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Guiding Light

Guiding Light title card.
Format Soap opera
Created by Irna Phillips
Starring See cast list
Country of origin Flag of the United States United States
No. of episodes 15,280 (as of October 12, 2007)
Production
Executive producer(s) Ellen Wheeler David Kreizman
Producer(s) Procter & Gamble Productions
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run January 25, 1937 (radio)
June 30, 1952 (television) – present
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary

Guiding Light (known as The Guiding Light prior to 1975, GL) is an American television program credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the longest-running soap opera in production and the longest running drama in television history. The 15,000th televised episode of Guiding Light aired on September 7, 2006. Due to this series run, it is not only considered to be the longest soap opera, but the longest series of any show created. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... Irna Phillips (July 1, 1901 – December 22, 1973) was an American writer who created and scripted many of the first American soap operas. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Ellen Wheeler (born October 9, 1961 in Hollywood, California) is an American actress, director and producer. ... David Kreizman is a writer for American soap operas. ... Procter & Gamble Co. ... A multi-camera setup is a film production technique wherein multiple cameras shoot the same action from different angles. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A television program (US), television programme (UK) or simply television show is a segment of programming in television broadcasting. ... Guinness World Records 2008 edition. ... The first TIME cover devoted to soap operas: Dated January 12, 1976, Bill Hayes and Susan Seaforth Hayes of Days of our Lives are featured with the headline Soap Operas: Sex and suffering in the afternoon. A soap opera is an ongoing, episodic work of fiction, usually broadcast on television... is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The program was created by soap writer Irna Phillips, and began as an NBC radio serial on January 25, 1937 before moving to CBS on June 30, 1952, as a televised serial. Irna Phillips (July 1, 1901 – December 22, 1973) was an American writer who created and scripted many of the first American soap operas. ... This article is about the television network. ... is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The show's title refers to a lamp in the study of Reverend Dr. John Ruthledge, a major character when Guiding Light debuted in 1937, that family and residents could see as a sign for them to find help when needed.

Contents

Production and locales

The Guiding Light has been broadcast from three locations: Chicago, Illinois, from 1937 until 1946, Hollywood, California, from 1947 until 1949, and New York City from 1949 until the present. It was moved from Chicago to Hollywood (despite objections of both Irna Phillips and Arthur Peterson) to take advantage of the talent pool. Production was subsequently moved to New York City, where it remains. It is currently taped at the CBS studios in midtown Manhattan. Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Hollywood redirects here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses, see Manhattan (disambiguation). ...


The fictional action has also been set in three different locales - it was based in the fictional towns of Five Points and Selby Flats before "moving" to its current day locale of Springfield. Springfield is the setting of the television soap opera Guiding Light. ...


History, plot development, and cast

Due to the 6-decade run of Guiding Light as well as the complexity of the storylines, the show's history has been split up into separate entries. Cast lists are under individual articles.


1930s and 1940s

Main article: Guiding Light (1937-1949)

The series was created by Irna Phillips, who based it on personal experiences. After giving birth to a still-born baby at age 19, she found spiritual comfort listening to the on-air sermons of Preston Bradley, a very famous Chicago preacher and founder of the Peoples Church, a church which promoted the brotherhood of man. It was these sermons that formed the nucleus of the creation of The Guiding Light, which began as a radio show. The Guiding Light (TGL) is the longest-running American television soap opera. ... Irna Phillips (July 1, 1901 – December 22, 1973) was an American writer who created and scripted many of the first American soap operas. ...


1950s

Main article: Guiding Light (1950-1959)

In 1952, The Guiding Light began airing on CBS television. Episodes were 15 minutes long. This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ...


After Irna Phillips moved to As The World Turns in 1958, her protege Agnes Nixon became Head Writer of The Guiding Light. As the World Turns (ATWT) is the second longest-running American television soap opera (the first being Guiding Light),[1] airing each weekday on CBS. Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, Illinois, the show debuted on Monday, April 2, 1956[2] at 1:30pm. ... Agnes Nixon Agnes Nixon (born Agnes Eckhardt on December 27, 1927) is a Daytime Emmy award-winning writer and producer. ...


With the transition to television the main characters became the Bauers, a lower-middle class German immigrant family.


1960s

Main article: Guiding Light (1960-1969)

Agnes Nixon relinquished her role as head writer in 1966. In 1967, the show was first broadcast in color. A year later, the show expanded from 15 to 30 minutes. This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


The 1960s saw the introduction of African-American characters, and the main focus of the show shifted to Bill and Bert's children, Mike and Ed. Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ...


1970s

Main article: Guiding Light (1970-1979)

Feeling pressure from newer, more youth-oriented soap operas such as All My Children, Procter & Gamble hired headwriters Bridget Dobson and Jerome Dobson in 1975. The Dobsons introduced a more nuanced, psychologically layered writing style, and included timely storylines, including a complex love/hate relationship between estranged spouses/step-siblings Roger and Holly. They also created a number of well-remembered characters, including Rita Stapleton, whose complex relationships with Roger and Ed would propel much of the story for the remainder of the decade, and Alan Spaulding and Ross Marler, who would both remain central characters into the 2000s. This does not cite its references or sources. ... All My Children (AMC) is a popular American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ... Procter & Gamble Co. ... Bridget Dobson and Jerome Dobson were writers for American soap operas and created the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara in 1984. ... Bridget Dobson and Jerome Dobson were writers for American soap operas and created the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara in 1984. ... Michael Zaslow as Roger and Maureen Garrett as Holly Roger Thorpe and Holly Norris were a supercouple on the American CBS soap opera Guiding Light. ... Rita Stapleton Bauer was a fictional character on the CBS soap Guiding Light. ... Alan Spaulding is a fictional character on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light. ...


In the fall of 1975, the name was changed in show's opening and closing visuals from The Guiding Light to Guiding Light. On November 7, 1977, the show expanded to a full hour and aired from 2:30-3:30 p. m. daily. is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


The show in the 1970s focused on the Bauers and the Spauldings. Several notable characters were introduced.


1980s

Main article: Guiding Light (1980-1989)

The decision was made to re-introduce the thought-dead character of Bill Bauer. Everyone had thought that he had died in an airplane crash in the early 1970s, but he was said to actually be alive. When he returned to Springfield, he brought his daughter Hillary with him. The Guiding Light (TGL) is the longest-running American television soap opera. ...


Shocking to most viewers, Jerome and Bridget Dobson killed its young heroine, Leslie Jackson Bauer Norris Bauer, R. N. She was killed by a drunken driver, and many viewers stopped watching the show due to this death.


In 1980, the Dobsons began writing As the World Turns, and were replaced by writer and former actor Douglas Marland. He created some new characters like vixen Nola Reardon. In May 1980, Guiding Light won its first Daytime Emmy award for Outstanding Achievement in a Daytime Drama. Douglas Marland (born Marland Messner, May 5, 1935 - March 6, 1993) was an American writer of soap operas. ... An Emmy Award. ...


An ever more complicated storyline focused on the Bauers, the Spauldings, the Reardons and the Raines. Pam Long became head writer in 1983, and refocused the show on Freddy Bauer (now called Dr. Rick Bauer), Phillip Spaulding, Mindy Lewis and Beth Raines. She also introduced characters Alexandra Spaulding and Reva Shayne. Long would return for a second stint from 1987 to 1990. Pamela K. Long is an American actress and writer, most known for her stints creating and producing (executive proder) of the ABC primetime comedy/drama Before she started in show business, she won the title of Miss Alabama in 1974. ...


1990s

Main article: Guiding Light (1990-1999)

With the new decade, the show started to change from Long's homespun, earthy style to a more realistic style. The Bauers, Spauldings, Lewises, and the Coopers had been established as core families, and most major plot developments circled around them. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The show suffered major cast losses mid-decade, including the loss of characters Maureen Bauer and Alexandra Spaulding. As the decade progressed, the show began a series of outlandish plot twists to compete with the serial Days of Our Lives, including a highly controversial story on cloning. Days of our Lives is an American soap opera, which has aired nearly every weekday since November 8, 1965[2] on the NBC network in the United States, and has since been syndicated to many countries around the world. ... For other uses, see clone. ...


2000s

Main article: Guiding Light (2000-2009)

The 2000s began with the splitting of the show into two locales: Springfield and the island nation of San Cristobel. In Springfield, the Santos mob dynasty created much of the drama. Meanwhile, the royal Winslow family had their own series of intrigues to deal with. In 2002, however, San Cristobel was written off the show and the mob's influence in the story was subsequently diminished and, with the departure of character Danny Santos in 2005, eliminated althogether. This does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 2005, former director and actress Ellen Wheeler (Emmy Award winner as an actress for All My Children and Another World) took over as executive producer of Guiding Light. She and writer David Kreizman made numerous changes to the sets, stories, and the cast. Several veteran actors were dropped, mainly due to budget cuts. Due to the lack of veteran influence, Wheeler has refocused the show on the youth of Springfield, centering on the controversial pairing of cousins Jonathan and Tammy. All My Children (AMC) is a popular American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ... Another World (sometimes called Another World: Bay City as it was briefly known) is a Daytime Emmy-winning American soap opera which ran on the NBC television network from May 4, 1964 to June 25, 1999. ... David Kreizman is a writer for American soap operas. ...


The show marked its seventieth broadcast anniversary in 2007. The show marked the anniversary with the launch of website FindYourLight.com and a program of outreach, reflecting Irna Phillips' original message. There was also a special episode in January 2007, with current cast members portraying Phillips and some of the earlier cast members. Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Despite low ratings, the show won 2007 Daytime Emmy Awards for Best Writing and Best Show (sharing Best Show with The Young and the Restless). Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Young and Restless. ...


Cast

Please see the articles by decade for cast. The current cast is in the article Guiding Light (2000-2009) This does not cite its references or sources. ...


Ratings & Scheduling history

Unlike most attempts made by popular radio serials to convert to a television version, Guiding Light never had any difficulty holding onto its old listening audience and making new viewers simultaneously. This was made easy by the fact that neither ABC nor NBC broadcast programs on their respective networks at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 Central, where CBS first placed GL. Six months into the run, however, the network moved the serial to a timeslot that gave it great popularity with its housewife audience, 12:45 p.m./11:45 a.m., where it ran for the next 15 years and eight months, sharing the half hour with its sister Procter and Gamble-packaged soap, Search for Tomorrow. GL handled the competition breezily, even legendary shows such as Queen for a Day on ABC (briefly in 1960) and NBC's Truth or Consequences. Usually, GL ranked second in the Nielsen ratings behind another P&G serial, As the World Turns. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... This article is about the television network. ... Search for Tomorrow was a soap opera which started airing on Monday, September 3, 1951 on CBS. The show was moved from CBS, its original broadcaster, on Friday, March 26, 1982, with NBC picking it up on the following Monday, March 29, 1982. ... Queen for a Day was an American Radio and TV show. ... Action Comics #127 (December 1948), featuring Superman appearing on the show with Ralph Edwards Truth or Consequences was an American quiz show, originally hosted on radio by Ralph Edwards from 1940 to 1957, and later on television by Edwards himself from 1950 to 1951, Jack Bailey from 1954 to 1955... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... As the World Turns (ATWT) is the second longest-running American television soap opera (the first being Guiding Light),[1] airing each weekday on CBS. Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, Illinois, the show debuted on Monday, April 2, 1956[2] at 1:30pm. ...


By 1968, though, changing viewership trends prompted CBS to expand its last two 15-minute daytime dramas, disrupting long-standing viewing habits. Search took over the entire 12:30-1/11:30-Noon period, with GL returning to its first timeslot, 2:30/1:30, albeit in the now-standard half-hour format, on September 9. This also caused the dislocation of The Secret Storm and the beloved Art Linkletter's House Party, as well as the cancellation of the daytime To Tell the Truth. It would not be the last time, though, as the next 12 years would bring several shifts around CBS' lineup. is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Secret Storm title card from 1960. ... Art Linkletters House Party or House Party was an American daytime TV variety/talk show which aired on CBS Radio from January 15, 1945 to October 13, 1967, CBS-TV from September 1, 1952 to September 5, 1969, and on NBC-TV from December 29, 1969 to September 25... Nipsey Russell, Peggy Cass, Bill Cullen and Kitty Carlisle from the 1969-78 version. ...


The 1970s saw GL's popularity dip somewhat, largely from the competition posed by younger-leaning serials such as The Doctors on NBC, but it still garnered decent ratings. After four years, CBS bumped it up a half-hour to accommodate P&G's demand that Edge of Night move to 2:30/1:30, a move that led to the end of that show on CBS three years later. In the meantime, GL stayed steadily on course against NBC's Days of Our Lives, another soap favored by younger women, and ABC's Newlywed Game. In late 1974, ABC replaced Newlywed with The $10,000 Pyramid, which went on to garner strong ratings, but not greatly at GL's expense. Meanwhile, by fall 1975 (at this point, the show dropped the word "The" officially from its title), the impending departure of Edge and CBS' planned expansion of ATWT affected GL by pushing it back to 2:30/1:30 in December, where NBC still ran The Doctors and ABC had a short-lived hit the next year with an updated Break the Bank. To complicate the picture further, ABC opted to make its first expansions, that of One Life to Live and General Hospital, in July 1976, each occupying one-half of a 90-minute block. The Doctors was a soap opera which aired on NBC from April 1, 1963 to December 31, 1982. ... The Edge of Night was a long-running American television soap opera. ... Days of our Lives is an American soap opera, which has aired nearly every weekday since November 8, 1965[2] on the NBC network in the United States, and has since been syndicated to many countries around the world. ... The Newlywed Game was an American television game show where newly-married couples answered questions to find out how well the husband and wife knew each other. ... Pyramid was an American television game show where contestants tried to guess a series of words or phrases, based on descriptions that were given to them, in the shortest amount of time. ... Break the Bank is a title that has been used for three entirely separate American game shows throughout television history. ... One Life to Live (OLTL) is an American soap opera which has been broadcast on the ABC television network since July 15, 1968. ... For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ...


With this in mind, CBS acted to give its veteran serial a contending chance by expanding it to an hour in length on November 7, 1977, strategically keeping its start time put in order to dissuade viewers from turning to the other networks. This gained particular importance when ABC finally added 15 minutes to both OLTL and GH by January 1978, so that GL straddled those two programs, as well as the first half of sister P&G show Another World on NBC. Despite GH surprising all observers by skyrocketing from near-cancellation to the top place in the ratings with the "Luke and Laura" storyline, GL, holding its own while in direct competition with GH, still hit an upswing as the decade ended. is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Another World is a book by Pat Barker. ...


On February 4, 1980, CBS bumped GL down again, to 3/2, in the midst of a major scheduling shuffle intended to give Young and the Restless a shot at beating ABC's All My Children. It has remained in this timeslot since, facing GH and NBC entries such as Texas, The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour and Santa Barbara. none of which made significant impacts upon GL. Furthermore, GH eventually petered out by the mid-1980s as well. Overall, the first half of the 1980s saw a revival in Guiding Light's popularity, with a top-five placing achieved in most years, and, for a brief period, it even managed to dethrone then-powerhouse General Hospital from the #1 ratings spot. As the decade progressed, however, the ratings slipped a bit, although it was still performing solidly. In 1993, GL began with one of the eight CBS-owned stations airing it at 10 a.m. Eastern time, New York City's WCBS-TV. Solid performance remained the case until the mid-1990s, when the show's ratings sunk as low as eighth out of 11. However, during the controversial clone storyline in 1998, ratings experienced a brief resurgence. Still, as of 2006, the lack of significant improvement in the ratings (coupled with massive budget cuts) has intensified speculation about the show's long-term future. is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The Young and the Restless (commonly abbreviated to Y&R) is an American soap opera that takes place in Genoa City, Wisconsin (named after a vacation spot that series creators William J. Bell and Lee Phillip Bell visited annually). ... All My Children (AMC) is a popular American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ... Texas (sometimes called Another World in Texas and, later, Texas: The New Generation) was a soap opera which aired on NBC from August 4, 1980 until December 31, 1982. ... The Match Game-Hollywood Squares Hour was a short-lived American television game show that combined two long-running formats of the 1970s — Match Game and Hollywood Squares — into an hour-long format. ... Santa Barbara was an American soap opera which ran on NBC for 213 episodes from July 30, 1984 to January 15, 1993. ... For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... WCBS-TV, channel 2, is the flagship station of the CBS television network, located in New York City. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As of January 2007, stations in a number of markets air GL in the morning either at 9 or 10 a.m. Eastern: Miami, Chicago, Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, New York City, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Orlando, Fort Wayne, Ind., South Bend, Ind., Portland, Me., Albany, N.Y., and Scranton-Wilkes Barre, Pa. Surprisingly, the first eight of these fourteen stations tape-delaying GL are actually CBS-owned. This represents a radical departure from past practices, when network owned-and-operated stations were almost never allowed to postpone airing a program from the live feed. WFOR-TV (CBS4) is a television station in Miami, Florida. ... WBBM-TV, officially branded as CBS2 Chicago, is an American television station in Chicago, Illinois owned and operated by CBS. Currently broadcasting from 630 North McClurg Court in downtown Chicago near The Loop, WBBM-TV transmits from the John Hancock Center. ... WJZ could refer to: WJZ-TV, a television station broadcasting on analog channel 13 / digital 38 in the Baltimore, Maryland area of the United States. ... WBZ-TV is the CBS owned-and-operated television station serving the Boston, Massachusetts television market. ... WWJ-TV is the CBS-owned and operated station in Detroit, Michigan. ... WCBS-TV, channel 2, is the flagship station of the CBS television network, located in New York City. ... KYW is the callsign of two broadcast stations in Philadelphia: KYW (AM), broadcasting at 1060 kHz on radio. ... KDKA-TV is the CBS owned and operated (O&O) television station in Pittsburgh. ... WKMG channel 6, known on air as Local 6, is a television station based in Orlando, Florida, affiliated with the CBS network. ... Look up wane in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... WSBT-TV (channel 22) is a television station in South Bend, Indiana. ... WGME is the callsign of a television station in Portland, Maine. ... WRGB is the CBS-affiliated television station for the Capital District of New York State and Western New England. ... WYOU-TV is the CBS affiliate for the Wilkes-Barre-Scranton, Pennsylvania television market. ...


KGMB-TV of Honolulu, Hawaii currently airs GL at 12 Noon local time. For the former co-owned radio stations, see KSSK-FM. KGMB is the licensed broadcast affiliate of CBS in Hawaii, with its main transmitter located in Honolulu broadcasting on channel 9 (analog) and 22 (digital). ... For the city and county of Honolulu, see City & County of Honolulu. ...


Only two CBS affiliates do not air GL at all. One is KOVR-TV in Sacramento, California, even though it is now a network-owned-and-operated station. KOVR had been acquired by CBS in the early Summer of 2005 but was a CBS affiliate since 1995. It never aired Guiding Light as a CBS affiliate on a regular basis. Before CBS affiliated with KOVR it had been affiliated with KXTV. Back in 1992, KXTV Channel 10 as a CBS affiliate dropped Guiding Light. When KOVR became the CBS affiliate, KXTV became the ABC affiliate. Guiding Light has not therefore aired in the Sacramento market since 1992. KOVR (CBS13) is the CBS owned-and-operated television station (O&O) in Sacramento, California. ... Sacramento redirects here. ... KXTV, News10 is an ABC affiliate in Sacramento, California. ...


WNEM-TV in Flint/Saginaw/Bay City, Michigan also does not air Guiding Light. They had also become a CBS affiliate in the mid 1990's. Initially they ran the soap but dropped it in 1996 due to underperforming ratings. In the Fall of 2006 WNEM began running Guiding Light on its digital channel, "My 5", which is a My Network TV Affiliate. WNEM-TV, TV 5, is the CBS television affiliate for the Mid-Michigan (Flint - Saginaw - Bay City - Midland, Michigan) television market. ... Nickname: Location of Flint within Genesee County, Michigan. ... Location of Saginaw within Saginaw County, Michigan Coordinates: , Country State County Saginaw Settled 1819 Incorporated 1857 Government  - Type  - Mayor Carol B. Cottrell  - City Manager Darnell Earley Area  - City  18. ... Bay City is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan located near the base of the Saginaw Bay on Lake Huron. ... My Network TV (sometimes written MyNetworkTV, and unofficially abbreviated MNT or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ...


Internationally, Guiding Light will start airing September 3rd 2007 in the UK on Zone Romantica. Zone Romantica (formerly Romantica) is a TV channel that broadcasts telenovelas, music and entertainment from all over the world, mainly from Latin America. ...


Daytime History: Highest rated week (November 16-20, 1981) (Household Ratings-Nielsen Media Research) Nielsen Media Research (NMR) is a U.S. firm, headquartered in New York City, and operating primarily from Oldsmar, FL, which measures media audiences, including television, radio and newspapers. ...

Rank/Serial Household Rating (Time Slot) Network
1/General Hospital 16.0 (3-4pm) ABC
4/Guiding Light 7.9 (3-4pm) CBS

For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ...

1980-1989 Ratings

1979-1980 Season

1981-1982 Season For other uses, see General Hospital (disambiguation). ...

  • 1. General Hospital 11.2
  • 4. Guiding Light 8.0

1982-1983 Season

  • 1. General Hospital 9.8
  • 6. Guiding Light 7.4

1983-1984 Season

  • 1. General Hospital 10.0
  • 5. Guiding Light 8.1

1984-1985 Season

  • 1. General Hospital 9.1
  • 4. Guiding Light 7.5

1985-1986 Season

  • 1. General Hospital 9.2
  • 6. Guiding Light 6.8

1986-1987 Season

  • 1. General Hospital 8.3
  • 7. Guiding Light 6.3

1987-1988 Season

  • 1. General Hospital 8.1 (#1 in viewers)
  • 2. The Young And The Restless 8.1 (#2 in viewers)
  • 7. Guiding Light 6.2

1988-1989 Season HH Ratings

  • 1. The Young And The Restless 8.1
  • 7. Guiding Light 6.2

Number 1 in the 1980s: General Hospital; #2:The Young And The Restless; #3: All My Children


1990-1999 Household Ratings

1989-1990 Season (1 HH rating = 921,000 Homes)

1991-1992 Season For other uses, see Young and Restless. ... Days of our Lives is an American soap opera, which has aired nearly every weekday since November 8, 1965[2] on the NBC network in the United States, and has since been syndicated to many countries around the world. ...

  • 1. The Young And The Restless 8.2
  • 5. Guiding Light 5.6

1992-1993 Season

  • 1. The Young And The Restless 8.4
  • 7. Guiding Light 5.4

1993-1994 Season (1 HH rating = 942,000 Homes)

  • 1. The Young And The Restless 8.6
  • 8. Guiding Light 5.4

1994-1995 Season

  • 1. The Young And The Restless 7.5
  • 8. Guiding Light 4.4

1995-1996 Season

  • 1. The Young And The Restless 7.7
  • 8. Guiding Light 4.0

1996-1997 Season

  • 1. The Young And The Restless 7.1
  • 7. Guiding Light 4.0

1997-1998 Season

  • 1. The Young And The Restless 7.0
  • 8. Guiding Light 3.8

1998-1999 Season HH Ratings

  • 1. The Young And The Restless 6.9
  • 8. Guiding Light 3.6
  • Number 1 in the 1990s: The Young And The Restless; #2: All My Children; #3: Days Of Our Lives

2000 To Current Household Ratings

1999-2000 Season

2000-2001 Season For other uses, see Young and Restless. ...

  • 1. The Young And The Restless 6.7
  • 8. Guiding Light 3.5

Latest Ratings

Week of October 1-5, 2007


(Compared To Last Week/Compared To Last Year) (Compared To 2003)

  • 1. Y&R 5,496,000 (+132,000/+142,000) (-491,000)
  • 2. B&B 3,708,000 (+182,000/-354,000) (-550,000)
  • 3. GH 3,030,000 (-166,000/-43,000) (-848,000)
  • 4. ATWT 3,022,000 (+139,000/-188,000) (-578,000)
  • 5. OLTL 2,760,000 (-207,000/-145,000) (-742,000)
  • 6. AMC 2,623,000 (-201,000/-222,000) (-996,000)

*7. GL 2,558,000 (+194,000/-348,000) (-631,000)

  • 8. DAYS 2,340,000 (-66,000/-653,000) (-1,306,000)

Awards

Daytime Emmy Awards

Show

  • 1980 Outstanding Daytime Drama Series
  • 1981 Outstanding Writing for a Daytime Drama Series
  • 1982 Outstanding Daytime Drama Series
  • 1982 Outstanding Writing for a Daytime Drama Series
  • 1982 Outstanding Achievement in Any Area of Creative Technical Crafts (Technical Direction/Electronic Camerawork)
  • 1983 Outstanding Achievement in Any Area of Creative Technical Crafts (Lighting Direction)
  • 1984 Outstanding Achievement in Design Excellence for a Daytime Drama Series
  • 1985 Outstanding Direction for a Drama Series
  • 1985 Outstanding Achievement by a Drama Series Design Team - Ronald M. Kelson
  • 1986 Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team
  • 1986 Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Drama Series
  • 1986 Outstanding Achievement in Costume Design for a Drama Series
  • 1987 Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for a Drama Series
  • 1987 Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling for a Drama Series
  • 1990 Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team
  • 1991 Outstanding Original Song: "Love Like This"
  • 1991 Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series
  • 1992 Outstanding Original Song: "I Knew That I'd Fall"
  • 1992 Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series
  • 1992 Outstanding Achievement in Graphics and Title Design
  • 1993 Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team
  • 1993 Outstanding Achievement in Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series
  • 1994 Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team
  • 1994 Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series
  • 1995 Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama Series
  • 1995 Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for a Drama Series
  • 1996 Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series
  • 1996 Outstanding Achievement in Makeup for a Drama Series
  • 1996 Outstanding Live and Direct-to-Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series
  • 1996 Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama Series
  • 1998 Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series
  • 1998 Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama Series
  • 1998 Outstanding Original Song: "Hold Me"
  • 2007 Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Drama Series
  • 2007 Outstanding Daytime Drama Series (tie, with The Young and the Restless)

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Individuals

  • 1983 Lifetime Achievement Award: Charita Bauer (Bert Bauer)
  • 1984 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Judi Evans Luciano (Beth Raines)
  • 1985 Distinguished Service to Daytime Television: Charita Bauer (Bert Bauer) [posthumous]
  • 1985 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne)
  • 1985 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Larry Gates (H.B. Lewis)
  • 1987 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne)
  • 1990 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne)
  • 1991 Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Rick Hearst (Alan-Michael Spaulding)
  • 1992 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Maeve Kinkead (Vanessa Chamberlain)
  • 1993 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Ellen Parker (Maureen Reardon)
  • 1993 Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Monti Sharp (David Grant)
  • 1994 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Michael Zaslow (Roger Thorpe)
  • 1994 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Justin Deas (Buzz Cooper)
  • 1994 Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series: Melissa Hayden (Bridget Reardon)
  • 1995 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Justin Deas (Buzz Cooper)
  • 1995 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Jerry verDorn (Ross Marler)
  • 1996 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Jerry verDorn (Ross Marler)
  • 1996 Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Kevin Mambo (Marcus Williams)
  • 1997 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Justin Deas (Buzz Cooper)
  • 1997 Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Kevin Mambo (Marcus Williams)
  • 1998 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Cynthia Watros (Annie Dutton)
  • 2002 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Crystal Chappell (Olivia Spencer)
  • 2003 Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Jordi Vilasuso (Tony Santos)
  • 2006 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne)
  • 2006 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Jordan Clarke (Billy Lewis)
  • 2006 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Gina Tognoni (Dinah Marler)
  • 2006 Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series: Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan Randall)

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Other awards

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Head writers and executive producers

Head writer(s) Years Executive producer(s)
Irna Phillips 1937 – 1958 David Lesan, Joe Ainley,
Carl Waster (1937 – 1956) (radio)
Lucy Ferri Rittenberg (1952-1958; television)
Agnes Nixon 1958 – 1966 Lucy Ferri Rittenberg
David Lesan, Julian Funt,
Theodore Forro, Mathilde Forro,
John Boruff, James Lipton &
Gabrielle Upton
1966 – 1968 Lucy Ferri Rittenberg
Irna Phillips 1968 – 1969 Lucy Ferri Rittenberg
Robert Soderberg & Edith Sommer 1969 – 1973 Lucy Ferri Rittenberg
James Gentile, Robert Cenedella &
James Lipton
1973 – 1975 Lucy Ferri Rittenberg, Allen Potter
Bridget Dobson & Jerome Dobson 1975 – 1979 Allen Potter
Douglas Marland 1979 – 1982 Allen Potter
Pat Falken Smith 1982 – 1983 Allen Potter, Gail Kobe
L. Virginia Browne 1983 Gail Kobe
Richard Culliton & Pamela K. Long 1983 – 1984 Gail Kobe
Pamela K. Long 1984 – 1986 Gail Kobe
Mary Ryan Munisteri, Ellen Barrett &
Jeff Ryder
1986 Gail Kobe, Joe Willmore
Joseph D. Manetta & Sheri Anderson 1986 – 1987 Joe Willmore
Pamela K. Long 1987 – 1990 Joe Willmore, Robert Calhoun
Nancy Curlee, Stephen Demorest,
James E. Reilly & Lorraine Broderick
1990 – 1993 Robert Calhoun, Jill Farren Phelps
Stephen Demorest, Patrick Mulcahey,
Nancy Williams Watt, Millee Taggert &
Sheri Anderson
1993 – 1995 Jill Farren Phelps
Sheri Anderson 1995 Jill Farren Phelps
Douglas Anderson 1995 Jill Farren Phelps, Michael Laibson
Megan McTavish 1995 – 1996 Michael Laibson
Michael Conforti & Victor B. Miller 1996 Michael Laibson
Barbara Esensten & James Harmon Brown 1996 – 2000 Michael Laibson, Paul Rauch
Claire Labine 2000 – 2001 Paul Rauch
Lloyd Gold 2001 – 2002 Paul Rauch
Millee Taggert & Carolyn Culliton 2002 – 2003 Paul Rauch, John Conboy
Ellen Weston 2003 – 2004 John Conboy, Ellen Wheeler
David Kreizman 2004 – present Ellen Wheeler

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Bridget Dobson and Jerome Dobson were writers for American soap operas and created the NBC soap opera Santa Barbara in 1984. ... Douglas Marland (born Marland Messner, May 5, 1935 - March 6, 1993) was an American writer of soap operas. ... Patricia Pat Falken Smith (January 21, 1926 – May 19, 2001) was a television writer, most famous for her stints as head writer of several soap operas, including General Hospital and Days of Our Lives. ... Allen Potter (October 2, 1818 - May 8, 1885) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Gail Kobe (born March 19, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American actress and producer. ... Richard Culliton is a Daytime Emmy nominated television writer known for his work on soap operas. ... Pamela K. Long is an American actress and writer, most known for her stints writing the soap opera Guiding Light, from 1983 to 1986 and from 1987 to 1990. ... Pamela K. Long is an American actress and writer, most known for her stints writing the soap opera Guiding Light, from 1983 to 1986 and from 1987 to 1990. ... Gail Kobe (born March 19, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American actress and producer. ... Mary Ryan Munisteri (also credited simply as Mary Munisteri) is an American television soap opera writer. ... // Ellen Barrett is a fitness instructor originally from Yonkers, New York. ... Sheri Anderson is an American TV writer who has worked primarily on serials. ... Pamela K. Long is an American actress and writer, most known for her stints writing the soap opera Guiding Light, from 1983 to 1986 and from 1987 to 1990. ... Stephen Demorest is an American soap opera writer. ... James E. Reilly (born July 15, 1948 in Bountiful, Utah) is a writer of American soap operas. ... Lorraine Broderick is an American soap opera writer who got her start on All My Children as a protégée of Agnes Nixons. ... Jill Farren Phelps (born August 18, 1948 in Methuen, Massachusetts) and has been the executive producer of many American television soap operas: Santa Barbara (1987-1991), Guiding Light (1991-1995), Another World (1995-1996), One Life to Live (1998-2001), and currently General Hospital (2001-present). ... Stephen Demorest is an American soap opera writer. ... Patrick Mulcahey is an American TV script writer. ... Millee Taggart is an American actress, best known for her long-running role as Janet Bergman Walton Collins on Search for Tomorrow. ... Sheri Anderson is an American TV writer who has worked primarily on serials. ... Sheri Anderson is an American TV writer who has worked primarily on serials. ... Jill Farren Phelps (born August 18, 1948 in Methuen, Massachusetts) and has been the executive producer of many American television soap operas: Santa Barbara (1987-1991), Guiding Light (1991-1995), Another World (1995-1996), One Life to Live (1998-2001), and currently General Hospital (2001-present). ... Jill Farren Phelps (born August 18, 1948 in Methuen, Massachusetts) and has been the executive producer of many American television soap operas: Santa Barbara (1987-1991), Guiding Light (1991-1995), Another World (1995-1996), One Life to Live (1998-2001), and currently General Hospital (2001-present). ... Michael Laibson is an American television producer who famously produces soap operas such as As the World Turns (1986-1988), Another World (1988-1993) and Guiding Light (1995-1996). ... Megan McTavish (born April 30, 1949 in Pembroke, New Hampshire) is an American soap opera writer, most known for her head writing stints on All My Children. ... 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Trivia

  • Arthur Peterson, Jr., who played Reverend Dr. John Ruthledge from 1937 to 1946 on radio, would later play the memorable character of the Major on the ABC comedy show spoof of soap operas, Soap. Caroline McWilliams who would later play Janet Mason Norris from 1969 to 1975 also was on Soap playing Burt Campbell's secretary, Sally (who Burt thought he'd had an affair with; in reality he hadn't), and later would appear on the Soap spinoff, Benson for several seasons.
  • Three times, in the late 1930s and early 1940s, NBC nearly canceled the radio version of The Guiding Light, but irate fans kept writing en masse, and NBC brought back the show. The final and fourth time NBC cancelled the show, CBS radio revived the show less than a year later.
  • The character of Roger Thorpe "died" three times in the series, the first two times in the late 1970s, and then finally off-screen in 2004. The actor who played Roger for most of the character's run, Michael Zaslow, died in 1998 from Lou Gehrig's disease.
  • In 1989, Michael Zaslow was asked to return to GL to replace Christopher Bernau and play Alan Spaulding. After having been killed off in 1980 in the role of Roger Thorpe. Zaslow declined, believing he would be too identified with Thorpe, and suggested the show find a way to bring Roger back from the dead. The rest is GL history.
  • In 2002, Joan Collins made a much publicized turn as the third Alexandra Spaulding, but scheduling of her then-book tour conflicted with her filming obligations. Procter & Gamble chose to replace Collins with Marj Dusay, who was the second actress to play Alexandra after Beverlee McKinsey vacated the role in 1992.
  • In 1984, Mary Kay Adams and Kristi Ferrell both auditioned for the role of Beth's cousin India Raines. The producers loved Ferrell so much, they created the character of Reva's younger sister Roxie Shayne for her; Adams won the role of India, who was rewritten to be Alexandra's European stepdaughter instead.
  • In Italy, under the title Sentieri, the show started to air in 1981. Now episodes are two years and eight months behind the U.S. In 1988 GL won the best soap award in the Italian version of The Emmys Galà. Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding) and Michael O'Leary (Rick Bauer) went to Milan to accept the award, named Telegatto.

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See also

  • SOAPnet TV Channel
  • List of Guiding Light cast members

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External links

  • CBS-TV: GL
  • Guiding Light Central - GL On-line Discussion Group
  • "Guiding Light" at Yahoo! TV
  • Soapcentral.com, an unofficial website with detailed character bios, news, spoilers, etc.
  • FindYourLight.net, an official CBS site that accepts user-submitted content
  • Soapdom.com's Guiding Light
  • Guiding Light at the TVGuide.com
  • GL Discussion Group
  • [1], a Guiding Light forum
  • GL Procter & Gamble Forum
  • Daytime Soap Operas Guiding Light -news, rumors, cast updates, polls
  • Inside The Marvel/Guiding Light Team Up
  • Biography: Preston Bradley; Inspired creator Irna Phillips
  • Episodes of "Guiding Light" at AOL Video
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Michael O'Leary | Justin Deas | Frank Dicopoulos | Beth Ehlers | John Driscoll | Mandy Bruno | Jordan Clarke | Brian Gaskill | Robert Newman | Kim Zimmer | Bonnie Dennison | Elizabeth Keifer | Gina Tognoni | Beth Chamberlin | Ron Raines | Ricky Paull Goldin | Crystal Chappell | Nicole Forester | Orlagh Cassidy
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