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Guiding Light

Guiding Light

Relevance and Renewal in a Changing Genre

(p.180) Guiding Light
The Survival of Soap Opera
Patrick Erwin
University Press of Mississippi

This chapter examines the revamp of Guiding Light in 2008. Guiding Light migrated to a dramatically different production model, which included taping the show entirely with digital cameras, substantial changes to studio sets, and featuring several scenes a week taped on location. The producers also modified the storytelling approach to match the on-screen changes. Staff and viewer reactions to the changes are considered.

Keywords:   soap operas, daytime television, television production

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