Good-bye to Guiding Light, 72 Years Young
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Ellen Wheeler, Executive Producer
Jill Lorie Hurst, Head Writer
Grant Aleksander, "Phillip Spaulding"
Bradley Cole, "Jeffey O'Neill"
Elizabeth Keifer. "Blake Marler"
Michael O'Leary, "Rick Bauer"
Kim Zimmer, "Reva Shayne O'Neill"
On September 18, the longest-running scripted program in broadcast history comes to an end. Beginning on radio in 1937, Guiding Light has been a daily mirror for American society, depicting attitudes on war, discrimination against women, civil rights, and much more. Join Reva Shayne (Kim Zimmer), Joshua Lewis (Robert Newman), Phillip Spaulding (Grant Aleksander), and others from Springfield as the Paley Center looks back over the history of the celebrated CBS series. A clip of the finale will be shown, as well as highlights from the serial's long history.