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Cast Quotes: ‘Guiding Light’

Jan 22, 2007  •  Post A Comment

“I did a book tour eight years ago for a book I wrote in conjunction with a character I played on the show. It was a great experience because I went from place to place and met all these people who’ve watched `Guiding Light’ for years. Everywhere I went, there would be three, four generations of women there, and the great-grandmother had gotten the grandmother into the show, who got the mother into it. When I got back from that, I had a completely different perspective about being part of `Guiding Light.’ I’m not just a part of a TV show, I’m part of a mother-daughter tradition. It made me appreciate my job.”

Beth Chamberlin (Beth Raines on “Guiding Light”)

“This is a record that will never be broken. It’s like Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak-it’ll never be equaled. Most people can’t even imagine a show being on the air for 70 years. … I’m very proud, especially when you look at the legacy of our show. Producers and actors and writers come and go, but the show has endured. There’s something universal about `Guiding Light’s’ appeal to the audience that has always been about families. That’s when we’re at our best-the dynamics between mother, son, spouses and the families.”

Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer on “Guiding Light”)

“This show is like a national treasure. It’s like the Empire State Building. It’s astounding that `Guiding Light’ is still going on. … People may love `24,’ but after four, five or six years, the story will run out. `Guiding Light’ started small on radio, then a 15-minute TV show, and now here it is in full flower.”

Tina Sloane (Lillian Raines on “Guiding Light”)