After 72 years and more than 15,700 weekdays on television and radio "Guiding Light" will have it’s final hour Friday, Sept. 18.
You don’t have to be a fan of the show, or of the soap opera genre it pioneered, to feel a sense of gravity at the demise of "Guiding Light." "It’s been reflecting American life back at America since before World War II," said "Guiding Light" executive producer Ellen Wheeler. "We are the history of so many people," added veteran leading lady Tina Sloan. "They watched it for so long."