April 14, 2009By Tom Stacy Posted: Apr 14, 2009
While everyone is still reeling from the cancellation of the venerable 72-year-old soap GUIDING LIGHT, did anyone else find it ironic that the news came on the same day as GENERAL HOSPITAL's 46th anniversary and one day before AS THE WORLD TURNS's 53rd? This year, though, there were no fancy parties or cake cuttings. Once the forerunner of fancy celebrations, Y&R celebrated it's 36th with a pared down get-together after work with no significant others in attendance. Granted, none of these years are "milestone" years but in all honesty, these days, every year a soap remains on the air is a milestone year! While we're all still in mourning that with GL's passing, we lose a piece of Americana that we'll never get back, let me play Pollyanna and say let's focus on the positive and celebrate the soaps we do have — and let's do everything we can to keep them healthy.