TV Series | TV-14 | | Drama, Romance
Guiding Light takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield and centers on the middle class Bauer family.
According to the memoir of Agnes Nixon, a long-time head-writer for the series, in the early-1960s, she wrote a story-line featuring the character of Bert Bauer, portrayed by Charita Bauer, surrounding early detection of uterine cancer with a Pap test after she lost a friend to cancer. Executives of the show were outraged, but Nixon stood her ground. She was eventually granted permission to write the story-line, but was forbidden from using the words cancer, uterus or hysterectomy in her scripts. The story, one the first involving cancer on television, resonated with millions of women, who, after watching the show, scheduled Pap tests.
Beth Raines Spalding LeMay#2:
Jeffrey, Jeffrey, Alan is gone.
Jeffrey O'Neill: So?
Alexandra Spaulding #2: So, we were waiting for him.
Jeffrey O'Neill: And your hearts are broken because you miss him. Guess what, ladies, Mr. Alan Spaulding is no longer under the care of the state. He is all yours.
Alexandra Spaulding #2: Well, maybe the state will take him ...
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