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Conversation with a Storyteller

Interview with Jill Lorie Hurst By J. Lynn Stapleton In the several months previous to the American soap opera, Guiding Light, being cancelled and subsequently going off the air, I made friends with numerous other fans of the show, resulting … Continue reading

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Otalia Virtual Seasons: Creation to Completion

Before the daytime serial, Guiding Light was to go off the airwaves, a group of fans decided to start planning the Otalia Virtual Season, which would continue the stories of the citizens of Springfield in a different format. That format … Continue reading

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Guiding Light – The End of a Legacy

With Guiding Light ending it’s 72 year run as broadcast’s longest running daytime serial drama (radio January 25, 1937 – June 29, 1956) then television (June 30, 1956 – September 18, 2009), there have been a few tributes made to … Continue reading

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An Interesting Post on Coming Out in Daytime Television

An online friend of mine, ZenobiaDTC posted a very interesting blog the other day on characters coming out on daytime television with regards to how rare this topic has been broached over the many years of soap operas on tv. … Continue reading

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Guiding Light, Otalia: The Journey to the End, and My Thoughts on It

These are some of the thought I’ve been having as ‘Guiding Light’ winds down with less than a month of airtime left. As odd as it might seem, I remain optimistic about all things GL. Sure there’s been some WTF … Continue reading

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GL Ladies Get Twittered

Guiding Light Ladies Get Twittered By J. Lynn Stapleton If you haven’t been bitten by the Twitterbug, you should. A little over a month ago (20th May), Crystal Chappell (Olivia) joined Twitter as a means to reach out to her … Continue reading

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Big Purple Dreams Reaches 4000

This is an article I wrote last week and submitted to a magazine, but haven’t heard whether or not they accepted it. But anyway, I’m going to post it here now. Big Purple Dreams Reaches 4000 J. Lynn Stapleton 10 … Continue reading

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