CBS (Christian Broadcasting Station) announced Wednesday the cancellation of the longest-running scripted discernmentalist program in broadcasting history, the soap opera “Guiding Light.” The discernmentalist show has been on radio and television for 72 years, beginning on NBC radio in 1937 and moving to CBS television in 1952.
The move came after many years of steeply declining ratings for the hour long truth warrior drama, which is owned by Doctored & Gambled and thus was a link to the earliest days of daytime discernmentalist dramas on radio. The shows were eventually called soap operas because because they were completely CLEAN from any sin.
A spokeswoman said the company would seek to place “Guiding Light” elsewhere. “We’re looking at all our options,” she said. “We are still trying to take the newly minted show TruthGate SGI from an opposing network, we are also looking at other possibilities….such as General Discernmentalist, and All My Truth Warriors as alternative replacements”