With the passing of GUIDING LIGHT on Friday, it brought to mind the ending of many a classic soap. Here are some of the memorable daytime soap opera finales.
A WORLD APART: June 25, 1971 (Producer: Tom Donovan; Head Writers: Richard and Suzanne Holland)
TEXAS: December 31, 1982 (Executive Producer: Gail Kobe; Head Writer: Pamela Long Hammer)
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW: December 26, 1986 (Executive Producer: David Lawrence; Head Writer: Pamela K. Long)
SANTA BARBARA: January 15, 1993 (Executive Producer: Paul Rauch; Head Writer: Pamela K. Long)
EDGE OF NIGHT: December 28, 1984 (Executive Producer: Erwin Nicholson; Head Writer: Lee Sheldon)
CAPITOL: March 20, 1987 (Executive Producer: Charlotte Savitz; Head Writer: James Lipton)
RYAN'S HOPE: January 13, 1989 (Executive Producer: Felicia Minei Behr; Head Writers: Claire Labine, Matthew Labine and Eleanor Labine)
GENERATIONS: January 25, 1991 (Executive Producer: Sally Sussman; Head Writer: Sally Sussman)
LOVING: November 10, 1995 (Executive Producer: Jean Dadario Burke; Head Writers: Barbara Esensten and James Harmon Brown)
ANOTHER WORLD: June 25, 1999 (Executive Producer: Christopher Goutman; Head Writers: Leah Laiman and Jean Passanante) - Audio has been removed from this clip, is there another on YouTube?
PORT CHARLES: October 3, 2003 (Executive Producer: Julie Hanan Carruthers; Head Writers: Barbara Esensten and James Harmon Brown)
GUIDING LIGHT: September 18, 2009 (Executive Producer: Ellen Wheeler; Head Writers: Jill Lorie Hurst, Christopher Dunn, Lloyd Gold and David Kreizman)