The end of the last episode was pretty much like the end of the first: Josh Lewis and Reva Shayne decided to marry "again" then drive off in Josh's vintage pickup truck. "You ready?" Josh asked Reva. "Always," she replied.
And so after 72 years and more than 15,000 episodes, Guiding Light aired its final show yesterday. The soap opera was first broadcast as a CBS radio program just days after Franklin Roosevelt's second inauguration as president. The show, the story of three families in fictional Springfield, moved to television in 1952.
I am proud to see I never saw a single episode. That is except when our mean babysitter wouldn't let us watch anything else.
Photo by Getty