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Wouldn’t it be great is we could see full classic episodes of Guiding Light online? Telenext Media, which owns GL, is putting episodes from 2007-2008 online at both Youtube and Hulu.com.
But many of us would like to go back to the 1980s. Remember the 1980s on Guiding Light? Couples like Quint and Nola, Ed and Maureen, Josh and Reva, and Phillip and Beth first got together. The Bauers, the Reardons, the Lewises, the Chamberlains, the Spauldings, and the Marlers were on the front burner. Remember the Four Musketeers’ Prom Night, Quint’s house on Thornway Road, Nola’s movie fantasies? The days when Ed, Maureen, Bert, Hillary Bauer, Justin Marler and Kelly Nelson walked the halls of Cedars? When Alan Spaulding brought Reva Shayne to town to break up Billy Lewis and Vanessa Chamberlain, and Reva wound up with Josh Lewis instead? When Alexandra Spaulding came to town, and Lujack was revealed to be her long-lost son, and then India von Halkein followed her from Europe?
Classic episodes of Another World, another TeleNext Media/P&G property, from 1991 and 1992 are currently being posted online. When SoapNet, which had been airing Another World, yanked it from their schedule, fan outcry was great. And after campaigning via months of e-mail and postcards for the return of Another World, right where SoapNet left off. The fans’ patience and persistence was rewarded when Another World arrived at hulu.com and Youtube from where SoapNet left off! The Another World fans did it, so why can’t the Guiding Light fans do it too? How awesome would it be to watch full classic episodes of GL online in a clean, crisp print? Because of Another World, a precedent exists. Because Guiding Light is the longest running show in TV history, so much more great footage exists!
But TeleNext Media and hulu won’t know that we want the 1980s Guiding Light unless we tell them, and we need to tell them repeatedly.
It’s simple to get involved: Write to TeleNext Media and hulu and tell them you want classic GL online.
TeleNext Media’s address at Youtube is:
TeleNext is posting on Youtube:
- Another World 1991-1992
- Guiding Light 2007-2008
- As the World Turns 2007-2008
You can send them messages at Youtube requesting GL episodes from the 1980s.
You can send e-mails to the following people:
- Jeannie Tharrington (Director of Communications, TeleNext Media) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alan Locher, Sr. (Senior Publicist, GL) email@example.com
- Hulu’s Content Acquisition Team firstname.lastname@example.org
Postcards are vitally important as well! A 6 month postcard campaign played a part in getting Another World online. Send postcards to the following people:
12312 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90064
Senior V.P. of Content Acquisition and Distribution
12312 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90064
At TeleNext Media:
Brian T. Cahill
TeleNext Media Inc.
825 Eighth Avenue, 35th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Hulu is a free service, but it is only available in the United States. If you live outside the United States, you can view episodes on YouTube. Hopefully the fact that full channels dedicated to Guiding Light already exist on both Hulu and YouTube will be in our favor. I (FebWriter) was heavily involved in the successful Another World campaign and Brian T. Cahill really came through for us regarding Another World. It is my hope that a similar outcome will result for Guiding Light, but we have to work together to make that happen. The more people that let TeleNext Media and hulu know that we want classic Guiding Light episodes, the better it will be for us. When writing be firm, be polite, and be specific.
For example: “I am a huge fan of Guiding Light and would like to see classic episodes online. The 1980s was an unparalleled time of romance, intrigue, and family on Guiding Light. I would relish being able to relive those times starting with 1981, the year that Quint Chamberlain and Nola Reardon met , Kelly Nelson and Morgan Richards marry, Hope Bauer and Alan Spaulding are adjusting to their marriage, and Josh Lewis came to town.
If you are part of the coveted 18-49 age bracket, let them know your age (it can’t hurt, right?).
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Let’s work together to shine the light back to the 1980s. Thank you!
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