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Guiding Light 

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Guiding Light takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield. In its early years the stories centered on the middle class Bauer family, but later the wealthy Spauldings, ... See full summary »

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 Reva Shayne / ... (1,676 episodes, 1983-2009)
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 Beth Raines / ... (1,506 episodes, 1989-2009)
Maureen Garrett ...
 Holly Norris / ... (1,041 episodes, 1976-2009)
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Guiding Light takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield. In its early years the stories centered on the middle class Bauer family, but later the wealthy Spauldings, Chamberlains, and Lewises, along with the working class Reardons and others, took their own places of prominence, though the Bauers remained the heart of the show. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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30 June 1952 (USA)  »

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(1952-1968) | (1968-1977) | (1977-2009)

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(1952-1987)| (1987-)

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(1967-2009)| (1952-1967)

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1.33 : 1
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According to the memoir of Agnes Nixon, a long-time head-writer for the series, in the early-1960s, she wrote a story-line featuring the character of Bert Bauer, portrayed by Charita Bauer, surrounding early detection of uterine cancer with a Pap test after she lost a friend to cancer. Executives of the show were outraged, but Nixon stood her ground. She was eventually granted permission to write the story-line, but was forbidden from using the words cancer, uterus or hysterectomy in her scripts. The story, one the first involving cancer on television, resonated with millions of women, who, after watching the show, scheduled Pap tests. See more »

Quotes

A.C. Mallet: A joke, not that funny. See, that was a joke. Come here. Come here. I asked you to move in with me because I like you. And I like being around you. And I kind of like myself when I'm around you. And I asked you to move in with me because, um... I'm kind of selfish, I just don't want to share you with anybody else. And I asked you to move in with me because I've been alone for a long time, and I'm starting to realize I don't have to be alone. I can share my life with someone. And I would like ...
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Featured in The 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (2008) See more »

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Die Springfield Story
Written by Ralph Thiekötter & Maik Weppner
Courtesy of Heinz & Klaus Funk, Hamburg
(German version)
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Guiding Light
21 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have watched Guiding Light for 45 years. My mother started watching when it first started. The story lines have been great. Between Reva and Joshua's ups and downs. I hope they find their way back to each other. It would be great if you could bring back Danny and Michelle. Michelle is a great asset to the show. Also, Ed Bauer added a great touch to the show. Jonathan and Tammy belong to each other. I was glad you finally put them together. Sandy needs to move on. As far as Alan Michael coming back, I find it very strange that he is making moves on Marina, when he was married to her mother years ago. Not a good move. Please writers, keep the show going. I don't want another talk show in the on daytime TV.


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