At the Made in NY awards last night the Mayor called the longest-running soap opera in television history, Guiding Light, a “real New York institution.” The show only recently announced its cancellation, after being on radio and television for 72 years. Bloomberg told those in attendance, “This fall, the ‘Light’ will fade after 57 wonderful years in New York City. I really hope that Phillip, Alexandra, Alan and all the Spaldings can work out their differences, that Olivia and Natalia find true love, and that we finally find out who killed Edmond! I think it was Josh—but I never liked him, anyway.” Though he claimed to be unfamiliar with the show, it sure sounds like the Mayor takes an afternoon break to watch his stories. Maybe he'll find comfort in this slideshow tracing GL's history.