GUIDING LIGHT Acknowledged at “Made in NY” Awards

On Monday, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg presented the fourth annual “Made in NY” awards to five individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the City’s entertainment industry.

At the ceremony, Mayor Bloomberg acknowledged the CBS daytime drama GUIDING LIGHT, which will come to an end this fall after fifty-seven years on air. The show, which the Guinness Book of World Records named the world’s longest-running TV drama, has been based in New York City since 1949 when it was a radio serial.

In attendance from GUIDING LIGHT and AS THE WORLD TURNS were Colleen Zenk Pinter, Don Hastings, Frank Dicopoulos and Caitlin Van Zandt (all pictured).

Also on hand were Jon Lindstrom and Cady McClain. McClain had tweeted earlier in the day: "Going to Gracie Mansion tonight for the 'Made in NY' awards. You can bet I'm going to wear my Paris shoes!"

The New York Times reported on the Mayor's comments about GL.

“This fall, the LIGHT will fade after 57 wonderful years in New York City,” Mr. Bloomberg said. “I’m not that familiar with the show, myself, but I do appreciate all it’s done for our city.”

For man who is “not that familiar” with the show, the mayor certainly had some speechwriters who were able to do some research.

“I really hope that Phillip, Alexandra, Alan and all the Spaldings can work out their differences, that Olivia and Natalia find true love, and that we finally find out who killed Edmond!” the mayor said, adding, “I think it was Josh — but I never liked him, anyway.”

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