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Guiding Light Is Dying

Your grandma is going to wish this was an April Fools’ joke. CBS announced today that Guiding Light, the once unstoppable television soap opera, will air its last episode in September. The show made its debut on NBC radio in 1937, produced more than 15,700 episodes, and is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running drama ever. Over the years the show expanded from radio to serials to color television and covered hot-button issues to the tune of 69 Daytime Emmy awards.