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After 72 years, TV's `Guiding Light' switching off


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Apr 1, 1:38 PM (ET)


NEW YORK (AP) - The soap opera "Guiding Light" is switching off after a 72-year run that predates television.

CBS says the show will have its final episode in September. Like most daytime dramas, "Guiding Light" has suffered from declining ratings and CBS is looking for a lower-cost alternative to the hour of programming.

The Guinness Book of World Records has cited it as the longest-running television drama.

It began as a 15-minute serial on NBC Radio in January 1937 and debuted on CBS television in 1952, focusing on the Bauer family of Springfield.
 

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i haven't watched it in years, but i can't believe it's going off the air. glad my grandma is not here to see this. no matter where she had to go, she had to be home in time to see her "shows" and that was one of them.
 

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Our family friend was the voice that said "This is the Guiding Light" or something like that for years, probably up until about 6 years ago.
 

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OMG -- Eileen will be devastated. She ADORES/D that show.
 

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She, too, watched it w/her gramma. Back in the day when there was a LITTLE Alan Michael.
 

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OH wow. I used to watch it way back when!

The guy who played Alan Michael for a long time and the girl who played Cassie, I think, are both on GH now.
 
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