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Guiding Light 

The Guiding Light (original title)
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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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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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

Guiding Light was the longest-running drama series in history. It began on radio, as "The Guiding Light", on January 25, 1937, and originally revolved around Rev. Dr. John Ruthledge (played by Arthur Peterson) and his congregation. CBS canceled it in 1939, 1941, 1942, 1944, and 1946. Each time, letter-writing campaigns led to the show's return. It was on radio and television from June 30, 1952 to June 30, 1956; the actors had to perform scripts twice a day. Its first color broadcast was September 11, 1967. The first 30 minute broadcast was September 9, 1968. The first hour-long broadcast was June 16, 1975. The final episode aired September 18, 2009. See more »

Quotes

[Later, the two of them discuss their day]
Harley: Did you buy or seel any small countries today?
Gus: No, that's tomorrow at 4.
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Connections

Referenced in Life on Mars: Let All the Children Boogie (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

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 rjcollSee 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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