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GL’s Kim Zimmer, Robert Newman, ATWT’s Elizabeth Hubbard, Ellen Dolan & More Set For Special Episode Of THE TALK!

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Calling all Springfield and Oakdale fans, CBS Daytime is commerating its 30 years as the number one daytime television network with several special events, but this one is not-to-be-missed!

Next week on the October 12th episode of the Daytime Emmy Award winning talk series, The Talk, former cast members from Guiding Light and As the World Turns will join stars from current CBS series, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless.

The Talk will feature two mini-reunions during the hourlong episode.  On board and set to appear from Guiding Light are:  Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne Lewis) Robert Newman (Joshua Lewis), Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding), and Beth Chamberlin (Beth Raines).  From As the World Turns: Martha Byrne (Lily Snyder), Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan), Ellen Dolan (Margo Hughes), and Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda Walsh).

This will be a heart-tugging moment for fans of these two iconic shows: Guiding Light, ran on TV from 1952 to 2009, and As The World Turns bowed in 1956 and ran for 54 years till it went off the air in 2010.So, excited about the line-up from GL and ATWT on the special episode of The Talk?  We will update fans in the days ahead with the final line-up from B&B and Y&R.   Comment below!

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Brenda
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Brenda

Will be there with my wife and friend!!! Cannot wait!!!

Violet V Lemm
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Violet V Lemm

OMG , Watched these shows from beginning. Cannot wait !

blake
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blake

Lucky you, very cool!

Steve
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Steve

Love it. Great for us fans.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

It was always funny how fans of AMC and OLTL say they boycott ABC over those two soaps cancellation but CBS cancelled these two iconic soaps GL ans ATWTs and no one said they were boycotting that network!!!

su0000
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su0000

hey Jimh..
ABC has the best primetime soaps, really great entertainment programing.
If they want to be kooky and miss out on the awesome series, their loss, and foolish..
Like g’ma would say;
”don’t cut off your nose to spite your face” ….

Anyways, I have no idea as to who those people are lol, so you enjoy seeing them, once again !

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

You missed out on a lot…so many soaps and most were good!!!

JK
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JK

WILL WATCH THE TALK FOR THAT SHOW…ONLY!

Mark Lopa
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Mark Lopa

Exactly!

Kimberly
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Kimberly

Me too! I have never watched The Talk or Let’s Make a Deal

blake
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blake

yeah I definitely won’t watch Let’s Make A deal since it replaced Guiding Light.

blake
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blake

Same here, I see it on at work but don’t try to watch it at home.

DjLevel9
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DjLevel9

Finnaly I I Hope They Bring Them Back 🙂 It’s Been Far Far Too “Long” for “GUIDING-LIGHT And “AS THE WORLD” Turn’s I missed my Old Soaps when one ch Had them Right after another lol Never had to Turn The Station lol Except For 4:30 PM For The Y&R On GLOBAL lololololololololol

Vicki
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Vicki

Philip and beth….I am super excited

blake
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blake

Yes!

Mark Lopa
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Mark Lopa

Ellen Dolan also played the original Maureen on Guiding Light, so she represents both shows!

Nancy
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Nancy

Can’t wait to see, watched GL & ATWT since I was a little girl because my Mom always watched.
Loved Reva & Josh !!!!!!!

blake
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blake

Yeah I told my mom and sister and they are gonna watch it for the GL actors also.

blake
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blake

great news, I will have to watch this! glad that the Guiding Light actors will be there, I will watch for them! I wish Beth ehlers (Harley) could be there too.

Mark Y
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Mark Y

Cannot wait to see all of these old friends again.

Irene
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Irene

Good lineup. Count me in.

P&G involved. Complicated. Slings thrown at time. Soaps expensive. 2 entities wanted profit not going to happen.

Gia
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Gia

Looking forward to it!

I loved, watched and miss both of these soaps!

Dena
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Dena

Jusr checked my guide for next week and it didn’t show that as the days show.

MH
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MH

Miss ATWT so much . . . can’t wait to see them all again. Just wish it wasn’t on the show that replaced them.

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

The amount of time spent with the GL and ATWT actors was PATHETIC. Each group must have gotten no more than 5 minutes. Very sad. If The Talk wanted to “celebrate” 30 years of CBS being #1 in the ratings, why not devote a whole week (5 episodes) to it, giving each show its own hour??? There primarily were 5 shows in the period (if you exclude “Capitol” which was cancelled in 1987, after the first year of the 30 year run and “Let’s Make a Deal”)….. MONDAY — Price is Right, bringing on Bob Barker, Drew Carey and (highly… Read more »

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As the World Turns Cast To Perform Virtual Reading Of Final Episode

In a once-in-a soap-lifetime event during the Covid-19 pandemic, the cast of As the World Turns will reunite for one night online for a virtual reading of the CBS daytime drama’s final episode that aired back 10 years ago this past September,

This livestream event is for a good cause and is brought to you by former ATWT cast member, Trent Dawson’s (Ex-Henry) theatre group The Katonah Classic Stage.  Dawson is the artistic director there.

Over 26 veteran cast members from ATWT, including Larry Bryggman, Don Hastings, Kathryn Hays, Elizabeth Hubbard, Michael Park and more are set to participate in the reading plus some surprise guests.

The show will be streamed  n The Locher Room YouTube channel, 0n Wednesday night, October 28th at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, where fans will also  have the opportunity to comment and ask questions of the cast,

The event is asking for a $15 donation to be able to see it and you can click here for more info!

Working with Katonah Classic Stage (KCS), a professional, nonprofit theatre group an hour north from New York City, Dawson is hoping this event will help those in need.  KCS has access to outdoor performance space that can provide a safer, more  socially-distant experience for the artists and the audience. The fundraiser not only  applies to salaries, but to health care as well; without employment most artists are ineligible for health coverage during a time when such insurance is critically important.

So what do you think of getting these beloved stars from ATWT together for a good cause to relive and read the script of the final episode from Oakdale? Comment below.

 

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ATWT Alum and Two-Time Daytime Emmy Winner, Michael Park in Virtual ‘STOMP Out Bullying’ Chat

This Thursday, October 8th, to support National Bullying Prevention Month, Alan Locher and his Locher Room You Tube Channel will be holding a special conversation.

That is when As the World Turns fan favorite, and two-time Lead Actor Daytime Emmy winner, Michael Park (Ex-Jack) along with the CEO and Founder of STOMP Out Bullying, Ross Ellis and former New York Jets legend Tony Richardson will join Alan at 2 p. m. EST.]

STOMP Out Bullying is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students, calls on the nation to support their mission by raising awareness around the need to develop a society focused on kindness and inclusivity.

You can watch the livestream here.

So, will you be checking out Michael and company for this special chat? Comment below.

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ATWT and GL Casting Directors To Talk Casting Some Of Your Favorites In Upcoming Virtual Chat

Here’s an intriguing virtual reunion from Alan Locher, and his Locher Room channel.  Coming up next week on Thursday, September 3rd at 2 p. m. EST/11 a. m. PST, the former casting directors of As the World Turns and Guiding Light will chat it up about their time casting some of your favorites from Oakdale and Spingfield.

Look for Mary Clay Boland, who was with As the World Turns till its conclusion in 2010 and Rob Decina who was with Guiding Light till it ended in 2009, to talk about the casting process, what they are up to today and so much more.

You can check it out next week live by clicking here.

So when you look at the last ten years or so of As the World Turns and Guiding Light, which characters and actors would you love to know about … and hear some back-story as to why they got their parts from Rob and Mary?  Let us know via the comment section below.

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