the innovative, award-winning drama series, celebrated 43 years of broadcasting on April 1, 2006.
Days of our Lives
debuted on November 8
The American soap opera The Guiding Light
started as a radio drama
in January 1937
and subsequently transferred to television. With the exception of several years in the late 1940s when Irna Phillips
was in dispute with Procter & Gamble
, The Guiding Light
has been heard or seen every weekday since it started, making it the longest story ever told. Other American soaps that have been telecast for more than thirty years (and are still in rotation) include As the World Turns
, General Hospital
, Days of Our Lives
, One Life to Live
, All My Children
, and The Young and the Restless
WOW!!!!!!! Even I wasn't here in 1937!