This past fall I decided I was not renewing Soap Opera Weekly, or Soap Opera Digest. The main reason, I got tired of being able to stand in line at the local store and read them several days before they arrived in my mailbox.
Today however, I have decided that I will no longer be purchasing either SOD or SOW weekly at the supermarket or newsstand any loner either. Why? Because of the continuous trashing of Guiding Light at every turn. You would think that a publication that is dedicated to the genre would want as many daytime shows to survive as possible considering that it is their bread and butter. Yet both of these publications have done nothing but ignore or trash GL for quite a while now.
Ironically, one medium that is beginning to die off faster than the daytime drama is the print magazine. Some in the industry are predicting that the daytime drama will be gone within as little as five years. So I ask you SOW and SOD, "where is your paycheck going to be coming from when you have effectively helped kill off the genre that supported you for all these years?" I'll bet you think there will be some other publication just waiting to hire you right? Wrong. Publishers are pulling the plug on magazines left and right. Newspapers are shutting down at a rapid rate.
Many tears have been shed since the announcement of CBS's decision not to renew GL, but I can assure you, no one will so much as blink and eye when SOD and SOW are no longer on the rack in the checkout isle.
Keeping up with the Guiding Light Alumni
This blog will now aim to keep you up-to-date on what is going on with the former GL cast members as they explore new horizons. Many of the stars you loved are involved in new projects, some in the genre, some on stage, while others have ventured on to something completely different! This blog is written and maintained by Tracey and Mike. If you have information you wish to submit for publication please contact one of us and we will consider your request!