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Guiding Light-related news from 2004
It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, soapcentral.com has done it for you. Our News Archive has a listing of every news story ever posted on our site.
Here are some of the news stories posted on soapcentral.com during 2004 that focus on Guiding Light or past and present GL performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link.


To access articles from other years or to review articles with similar themes, please see the News Archive links below this text to access a specific year. Or to view a listing of all years for which news stories are available, simply click here.

Aubrey Dollar
January 2004
As previously reported by soapcentral.com, actress Aubrey Dollar (Marina Cooper) will exit Guiding Light at the conclusion of her contract.
Michael O'Leary
February 2004
Though unconfirmed by show executives, there are rumblings that actor Michael O'Leary (Rick Bauer) will soon be taken off contract at Guiding Light.
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February 2004
According to Guiding Light insiders, episodes of Guiding Light will resume airing the same day across the nation following the NCAA basketball tournament in March.
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February 2004
Television newcomer Kit Paquin has landed the role of Marina Cooper on CBS's Guiding Light. Paquin will assume the role when actress Aubrey Dollar exits later this month.
Ellen Wheeler
February 2004
Two time Emmy Award-winning actress, director, and producer Ellen Wheeler (ex-Cindy Chandler) has been named Executive Producer of Guiding Light, effective immediately. Wheeler will replace outgoing EP John Conboy.
What was the biggest GL news story in 2004?
 SEP: Grant Aleksander out as GL's Phillip is murdered   90% 
 MAY: GL names David Kreizman as its new head writer   2% 
 MAR: McKeon said she might walk, ends up getting fired   2% 
 MAR: Peter Simon (Ed) taken off contract, he opts to walk   2% 
 FEB: Two-time Emmy winner Ellen Wheeler named new EP   1% 
 MAY: Ex-OLTL star Gina Tognoni tapped as new Dinah on GL   1% 
 JAN: Aubrey Dollar exits GL to focus on primetime series   1% 
 Other   1% 
 MAR: GL, CBS arrange for same-day episodes to air nationwide   0% 

   
Lindsey McKeon
March 2004
Despite conflicting reports late last year regarding her future, it is now confirmed that actress Lindsey McKeon (Marah Lewis) will leave Guiding Light.
Jerry ver Dorn
March 2004
Hot on the heels of the dismissals of executive producer John Conboy and actress Lindsey McKeon (Marah Lewis) is some good news for Guiding Light fans: Two popular performers are staying put.
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March 2004
Actress Mercedes McCambridge, who portrayed Mary Ruthledge on the radio version of The Guiding Light in the late 1930s, has died. She was 87.
Mario Van Peebles
March 2004
Peter Simon (Ed Bauer) has once again opted to leave Guiding Light. Though unconfirmed by either the actor's rep or a show spokesperson, insiders tell soapcentral.com that Simon's exit is the result of a contract dispute.
Deborah Zoe
April 2004
soapcentral.com has learned that Deborah Zoe (Eden August) will exit Guiding Light later this spring.
Mandy Bruno
April 2004
Guiding Light has quickly opted to make some changes to its younger set. Kit Paquin has been bumped from the role of Marina Cooper after only one month on the air.
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April 2004
Have you noticed in recent weeks that Guiding Light no longer airs executive producer and head writer credits at the beginning of the show? A lot of fans have - and it had led to some wild internet speculation regarding the behind-the-scenes goings on at Guiding Light.
Gina Tognoni
May 2004
One Life to Live veteran Gina Tognoni (ex-Kelly Cramer) has landed the part of Dinah Marler on CBS's Guiding Light.
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May 2004
Emmy-winning Senior Director Bruce Barry will exit Guiding Light when his contract expires this August. Barry has directed nearly 1700 episodes of Guiding Light during his tenure with the show.
David Kreizman
May 2004
David Kreizman has been named the new head writer of Guiding Light. The announcement comes just two weeks after a soapcentral.com that questioned the status of Ellen Weston's status as the show's top scribe.
Richard T. Biggs
May 2004
Former Days of our Lives and Guiding Light cast member Richard T. Biggs has died. The cause of his death is currently under investigation. He was 44.
Marty West
June 2004
A spokesperson for Guiding Light has confirmed that Marty West (Shayne Lewis) has been let go from the show.
Grant Aleksander
September 2004
A spokesperson for Guiding Light has confirmed what Internet rumors have hinted at for a week now - Emmy-nominated Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding) has been let go from Guiding Light.
Grant Aleksander
November 2004
Emmy nominated and long-running Guiding Light star Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding) has now taped his final episode with the CBS soap.
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