When a show is on the air as long as Guiding Light has been -- five days a week for 72 years, broadcasting almost 16,000 episodes! -- it becomes an integral part of people's lives. We hear so many stories of families who tuned in together, loyalty to the show being passed down from generation to generation ... the day-to-day dramas of the characters slowly interwoven with their own.
That's how it was for me. My mom and grandma were lifelong fans of the show. My grandma even listened to it on the radio before it started playing on TV. So, every day when 2pm hit, she would say "Let's see what Reva's up to" and turn the channel to Guiding Light. My first memories are of Reva and Kyle, Beth and Phillip, Mindy and Kurt and their beautiful, fairytale wedding. Later, I became fascinated with The Sampson Girl contest and Simon and Jesse's whirlwind romance. Through the years, I've remained a loyal viewer, taping or Tivo-ing the show everyday to check in on the characters I love so much.
How did you start watching the show? What are some of your favorite Guiding Light memories?
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