking than before. That didn't mean that the series lost its heart. The Bauers continued to provide a balance and Bert returned to focus for a few years. To keep up with demand, the show expanded to... » Read More

    Guiding Light Gets A Special Send Off By Some Stars From Y&R....

    Tuesday, September 15 2009

    Original Article: August 5

    Ever since the cancellation was announced, there have been steady reports of former cast members returning to Springfield for brief appearances to tie up loose ends. However, it looks like it won't only be veteran performers from Guiding Light who will be making cameo appearances before the series ends this September. It's being reported that Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor) and Christian LeBlanc... » Read More

    Guiding Light Video Clip: The Finale.

    Monday, September 14 2009

    Here is the final preview for Guiding Light . There are plenty of hints about how things will end. Will all of the stories be tide up before the finale?



    Check out the video and let Soaps.com know what you think. » Read More

    Guiding Light: From The Beginning - The 1960s.

    Monday, September 14 2009

    With Agnes Nixon at the helm for the first half of the decade, Guiding Light in the 1960s became more explicitly socially conscious, allowing even more room for topical issues while integrated advertisements became less explicit. The second half of the decade saw former actors from the show taking over as writers and the brief return of Irna Phillips. Over the course of the decade, the show would leap from 15 minutes to a full half hour (in... » Read More

    Guiding Light Weekly Blog.

    Monday, September 14 2009

    Blogging From The Beacon.

    Thoughts on the week of September 7-11.

    The abbreviated three day week was nicely divided into a few symbolic acts, which is a wise way to condense a lot into a little. There was the feeling that things were being wrapped up speedily. It's not so much that things are rushed, but that they are simplified. At times there is a certain nearly poetic beauty about doing it this way, but other... » Read More

    Guiding Light on 60 Minutes. (Updated)

    Monday, September 14 2009

    Original Article: June 12

    Since the Guiding Light 's cancellation was announced, plenty of fans have been saddened by how little media attention the event has received. Finally, it looks like someone, at CBS no less, will be giving the show a little more of the honor it deserves.

    Amidst all of the recent Twittering from the GL actors at the recent taping of the Bauer barbecue, one of the things that stood out... » Read More

    Guiding Light: From The Beginning - The 1950s.

    Friday, September 11 2009

    In the 1950's, Guiding Light moved to TV while still remaining on the radio. For the first half of the decade, actors would shoot for TV in the morning before recording for radio in the afternoon. In 1952, the first episodes aired on CBS and ran only fifteen minutes. Control of the series was passed from Phillips to Agnes Dixon. Over the course of the decade, many of the show's staple families would become firmly established. This was... » Read More

    Video Clip Preview: Guiding Light On 60 Minutes.

    Friday, September 11 2009

    This Sunday September 13, veteran "60 Minutes" journalist Morley Safer will be airing a piece he did on the end of Guiding Light . It will feature commentary and interviews with the cast and crew of the series.



    Here he is talking to a fellow reporter about the story and why he thinks the show, and the genre in general, is ending. The special will air on CBS. Please check your local listings for... » Read More

    Guiding Light: From The Beginning.

    Thursday, September 10 2009

    In light of the end drawing near, here's a little glance back at the beginning. Guiding Light first aired on radio on January 25, 1937 and ran until June 29, 1956. It made the leap to TV in 1952. The kernel of the series came to writer Irna Phillips from her own experiences growing up in Illinois. After giving birth to a stillborn child, she found solace in the radio broadcasts of church services and sought to create a new kind of space for... » Read More

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