HomeTagsClassic SoapsGuiding Light Triubte on 60 Minutes This Sunday Melodie September 11, 2009 Classic Soaps 16 Comments During the Bauer Barbeque, 60 Minutes Correspondant Morely Safer visited the set of Guiding Light to film a tribute on the 72-year-old sudser. The tribute will feature classic GL clips and interviews from the cast and crew. Be sure to check it out this Sunday, September 13th at 7p.m. ET/6p.m. CT. For long time Guiding Light fans like myself, be sure to bring the tissues! 16 Responses eriklovessoaps September 11, 2009 A nice romantic tribute would be nice. I like to see them digging up dirt like they can only do and let everyone know the truth. Log in to Reply daisyclover1938 September 11, 2009 I’ll be watching!! I hope they do Guiding Light justice! Log in to Reply californiaguy888 September 11, 2009 When 60 Minutes airs segments such as these (profiling actors, musicians,etc.) , they usually don’t air the dirty laundry. I hope it’s more like a valentine – this show SURE deserves one! Don’t get me started on that daytime Emmy show fiasco. Log in to Reply rocki345 September 12, 2009 The tears are already coming,:(. Log in to Reply RoseVioletDaisy September 12, 2009 I don’t buy that it’s CBS censoring Otalia. They let Nuke kiss and have sex, eventually, and when they finally did it was no big deal. I think it’s Wheelie. Every instinct she’s had has been wrong. Every idea she’s had has been terrible. The gender relations on the show are extremely offensive. And all the while she actually sees herself as some kind of revolutionary genius because of her TinkerToyCameras, HootervilleSpringfield, and being “daring” enough to ruin every character and destroy every real couple. I think the same thing is happening here. She thinks she’s done something daring just by “going there” when in fact, the lack of physical intimacy has made a mockery of the notion that this is a romantic couple at all. Log in to Reply J Bernard Jones September 12, 2009 PREDICTION: The 60 Minutes pice will be less a "tribute" than about 1/3 making fun of GL, 1/3 pointing out how "ridiculous" soaps (and their fans) can be, and 1/3 a declaration that soaps are dying/dead. As a loyal viewer of 60 Minutes since the 70’s (Point/Counterpoint, anyone?), I wait — and hope — to be proved wrong. Log in to Reply eriklovessoaps September 12, 2009 I hate to bring up anchient history, but didn’t Nelson say stuff about Wheeler and Otalia not happening back in December? He made some sort of claim about Wheeler being Mormon in the article and that having an affect. Maybe someone can refresh my memory. Otalia not happening would only be a small part of the dirt I would like to be revealed. Otalia never got me, partly due to how Wheeler messed with Olivia already. I was already tired of the show and had quit watching it for months when I stumbled upon Olivia and Natalia’s friendship. I doubt Otalia, partly because of the past. I think Otalia could of been less physical, but the writing made it not fesible. The fact they are a cause causes their not being depicted just so to balloon in importance when in fact they aren’t that important to the show’s cancellation. I’m sure this is just a profile story. They didn’t dig up any dirt on that blind autistic kid that could play the pano, did they? Log in to Reply Jack661 September 12, 2009 Just so you all know, looks like rain-delayed U.S. Open will NOT be affecting GL now that the finals are pushed to Monday. I was wondering if they were going to have to preempt GL with the rain delays. But turns out ESPN2 will cover the Open on Monday afternoon and then CBS will pick up coverage at 4:00 Eastern after GL has aired Monday. Log in to Reply eriklovessoaps September 12, 2009 That should make the Y&R fans unhappy in Louisville. Log in to Reply Dariclone September 12, 2009 I’ll be watching for sure! I think J. Bernard will be right in his predictions. but I hope CBS will prove us wrong and do a decent job. Log in to Reply Joan76 September 13, 2009 I don’t know if I can bring myself to watch it, it’s really going to sad to see it, GL is really good right now there emotions are really coming out, shame. How much you want to bet that GL will be preempted by that tennis shit or news break. I sure hope GL finally get the respect they truly deserve, I doubt it. Log in to Reply ldylkng September 14, 2009 I thought it was good! Log in to Reply californiaguy888 September 14, 2009 I enjoyed the 60 minutes piece on GL..It was great…Typically they don’t do awful segments on the performing arts , so I wasn’t expecting a ‘hit’ piece or some frivilous commentary about soap fans. It was well done. Thanks 60 minutes Log in to Reply Dariclone September 14, 2009 I liked it too. i was surprised that they interviewed so many great actors abd took them all seriously. I could’ve done with a little less Ellen Wheeler but at least she wasn’t givem us much praise as she has been in the past. Log in to Reply Kate82 September 11, 2009 The only truth I want to find out atm is who censored Otalia. Since it was most likely CBS, I highly doubt they’d put their own investigative news show to dig that one up. CBS= Censoring Broadcasting Bullshit Log in to Reply matealestlmo September 12, 2009 This will NOT make me happy at all, the Y&R part since Y&R airs at 4 pm CT M-F (here in St. Louis, Missouri) which means I’ll miss Monday’s show. Ugh! Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.