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May.07.2009
I've been going on for a while about how there never could have been an Olivia Spencer, if there hadn't first been a Holly Norris. I have a lot of love for Holly. She paves the way for a completely different type of soap opera woman. Whereas once there were two types of soap opera women - heroines...
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May.06.2009
  When I announced the Guiding Light Project two weeks ago, I had no idea the response I was going to get. Sure, I knew people would be excited about it, but it has caught on like wildfire.  Roger Newcomb has mentioned the project several times in his blog We Love Soaps.  Patrick Erwin gave me a...
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May.05.2009
Today would have been Douglas Marland’s 74th birthday. In any case, it’s a great opportunity to celebrate his talent and his work. The newer generation of soap viewers may not know who he is, but he touched so many of the shows I know and love: Guiding Light, As The World Turns, Another World (...
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May.01.2009
Happy May Day to everyone today! And happy birthday to Judy Collins, who turns seventy today!  That feels so odd to write, that Judy Collins is seventy. To me she’s always the same age in her mid thirties, singing the alphabet song with Mr. Snuffalugus.  I’m reminded of the line in the Simon and...
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Apr.30.2009
I am happy to announce that I’m going to be on The Robert Reid Show on Sunday May 3rd! I’m going to be talking about the Guiding Light Project with Lynn Liccardo, Patrick Erwin, and Harley Jane Kozak.    Needless to say, I am so excited about this. I would love it if people would listen and call in...
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Apr.29.2009
I love this picture of Irna Phillips. It looks like she’s talking about something good, maybe a story, maybe a deal to get another one of her shows on television. Whatever it is, she’s got something going on, you can tell.  I also love the fact in this picture she looks so ordinary.  That might...
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Apr.27.2009
This Friday, 1 May, will mark a month since CBS announced it was canceling Guiding Light (and, for what it’s worth, Friday also marks the first anniversary of my first post here at Red Room). When Jennifer Gibbons asked me to be a part of RR’s Guiding Light Project, I wasn’t sure where I would...
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Apr.22.2009
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the possible end of Guiding Light.   I wanted so much to be wrong. I wanted to write a blog that said surprise! It’s not going to be canceled, even though it is last in the ratings!  I also thought Walter Mondale was going to win the election in 1984. This proves...
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Apr.21.2009
  to bring you... It's only April, and so far 2009's been a rough year for viewers in the New York metropolitan area who watch Guiding Light on WCBS. Last week, it was live coverage of the installation of a new archbishop that enraged GL fans in general, Otalia fans in particular. Actually, I think...
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Apr.15.2009
so much more to write on this that will have to wait until next week. and i don't mean this to sound nitpicky; i know they've been cramming in jessica leccia's scenes before she leaves to have her baby. of course,  i may be the only one who noticed... but it's a real tribute to the power of great...