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72 Years of Guiding Light and I Missed It


At first I thought it was a typo.  The headline in my RSS reader claimed "TV's Guiding Light switching off after 72 years."  Television has only been commercially available since the late 1930s.  A series couldn't possibly have been running for 72 years.

It turns out Guiding Light began as a 15-minute serial on NBC Radio in January 1937 and debuted on CBS television in 1952.  Guiding Light aired in one form or another for 72 years and I never caught a single minute.

Did I miss anything?

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