Sunday, February 21, 2010

The GUIDING LIGHT Tribute – 72 Years of Drama

NJN Public Television and Radio will be airing THE GUIDING LIGHT TRIBUTE this week, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the production of an episode of GUIDING LIGHT, the longest running drama in television and radio history.

This special looks at the making of an episode of GUIDING LIGHT, which has appeared on radio and television for 72 years. THE GUIDING LIGHT TRIBUTE was produced and directed by Tom Philips and hosted by executive producer Frank Dicopoulos, who played the role of Frank Achilles Cooper, Jr., for over twenty years on the popular soap opera. Viewers get to see the actors, technicians and crew as they work together on a typical day to produce one episode of GUIDING LIGHT.

The show was originally created as a 15-minute radio show in 1937 for a sponsor intending to sell soap to housewives -- hence the name "soap opera".

NJN1: Tuesday, February 23 at 7 pm
NJN2: Monday, February 22 through Friday February 26 at 11:30 am & 7:30 pm


  1. If they would make this show available for download through Amazon or some such website, they could count the downloads and see just how popular the show is without the outlay of money to air it nationwide. Just a thought.

  2. I so wish CBS could/would bring Guiding Light back, I miss Guiding Light so much! It is the best soap ever~these characters are family to so many viewers! I will watch Guiding Light anyway I can~ TV, Internet... Bring it on!!!

  3. I wish someone/anyone would bring GL back!! Seems like there are so many of us fans out here/there.... where were we when they were being cancelled & why did noone listen? Thankfully you can still see some faves on events like So Long Springfield sets Sail...