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Guiding Light 

The Guiding Light (original title)
Guiding Light takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield and centers on the middle class Bauer family.

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Irna Phillips
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kim Zimmer ...  Reva Shayne / ... 1,676 episodes, 1983-2009
Beth Chamberlin ...  Beth Raines / ... 1,506 episodes, 1989-2009
Maureen Garrett Maureen Garrett ...  Holly Norris / ... 1,041 episodes, 1976-2009
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Storyline

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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Life happens here.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guiding Light See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Mono (1952-1987)| Stereo (1987-)

Color:

Color (1967-2009)| Black and White (1952-1967)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The series received a special citation from the Emmy Awards' New York Chapter "for distinguishing itself as the longest running program in the history of daytime drama" in 1997. See more »

Quotes

Frank Achilles 'Buzz' Cooper, Sr.: Change? You changed her? How much? You can't expect her not to be what she is. I mean you can't... you have to live life with your eyes open to what she is. Because if you walk around with your eyes closed, pretending your blind, you know that's like rolling molasses up a sand hill.
Henry Cooper: Molasses up a sand hill? Dad, where do you get this crap?
Frank Achilles 'Buzz' Cooper, Sr.: I'm greek. You know, epic tragedy, we invented it and drama...
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Connections

Featured in Sherrybaby (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Die Springfield Story
Written by Ralph Thiekötter & Maik Weppner
Courtesy of Heinz & Klaus Funk, Hamburg
(German version)
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This show is GREAT!
9 June 2005 | by elizabeth_dahanSee all my reviews

I love Guiding Light. I have been watching it since my Grandmother showed it to me when I was 13. Neat!

There have been times when the plot got weird (they cloned Reva at one point! Noooo!)But there is such a diversity in plots that there is always something that keeps me glued to the screen!

I totally love this show and also love discussing it online with my fellow viewers over at Guiding Light Central (www.guidinglightcentral.com) There is always something interesting to discuss about the show with everyone. It adds a whole new dimension to the show! We discuss the show with each other and speculate about the motivations behind the character and try to predict what will happen next! It is so much fun that I would not miss a show! Thank goodness for our DVR!


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