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TODAY: ATWT and GL Reunions On Special Soap Celebration On THE TALK!

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Soap fans do not miss the Wednesday, October 12th episode of The Talk on CBS Daytime.

The episode is an all-soapfest featuring current stars of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful, but also will feature reunions of several cast members from the beloved As the World Turns and Guiding Light.

This week, CBS Daytime kicked-off their number one for 30 years celebration as the top daytime television network.  For three decades the daytime dramas you have loved have been a massive part of the reason it has remained in first place.

So, tune in at 2PMEST/1PMPST today to see the ladies of The Talk welcome from As the World Turns: Martha Bryne (Lily), Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda), Ellen Dolan (Margo) and Colleen Zenk (Barbara), and from Guiding Light: Kim Zimmer (Reva), Robert Newman (Josh), Grant Aleksander (Phillip), and Beth Chamberlin (Beth).

In an ironic twist, ATWT when it went off the air in 2010 was replaced by The Talk, while Guiding Light left the airwaves in 2009 with the most episodes logged combining their radio and TV episodes through 72 years.

So, are you ready to walk down memory lane with the folks from Oakdale and Spingfield? Comment below!

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Mister Media
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Mister Media

I can’t wait. If the ratings spike for this episode, the network should consider an intelligent soap themed talk show for the daytime line-up, with past and present performers. It would certainly appeal to the disenfranchised daytime soap audience.

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

Combined the two soaps and bring it back…As The Guiding Light Turns!!!

Mark Y
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Mark Y

I’m in

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

I would love if someone would reboot Guiding Light, Another World, and All My Children. A revisit of a young Josh, Reva, and Billy triangle. A rekindle of the
Alice, Steve, and Rachel rivalry would set the world on fire. OMG!!! A young Erica Kane with her ambitions of being a super model is classic soap. All the above is my ultimate Christmas wish.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Awww!!!!! Bud and Reva together again for one last time.

Still a fan
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Still a fan

While I don’t watch The Talk today was a day to watch. I have enjoyed these wonderful actors for more then 30 years. I remember first seeing Guiding Light when Philip and Beth had ran away. And all those wonderful stories that would follow. Within months I began to watch Capitol and As The World Turns. When both Atwt and Gl were canceled I was so disappointed. I had already seen so many of the daytime dramas that I loved be canceled. The Monday following the last Gl I began watching y&r and b&b. I was already watching ABC daytime… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I have missed GL that I first heard on the radio when it was on so many years ago. Bert and Bill, Papa Bauer and the rest of the family. When I got married , I watched it on TV around 1954 until it ended. What a loss for daytime viewers! I watched ATWT when it started also, Y&R and B&B. It was wonderful seeing the stars from GL and ATWT. They have hardley changed a bit! It was a real treat seeing them, but would have enjoyed seeing more of them.

Lulu
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Lulu

I loved those shows as a child ; many days , I watched them with my aunt.

Chuck-off yr
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Chuck-off yr

GL & ATWT reunions were special though far too short. Hope they’ll consider others in the future! Loved it!!

Joel
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Joel

It was so nice to see old faves again!!

Lori Felicia
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Lori Felicia

Watched and LOVE GLAD reunion! RESH (reva,Josh )! Guiding Light been off the air since 2009. I wish the reunion was a hour long and more available castmates and a clip for Roger Thorpe, Michael zaslow! Come on CBS..you probably have a Y&R, Big Bang theory reunion specials on the creative table. Thanks The Talk! !

Soaphound
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Soaphound

My feelings exactly, Lori. A full week dedicated to this salute would have been fine with me!

Lulu
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Lulu

I wanted to see Zaslow also; he was one person who made Guiding Light a good Soap! Did they show Bert or Papa Bauer? I don’t remember seeing a clip , unless it went by quickly.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I thought the whole epsiode was very good especially seeing the ladies from ATWT. I have never stopped missing them but there was one glaring fact that did not click with me and I have made note of it before. It’s including Jason Thompson in something like this. He is doing a fantastic job playing Billy on Y&R, but he has only been with CBS and the show for 10 months. All the others have worked for CBS for eons. I like the actor but I feel another actor should have been in place instead of him with that other… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

You’re right, James. My thought was that maybe they want JT to seem more likeable to audiences. I personally can’t stand his work as Billy, or maybe it’s the writers telling him, “Be even more repulsive and sarcastic than yesterday.” Anyway, that chair should have been for Peter Bergman, Jess Walton, or Doug Davidson. Or how about the first actresses to win Emmys, Tracy Bregman and Beth Maitland? That would have been a real salute to the legacy.

Rodd
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Rodd

I don’t watch “The Talk” but this show was the exception. It was so nice to see some of the stars of my beloved GL and ATWT for a few minutes. They all looked fantastic! Just wish the hosts of the show could have read their questions better, especially Sharon. (Reading is fundamental.)

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

Loved the show. Loved seeing the girls from ATWT. I was getting all choked up right along with Collen Zenk (Barbara). Nice to see her looking terrific and feeling healthy. I remember when I first saw the scenes with John and Lucinda in the hot tub (my all time favorite) and the truth about Lily being adopted. Wonderful memories. Was left wanting more when the show was over. I can almost guarantee, if you check the ratings from the first episode of The Talk, and compare to the 10/12/16 episode, I bet the 10/12 show was the highest if not… Read more »

soapqueenforever
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soapqueenforever

I agree with you Mister Media. I never cared for this show. The only host I tolerate is Sheryl Underwood. To me Julie Chen is stuck up and self centered. I say the only reason she got the job is because of her husband. It was over to fast. I wish they had more time with each show. But I loved it nonetheless.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

So glad someone said that, Rodd. It got to the point that I was hoping the fans could have been invited up to ask the questions. They couldn’t have done any worse!

JK
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JK

IT WAS WONDERFUL TO SEE THESE ACTORS…BUT WAY TO SHORT!!!!! WHAT A SHAME TO HAVE THESE PEOPLE COME ON AND SPEND MORE TIME IN THE MAKE-UP CHAIR THAN ON THE SHOW…..6-7 MINUTES FOR FOUR PEOPLE TO BE INTRODUCED AND TALK????????? TO THINK THE TALK TOOK OVER FOR A SOAP LOVED BY SO MANY FOR YEARS IS A REAL SHAME!!!!!! MONEY TALKS…..

Rose
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Rose

I don’t care if there’s an anniversary or not. But wouldn’t it be nice if ABC did the same sort of celebration for GH, AMC, and OLTL. It was fun. Even today one of The Talk girls was on B&B in a scene with Bill. Must say CBS does a way better job of cross promoting their shows than ABC which only refers to their Disney properties.

Vicki
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Vicki

Would be nice if CBS had longer reunion shows for both shows. This was way too short.

clb
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clb

CBS Daytime and P&G dropped GL and ATWT with no shame. I can never forget their disregard for shows that brought them limelight for years. And The Talk is a horrible show to say the least.

JK
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JK

AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! agree 100%

de_lion99
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de_lion99

Great seeing the reunion. Shame both shows went off the air. Perhaps CBS should cancel B&B (it hasn’t been the same since Stephanie and Ridge left), shorten Y&R to a half hour and bring back GL & ATWT (with good writers) in the half hour format.

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Michael Park Joins the Cast of HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner and former star of As the World Turns Michael Park (Ex-Jack Snyder), has been added to the cast of HBO’s upcoming time travel drama, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

According to Deadline, the series is adapted by former Dr. Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

In it, Park will play the role of “Philip Abshire” – Clare’s father, who is said to be a high-powered Chicago lawyer, he is brisk and orderly, and expects all his children to fall into line.

The series also will star former General Hospital and Oscar winner, Jaimie Ray Newman (Ex-Kristina).  She won an Academy Award for her Live-Action Short, Skin.

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So, looking forward to seeing Michael and Jaimie in their new TV roles? Comment below.

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ATWT and OLTL Alum Mary Linda Rapelye Passes Away at 76

She got her soap start as Faith Kipling, the wife of the evil Dr. Ivan Kipling on One Life to Live (1979-1980) and later came to Oakdale and As the World Turns as lawyer, Maggie Crawford (1980-1985), and now comes sad news that actress Mary Linda Rapelye has died from a battle with cancer.

Mary Linda actually passed away last month on April 5th, and according to The Booth Bay Register she was surrounded by her her brother Gardiner Rapelye Jr. and dear friends Julianna and Will Anderson by her side.  She was 76 years old at the time of her death.

Mary Linda started a long career of acting when she was only 5.  After her part in an outdoor production at The Starlight Theater in her home town, Kansas City, Missouri, she climbed off the stage and sat in her father’s lap. This was to be the beginning of her work spanning nearly eight decades on stage, screen and television. She is best known for her roles in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and of course, OLTL and ATWT.  She also made a memorable appearance in the role of Irina Galliulin in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode “The Way to Eden”.

A Memorial and Celebration of Life is being planned this July for MaryLinda in Booth Bay.

Below is a tribute video featuring clips and moments from Rapelye’s career.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Mary Linda in the comment section.

 

 

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‘The Doctors’ Panel Participants Announced for ‘Soap Con Live’ Event

The upcoming Soap Con Live virtual event has announced that former The Doctors stars: Nancy Stafford (Felicia/Adrienne Hunt), Anna Stuart (Toni Ferra-Powers), Frank Telfer (Luke Dancy) and Marie Thomas-Foster (Lauri James-Iverson) will be on the panel representing the series on May 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT.

“Classic television has been a great comfort during this challenging year,” said Joel Wertman, president of Retro TV and It’s Real Good TV parent company, Get After It Media, Inc. “Our team is honored that Retro TV has been a place audiences have turned to. We’re excited to be a part of Soap Con Live and are grateful to these stars from “The Doctors” for being a part of the event.”

Panels for other daytime soaps As the World Turns, One Life to Live and General Hospital will continue throughout the day during this free, inaugural virtual event.

The free live event will be simulcast on The Locher Room YouTube Channel, the It’s Real Good TV app, and SoapOperaDigest.com.

There will be a Q&A during the livestream events giving fans opportunities to interact with their favorite daytime stars.

Go to Soap Con Live.com for more information on the main event and virtual meet and greets and more.

So, what do you think about The Doctors panel participants? Comment below.

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