Happy anniversary to GUIDING LIGHT, which premiered 64 years ago!
Although the soap began as an NBC radio serial in 1937, it transferred to CBS Radio in 1947 and debuted on television on June 30, 1952. GL holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-running drama on television in American history for its 57 year run.
Over those years, viewers followed the continuing drama of the Bauer, Reardon, Spaulding, and Lewis families, and thrilled to the romances of supercouples like Josh and Reva, Danny and Michelle, and Beth and Phillip.
Although CBS aired the final episode of GL in 2009, the show lives on in the hearts of its fans. Relive the glory days of the long-running soap with this gallery of some of its classic moments!
For more on your favorite soaps, keep reading the CBS edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
Carita Bauer as Bert Bauer on the Cedars Hospital set, circa 1981
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