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Apr.08.2010
Last week, with a little help from family and friends, I attended the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference in St. Louis, MO, where I presented the following paper at one of the three panels discussing the anthology, The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a...
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Oct.12.2009
    Last August, blogger Sara Bibel noted that "buried within the addictive train wreck" of reaction (here and here), to the firing of Soap Opera Weekly editor, Carolyn Hinsey, was "some serious commentary about soap opera journalism." This past August, it was fan reaction to an...
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Sep.21.2009
Lights up.   NEWBIE and OLDTIMER are discussing the final days of Guiding Light. NEWBIE Okay. First question: who was that guy with the hat who came to see Alex? OLDTIMER That was Fletcher Reade. He used to be married to Holly. NEWBIE Holly? The same  Holly who went off with Dr. Ed? OLDTIMER...
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Sep.18.2009
plently of carping to come, but first, a big thank you. with all the press releases about returning actors, not to mention the spoilers and tweeting from the set as gl wrapped up its final weeks, i didn't think it would be possible for viewers to be surprised. but, surprise, surprise, we were. not...
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Sep.15.2009
to get through the final week of guiding light without "breaking news" mucking things up.  today, a commuter train hit a bumper as it was coming into south station. about a dozen people had minor injuries. that was it. yet, the cbs affiliate felt it was so urgent for those sitting at home...
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Sep.13.2009
With Guiding Light's final episode looming at the end of this week, CBS News finally stepped up to the plate with extended stories on both "CBS Sunday Morning" and "60 Minutes." Even taking into account the formidable challenges posed by trying to do justice to GL's seventy-two...
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Sep.08.2009
and for the most part, good riddance. Here in Boston it rained - a lot. I came back from my all-too-short vacation with a cold. Watching Guiding Light piss away most of the summer was no fun - I mean Holly returns, yet she and Ed barely say hello. What was the point of that? Now that the writers...
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Aug.25.2009
Viewers of Guiding Light first saw Grant Aleksander when, in 1982, he took over the role of Phillip Spaulding. Aleksander's Phillip was a spoiled, bratty 17-year-old, freshly kicked out of prep school, and ready for adventure - and trouble. Enter Freddie "Rick" Bauer, Melinda "Mindy...
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Aug.06.2009
When Maeve Kinkead joined the Guiding Light cast in 1980, her character, Vanessa Chamberlain, was an over-indulged, wealthy daddy's girl. Over time, Vanessa has become Springfield's dignified voice of reason; a savvy business woman who never compromises her ethics, a loving mother who puts her...
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Aug.04.2009
  The past few weeks I've been having hard time writing. With Guiding Light's end looming large, there's a long term project I've been struggling to get my arms around. Then there's the oppressive heat that finally arrived after weeks of relentless rain. And now that Nina Tassler's (CBS President...