I thought it was an April Fool's joke when I heard the news that CBS had cancelled the long-running soap, Guiding Light, with the last show to air in September.
But source after source confirms it's true: Daytime Confidential, CBS News, NY Times.
So weird. It's the longest-running television show ever... 72 years, pre-television. But weirder, I used to watch with my grandma when I was a little kid. It was my first soap, so to speak, and what eventually got me into the other CBS soaps that are now my stories -- Young/Restless and Bold/Beautiful.
But it all started with Guiding Light. Such is another childhood memory gone for good. Time goes by.