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Guiding Light
Gltitle

Debuted

January 25, 1937 (radio); June 30, 1952 (TV)

Finale

September 18, 2009

Created by

Irna Phillips

Network

NBC Radio; CBS Radio; CBS Network

Number of Episodes

2500 (radio); 15,762 (TV); 18,262 Total

Running Time

15 Minutes (1937-1968); 30 Minutes (1968-1977); 60 Minutes (1977-2009)

Guiding Light debuted as an NBC radio soap on January 25, 1937 before moving to CBS radio on June 2, 1947. On June 30, 1952, Guiding Lignt made it's television debut. The final episode aired on September 18, 2009.

Daytime Emmy Awards/NominationsEdit

Winners noted in bold:

Preceded by
Ryan's Hope (1979);

General Hospital (1981, 2006)

Drama Series Winner
1980, 1982, 2007 [tied with The Young and the Restless)
Succeeded by
General Hospital (1981, 2008);

The Young and the Restless (1983)

Preceded by
Ryan's Hope (1980);

All My Children (1985); Santa Barbara (1989); The Young and the Restless (1992, 2006)

Writing Team Winner
1981, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1993, 2007
Succeeded by
Ryan's Hope (1983);

One Life to Live (1987, 1994, 2008); Santa Barbara (1991)

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