News of legendary daytime producer Paul Rauch's death yesterday prompted some heartfelt tributes from the actors, writers and producers he mentored and inspired.
For those who never knew the man in the flesh, however, the below serves as a loving tribute to Paul Rauch playing the role he was born to play. That of... Paul Rauch.
Misguding Light was a 2002 series of webisodes launched to celebrate Guiding Light's 65th Anniversary (and directed by fan favorite Lisa Brown, who once played the flight of fancy inspired Nola).
Michael Logan wrote in TV Guide:
It started on radio in 1937, then moved to television. Now Guiding Light takes on the newest technology with the premiere of Misguiding Light, an online satire of the popular series, beginning Jan. 25. Consisting of five-minute vignettes, Misguiding Light is the brainchild of Procter & Gamble staffers Lisa Baim and Kimberly Hamilton. The program's launch coincides with GL's 65th anniversary.
Misguiding Light's main character is aspiring soap opera writer Floyd Boyd, who can't get a break from GL's executive producer Paul Rauch.
"His Reva long story gets turned down," says Hamilton. "Before he
leaves the studio, he gets into an accident that lands him in the
fictional world of Springfield."