Wednesday, April 01, 2009
The Light that failed
I can't say I ever watched it, being more of a Young and the Restless hipster for a spell, but I'll miss having The Guiding Light on the dial on CBS. Seventy-two years as a fixture on radio and TV is nothing to sneeze at, and the final broadcast on Sept. 18 will be something to watch, even if you're as ignorant of its history as I am. There's talk of it moving to cable or the web; the latter would be an interesting transition. But another piece of old media, redolent of history, will go out with the Light.