Guiding Light: Comes to an end

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  1. Principessa

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    GUIDING LIGHT to Broadcast its Final Episode on Friday, Sept. 18





    I can't believe it! I used to watch this as a toddler with my grandmom. This is truly the end of an era. :frown1:

    I was hoping this was an April Fools'Day joke but apparently it's true. :cry:
     
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    I used to watch Captain Kangaroo as a toddler too.....so?

    (DOH!) :D

    It only means 25 bad actors are out of work.
     
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    :eek:

    Sorry to hear that!!
    I also thought it was a JOKE.
     
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    I was forced to make sure our VCR was set to record all the CBS soaps for my mom before I went to school. And there was hell to pay if she didn't get her tape!

    "Guiding Light" was always the last one on the tape. Before that, "The Young & The Restless", "The Bold & The Beautiful" and "As The World Turns". God forbid if I left Nickelodeon or MTV on the cable box. She'd come home to a bunch of music videos, or worse, "You Can't Do That On Television" and "Dangermouse". LOL!! (Love ya, mom!) :biggrin:

    R.I.P. Guiding Light...
     
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    Even though I am not a 'soap queen' myself, it is sad news and the end of an era. My brother works for another network and said their daytime soap programming has been sucking air for a while now...with ratings (and ad revenue) declining steadily for about twenty years. CBS is the first to blink in his opinion, and many more old line daytime shows will follow.
     
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    I mean it's not like it's The Edge of Night that had talented actors!:grumble:
     
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    sad, I liked that show when I last saw it like 25 years ago. I might watch Days if anything at all. Will is such a cutie.
     
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    I couldn't care less beyond saying it's sad to see such a long-running program go down.

    OTOH, I hope this means less pablum on the boob tube.

    I'm not holding my breath.
     
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    Alot of good actors came out of soaps....Ray Liotta, Kathleen Turner, Beth Berridge, Some soaps are better than others. Maybe the network should get a stimulus package from Obama the Mesiah.
    Actors are getting fired left and right on the soaps from what I hear, even some of the most veteran actors.....Diedre Hall.
     
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