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Guiding Light: Petition to Continue the Venerable Soap Opera

Guiding LightAfter more than 15,700 episodes, CBS has cancelled Guiding Light.

Thankfully, the company that actually owns the show, Proctor & Gamble, wants to keep it going — perhaps online or via a cable channel. Jeannie Tharrington, Director of Communications of P&G’s TeleNext, said, “We’re looking at all our options. This show started as a 15-minute radio show, and then it was a half-hour television show, so it has adapted over the years.”

If you’d like to see the show continue, let them know that you support their efforts and encourage them to keep searching to find a way to “keep the light on.” Here are some suggestions.

If you like the show, make sure that you tune in to watch it on CBS. Encourage your friends to do the same. The show’s decline in viewers is the reason why the show was cancelled. The higher the viewership, the more likely it is that P&G will be able to find a new home for the soap.

Consider buying P&G products. They make hundreds like Bounty, Bounce, Clairol, Crest, Dawn, Gillette, Head & Shoulders, Ivory, Mr. Clean, Old Spice, Pampers, and Pringles. You can visit their site to see the full list. You probably buy some already.

Sign the petition below and let P&G know that you’ve signed it. Spread the word.

Write to P&G and let them know how you feel about the show. Tell that you’re buying their products and which ones you like. Are you a stockholder? Let them know. Be respectful and polite. The company obviously want to be able to keep Light going if they can profit from it. It can be a win-win situation for everyone.
Mr. Alan Lafley, CEO, Proctor and Gamble, Guiding Light support, 1 P&G Plaza, Cincinnati, OH 45201

The last episode will air on CBS on September 18th so don’t delay!


To: Mr. Alan Lafley, CEO of Proctor and Gamble

We the undersigned are faithful viewers of Guiding Light and are dismayed that the program has been cancelled by CBS. This soap has been going for over 70 years and we believe it should not end now. It has evolved in the past and can do so again.

We appreciate that you are seeking a way to continue the soap in some way once it leaves CBS in September. We implore you to keep working until this becomes a reality. We support you through the products that we purchase and will continue to support Guiding Light.

Thank you for your consideration.

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  • Connie LudolffCountry: USA 2014-12-03 19:36:23
    Pleas bring it back. I started wat hing it years ago when it was 15 minutes back in the 50's on CBS/kdka in Pittsburgh, Pa. Loved it.
  • angela youmansCountry: united stated2014-10-29 13:44:34
    Please air the guilding light it was real life to me I love all the character reba an josh I played like they were my parents lol I will watch everyday an all my family an friends we all miss them all i stop watching other soaps because of the hurt from loosing guilding light
  • Mary PerkinsCountry: United States2014-10-08 03:37:53
    My sister and I had grew-up watching ''Guiding Light'' but til this day that my family still missing this soap opera.
  • Richelle MansfieldCountry: United States2014-09-21 20:24:14
    Even 5 years after the show ended I still miss it! Please bring it back, even if it's only online!!!
  • ScottCountry: United States2014-03-04 03:00:00
    I like to listen to shows like The Archers or podcasts like Welcome to Nightvale on my mp3 player. I think that the company could produce a version of Guiding Light for very little money as an old-time radio-style program, put advertisements in the podcast, and let consumers download it for free. It would be produced for very little money, and could generate some significant profit.
  • ShannonCountry: United States2014-02-13 23:22:55
    Nearly 5 years later and I still miss this show! It provided a connection between my grandmother, my mother and myself from the day I was born until the day it went dark. Three generations.. One show. Please consider turning the light back on!
  • sharonCountry: US2013-11-27 13:18:52
    grew up with this. should start the series from the very beginning bringing in a whole new audience. Or at least start a new generation Guiding.Tired of all the talk shows
  • wandasmothersCountry: us2013-09-22 22:51:05
    Bring back As the world turns and Guiding light
  • JackieCountry: USA2013-06-22 13:22:43
    Support the soaps and bring them back.
  • KarenCountry: United States2013-06-13 14:15:51
    Please make my day! Bring back Guiding Light
  • TinaCountry: usa2013-06-02 20:42:43
    bring back guiding light please
  • Mary Petti-WeberCountry: USA2013-06-01 21:16:30
    Miss Guiding Light.
  • Marleene S OslonCountry: PA2013-05-23 16:19:36
    Please bring back Guiding Light. I have been lost ever since the light went out.
  • daniel pacichCountry: us2013-05-23 14:13:35
    miss guidinglight a lot realy want it back
  • Nilsa HenleyCountry: United States2013-05-05 12:44:47
    Please bring back Guiding Light and As the World Turns to Hulu or another online outlet. These two soaps are missed and are still important in today's society. If All My Children and One Life to Live can get a new start, surely the two soaps that were at the forefront can be brought back to life. There is an audience out there for these two veteran soaps! Please consider it! Thanks so much!
  • Brooke GeorgitonCountry: USA2013-04-29 23:50:14
    Please bring guiding light back, even if it airs on Hulu or cable only. Love the show
  • Amy IgouCountry: USA2013-04-28 23:16:43
    Do as AMC and OLTL and return via the web. I would definitely watch online.
  • Brittney ThompsonCountry: USA2012-11-04 10:23:23
    Please bring back the Guiding Light!
  • GladysCountry: Puerto Rico2012-10-04 01:47:41
    Please bring back Guiding Light I love this Soap and all the actors , theres no any more soap like GL you can do it online and I would gladly pay a fee or a monthly subscription to watch it, like me theres a whole lot of people that would paid to watch our favorite soap and stories again.
  • Muriel Williams WilliamsCountry: Usa2012-05-07 09:40:49
    Start and other show now !!!
  • Muriel Williams Country: USA 2012-05-07 09:37:14
    Start the show again !!!
  • TonyalCountry: USA2012-04-17 04:58:56
    Please bring all the soaps back because The Talk, The crew and the revolution need to go.
  • SharonCountry: USA2012-02-22 07:49:23
    I miss Guilding Light and As the World Turns so much. I have been watching them both for 50+ years and the characters were like family. Please find away to bring them both back, or at least one, even if it's only online. They were the best soaps and characters ever! Miss them all!
  • FrazCountry: Canada2012-01-19 09:19:53
    THAT WAS NOT VERY NICE OF THE ABC NETWORK AND THE CBS NETWORK TO CANCEL EVERYONE'S DAYTIME SOAPS- PROCTOR AND GAMBLE YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TRUSTED FOR MANY MANY YEARS PLEASE SAVE THE SHOWS. THANK'S.
  • FrazCountry: Canada2012-01-19 09:17:52
    THAT WAS VERY VERY RUDE OF BOTH THE ABC NETWORK AND THE CBS NETWORK TO CANCEL ALL OF THE DAYTIME SOAPS AND THEN REPLACE IT WITH SOME THING ELSE. ONCE AGAIN PROCTOR AND GAMBLE GOOD LUCK WE ALL KNOW THAT YOU WILL HELP TO BRING ALL OF THE DAYTIME SOAPS BAXCK. PLEASE HELP OUT- THANK YOU.
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