Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jun. 30, 1952
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
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Guiding Light

The Guiding Light began as a radio drama 75 years ago. On TV, it 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.

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55x235 Ep. #15186 Aired: Jan. 28, 2011

Josh and Reva talk about the past that they have shared together. Josh realizes just how much Cassie means to him and after Reva hears on the …

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The show had 58 seasons and 3568 episodes air between 1952 and 2009.

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Guidng Light, the longest running show in broadcast history, will complete it's final season on CBS Television Network in September. The daytime drama was not renewed by CBS for the 2009-2010 broadcast season, marking the end of its 57 year run on the Network.

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  • This episode has survived and has turned up on various video-sharing sites. The original commercials for Duz and Ivory have survived along with it.
  • This was the first episode taped in color.
  • 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…
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    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. NBC 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.
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