The Talk Celebrates CBS Daytime 30 Years at Number One

Although making a place for it in the line-up (talk shows are much cheaper to make than soap opera), The Talk has been active in promoting soaps with host Sheryl Underwood especially famous as a soap fan. Underwood has even has had small parts on The Young and the Restless. P&G fans should appreciate that they not only saluted the remaining soaps, but also reached out to our lost soaps.

In addition to clips of game shows and interviews with representatives of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, they arranged a reunion with four people from Guiding Light and four people from As the World Turns. In fact, Guiding Light got a bonus representative because Ellen Dolan, the original Maureen Reardon Bauer (Michelle’s mom), was one of the As the World Turns cast – Margo Hughes.

Martha Byrne shared photos from the event:

The clip introducing the hosts in 1980s costumes, their personal history with soaps and then a highlight clips montage from The Price is Right, Let’s Make a Deal, Guiding Light, As the World Turns, The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful.

This news story includes links to the opening and then a highlight from both The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful.

Manny Stablan on Bed

Manny Stablan on Bed

The first of the soap clips package was for Guiding Light. So somebody knew what was important. Sadly neither Danny nor either Michelle was included in the reunion, but whoever put the clips package together knew better. There were two great clips of Stalban Manny kissing. It was kind of hard to get it to freeze frame on their player, but I’ve got a clip of each one.

Manny Stablan in Their House

Manny Stablan in Their House

The other Guiding Light people were: Jeva and Billip, Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis), Robert Newman (Josh Lewis), Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding #2, adult Phillip), and Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines Spaulding #2). They shared memories in a too short segment.

Not part of the episode the Guiding Light stars share their favorite storylines:

The As the World Turns group included: Ellen Dolan, Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan Montgomery), Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda Walsh), and Martha Byrne (Lily Walsh) . There was a lot of focus, rightfully so, on the incredible Lucinda Walsh and John Dixon into the hot tub and then got married scene. Colleen Zenk was diagnosed with oral cancer in 2007 asking them to write the cancer into the storyline. Zenk had beaten the cancer, her character was diagnosed in 2008 and then the real cancer came back in 2009. She has had many surgeries since then, but she’s cancer free right now.


Not part of the episode the As the World Turns stars share their favorite storylines:

Also here’s a clip from The Young and the Restless:

And The Bold and the Beautiful:

End segment:

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.



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