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0 January 27th, 2009 “GL” celebrates 72nd anniversary in broadcasting!


Guiding Light” turned 72 years old this week as the longest running soap in broadcast history.  It debuted on the radio on January 25, 1937.  Then, following its move to television,  Springfield was brought to life before viewers eyes. Its debut in the era’s new medium, was June 30th, 1952.

As part of this week long celebration, “On-Air On-Soaps” will be uploading new video interviews with today’s stars of “Guiding Light” in the Media Gallery.  So make sure to check back mid-week!


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