A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Guiding Light


If you miss your daily dose of Guiding Light, you won't want to let this opportunity pass you by. APP.com is reporting that New Jersey Public Television & Radio (NJN) will air On the Set, a documentary which gives viewers a glimpse inside the inner workings of the venerable daytime show.
This special provides a fascinating, behind-the-scenes look at Guiding Light, the longest running drama in television and radio history. Produced and directed by Tom Philips and hosted by Executive Producer Frank Dicopoulos, who played the role of Frank Achilles Cooper, Jr. for over twenty years on the popular soap opera. Viewers get to see the actors, technicians and crew as they work together on a typical day to produce one episode of Guiding Light.
NJN1: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 7 p.m.
NJN2: Monday, February 22 – Friday, February 26, at 11:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.

So Long Springfield Packs the House in Pittsburgh


Fans came out in droves to the Hyatt Regency in Pittsburgh this weekend for the So Long Springfield event, saluting 72 years of The Guiding Light. Since the event was sold out, it was clear that it would be crowded, but I certainly wasn't prepared for the amount of people who turned out to say goodbye to something that they hold so close to their hearts.

So Long Springfield Heads to Las Vegas


Guiding Light fans on the West Coast will now have a chance to say "So Long Springfield" when the event makes a stop in Las Vegas. The hot Nevada destination will mark the third city on the tour that plays host to popular GL stars, following Pittsburgh and Atlanta. Appearances by twelve stars are scheduled for Saturday, December 5, at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for an afternoon and evening session. More details after the jump.

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.

Pittsburgh and Atlanta Say So Long Springfield

Guiding Light may be off the air, but some fans will have a chance to give the show and some of it's stars a proper send off. Pittsburgh will kick off a "So Long Springfield" event that will host ten actors from GL. Pittsburgh has long been a core fan base and as a result, it was chosen to be the first stop. There is an afternoon and evening session slated for Saturday, October 24 and an afternoon session set for Sunday, October 25.

If you can't make it to Pittsburgh, then head on down to the next stop, Atlanta. An afternoon and evening event is scheduled for Saturday, November 7. The website has important information, so click HERE to get the scoop before you make your plans. Don't miss out on your chance to say so long to Springfield!

Requiem for a Daytime Drama, Part One



The first 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.


These final weeks of Guiding Light have been pure torture to watch. I don't mean "the new production model" (a phrase I never hope to hear again in my lifetime) or Bonnie Dennison's (Daisy) futile attempts to remember her lines. No, what has been extraordinarily difficult for me as a viewer — who vividly remembers when Roger (Michael Zaslow) kidnapped Holly (Maureen Garrett) in the Caribbean and Ed (then Mart Hulswit) threw him off a cliff — is watching the series' stories come to their inevitable conclusions.

Guiding Light on 60 Minutes: A Review



On Sunday evening, 60 Minutes paid magnificent tribute to Guiding Light.

Viewers were treated to a retrospective segment featuring brief interviews with Tina Sloan, Frank Dicopolous, Ron Raines, Grant Aleksander, Michael O'Leary, Peter Simon, Beth Chamberlin, and of course, Robert NewmanKim Zimmer. There was also a sure-to-be lambasted short sit down with Ellen Wheeler and GL's last de facto headwriter Jill Lorie Hurst, which will probably send ex-headwriter David Kriezman (now at As the World Turns) into a soap-style catatonic state.