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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...
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Apr.14.2009
some good news that somehow escaped my attention with all the discussion around GL's cancellation.  Last week ABC announced that the remaining episodes of Pushing Daisies, Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Money will be aired on Saturday nights beginning May 30th Daisies' final three episodes will air May...
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Apr.13.2009
April can be a cruel month. CBS announced the cancellation of Guiding Light, ER broadcast its final episode and The New York Times Corporation is threatening to close down my hometown newspaper of record, The Boston Globe – and that was just the first week. Here’s hoping for the promised May...
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Apr.05.2009
Along with other Guiding Light fans, I've been working my way through the five stages of grief. I actually got a head start. While I held out a tiny glimmer of hope for GL's future after I read through last December's reports from Peapack, in my heart of hearts I knew it just wasn't going to happen...
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Apr.01.2009
If you're reading this, you've probably already heard the bad news. and, no, sad to say, it's not an April Fool's Day joke; but neither is the good news: NBC and DIRECTV announced a two-year pick-up for Friday Night Lights. This is particularly good news for me:  the pick-up of FNL and cancellation...
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Mar.31.2009
                This morning I was writing when I noticed I received an e-mail. Taking a look at it, I noticed it was a forward e-mail. At first I thought oh geez, don’t be an e-mail where I have to forward it to ten friends and I’ll get lucky. No, it was Entertainment Weekly confirming a story...
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Mar.30.2009
Really, you do. In a 1972 New Yorker piece titled, "Afternoon Television: Unhappiness Enough and Time," Renata Adler noted that Guiding Light had been "one of the most watched programs in daytime television. No more. The Doctors was just a better-written, better-acted epic of despair...