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Fans are saddened as 'Light' dims

Sunday, September 6, 2009

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"Guiding Light" fans across the globe are preparing to say goodbye to the longest-running television drama, which will air its final episode at 2 p.m. Sept. 18 on CBS. At that time, the soap opera will have spanned 72 years and produced more than 15,700 episodes on radio and television. Josh Mills, Staff
SIKESTON -- "Guiding Light" fan Kari Wilhelm of New Hamburg remembers the late 1990s when she was a student at Arkansas State University. She and her roommate -- a "General Hospital" fan -- each had classes that ended at 1:50 p.m. That left 10 minutes for each to return to their dorm room and catch their respective soap operas, which both started at 2 p.m.

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