At 7 a.m. this morning, I arrive outside CBS in New York City where they were setting up several things outside for The Early Show. I saw some other folks with Guiding Light shirts on so we chatted, and talked to a nice lady who told us where to stand for maximum TV exposure. As others started showing up, some with signs, security didn't seem very happy we were there. Eventually they forced us to move to a "special" area by the street and out of regular TV camera range - it was a literal kicking to the curb.
But that couldn't dampen our spirits. Lots of people wore GL shirts and buttons, many had very creative signs, and everyone was unified in hoping that this 72 year legendary television series would live on. Fans came from Wisconsin, Rhode Island, Georgia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and, of course, New York. More states may have been represented but I didn't have a chance to talk to everyone.
We stayed at the The Early Show until it went off at 9 a.m. Kanye West was a guest today and I was hoping he would sing "Heartless" to security. Once the show ended, we marched our way to Lifetime headquarters about fifteen blocks away to make our presence felt there.
I don't know if we "saved" Guiding Light, but it was a lot of fun to meet other fans who care about the show and want it to continue. And at least we tried to make a difference.
I'll post pictures and video a bit later.
If anyone else attended at one of the other rally locations and would like to share your experience, please let me know.