Kurt McKinney

Guiding Light Stars Reunite for 75th Anniversary Brunch (PHOTOS)

Former cast members of Guiding Light, the longest running drama in TV history, reunited at Bowlmor Lanes in Times Square to honor the show’s 75th anniversary with a brunch on October 7. See more photos of Guiding Light after the jump!

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One Life to Live and Guiding Light Alums Fight Cancer at Daytime Stars and Strikes (PHOTOS)

Former One Life to Live and Guiding Light stars came together at the 9th Annual Daytime Stars and Strikes charity bowling event on Oct. 7 at Bowlmor Lanes in New York City. Hosted by Jerry verDorn (ex–Clint, OLTL; ex-Ross, GL) and Elizabeth Keifer (ex-Blake, GL), the event helped raise money to strike out cancer and support the American Cancer Society. See more photos from the event after the jump!

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Kurt McKinney Heads to As the World Turns


According to Soap Opera Digest, Guiding Light alum Kurt McKinney is set to join As the World Turns for a short term role. McKinney will portray Ellis, a devious business partner of Craig Montgomery, starting in late February.

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Kurt McKinney Joins Gotham The Series


According to We Love Soaps, Kurt McKinney is joining Gotham The Series as Liam Kelly. McKinney is best known for his role as Matt Reardon on Guiding Light.

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Guiding Light Stars Appearing in Pittsburgh Tomorrow!


Wow, look what happens when you read the newspaper. Six stars from Guiding Light will make appearances at Panera stores around the Pittsburgh area to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Thursday, October 1...that's tomorrow soap fans! Catch KDKA's Pittsburgh Live, then hit the road with your best suds buds. More information after the jump. READ MORE

Requiem for a Daytime Drama, Part Two


The second in a highly personal, non-objective series highlighting various aspects of the last episodes of Guiding Light, which will end its 72 year run on September 18th.

Let me begin by making an audacious claim. In my opinion, the September 15, 2009 episode of Guiding Light — the fourth from its last broadcast ever — may just go down as one of the series' greatest episodes of all time. This is not hyperbole; maybe not top five, but certainly top twenty.

Picking up immediately after the magnificent double wedding, the expertly paced episode had everything: the heartfelt engagement of Phillip & Beth; Josh's bittersweet decision to leave Springfield and find himself; the advancement of the romances of the teenaged James & Daisy and the smoking hot Mel & Cyrus; the ongoing tease of a courtship between Frank & Blake; and the long overdue reconciliation of Lizzie and Sarah, as Jonathan gave the Spaulding heiress shared custody of their daughter.

Every actor was spot on, including the sometimes over-the-top Tom Pelphrey. However, if Monday's episode belonged to Tina Sloan (Lillian), Tuesday's honors were split between Robert Newman (Josh) and Ron Raines (Alan). READ MORE