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As the World Turns 

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The focus in on the upper class Hughes and Stewart families plus their tribulations in Midwest Oakdale. The Stewarts fade away eventually to be replaced by the rural Snyders and wealthy Lucinda Walsh with her many intrigues.

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Irna Phillips
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Series cast summary:
Colleen Zenk ...  Barbara Ryan / ... 1,688 episodes, 1964-2010
Don Hastings Don Hastings ...  Bob Hughes / ... 1,676 episodes, 1960-2010
Elizabeth Hubbard Elizabeth Hubbard ...  Lucinda Walsh / ... 1,653 episodes, 1984-2010
Jon Hensley Jon Hensley ...  Holden Snyder / ... 1,640 episodes, 1985-2010
Kathryn Hays ...  Kim Hughes / ... 1,612 episodes, 1972-2010
Eileen Fulton Eileen Fulton ...  Lisa / ... 1,605 episodes, 1960-2010
Kelly Menighan ...  Emily Stewart / ... 1,594 episodes, 1992-2010
Ellen Dolan ...  Margo Hughes / ... 1,564 episodes, 1964-2010
Scott Holmes ...  Tom Hughes 1,555 episodes, 1965-2010
Marie Masters Marie Masters ...  Susan Stewart / ... 1,546 episodes, 1968-2010
Kathleen Widdoes Kathleen Widdoes ...  Emma Snyder / ... 1,507 episodes, 1985-2010
Helen Wagner ...  Nancy Hughes / ... 1,501 episodes, 1956-2010
Terri Conn Terri Conn ...  Katie Peretti / ... 1,373 episodes, 1998-2010
Tamara Tunie ...  Jessica Griffin / ... 1,255 episodes, 1987-2009
Larry Bryggman ...  Dr. John Dixon / ... 1,242 episodes, 1969-2010
Maura West ...  Carly Tenney / ... 852 episodes, 1995-2010
Michael Park ...  Jack Snyder / ... 847 episodes, 1997-2010
Roger Howarth ...  Paul Ryan / ... 725 episodes, 2001-2010
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The focus in on the upper class Hughes and Stewart families plus their tribulations in Midwest Oakdale. The Stewarts fade away eventually to be replaced by the rural Snyders and wealthy Lucinda Walsh with her many intrigues.

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

With the episode aired August 17, 2007, As the World Turns became the first U.S. daytime soap ever to show a romantic kiss between two men (Luke Snyder and Noah Mayer). See more »

Goofs

When Rose is in a Spa in Switzerland and escapes, she ends up in Belgium and Belgian farmers tell her she is in 's-Hertogenbosch. From Switzerland to Belgium is approximately 700 Kilometers/435 Miles. On top on that, 's Hertogenbosch isn't even located in Belgium. It's a town in the Netherlands, adding roughly 100 kilometers/62 miles to her travels on foot. See more »

Quotes

Noah Mayer: ...That's weird. I could have sworn I left this closed. You didn't go into it for anything, did you?
Luke Snyder: Uh, I was the guy mucking out the stall next to you? When would I have done that?
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

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Referenced in The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (2012) See more »

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Save As The World Turns! An American Triumph! Just Watch It!
18 April 2005 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

As the World Turns is a piece of Americana culture. Cast members like Helen Wagner, Bob Hastings, Eileen Fulton, Kathryn Hays, Colleen Zenk Pinter, Marie Masters, Elizabeth Hubbard, Larry Bryggman etc. have really helped make my days sometimes. The show was created Irna Phillips, the creator of daytime television. From her ideas, she created the world of Oakdale, Illinois. Helen Wagner should be given many honors besides a Lifetime Emmy Award. Next year, she will be celebrating 50 years of playing the same character on daytime television. Where are the accolades that go with such an achievement? She deserves a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and even to be an honoree at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Center Honors. Don't stop there! She should be inducted into the television hall of fame for her contributions to television. I think CBS is the best, most supportive network of the three. While Guiding Light needs ever viewer, this year will determine both Guiding Light and As The World Turns future. If you want to know where Desperate Housewives' ideas came from, this is the place and it has been there for most of our lives. I just wish more people would appreciate the fine quality of work that these cast of brilliant actors do for daytime. I would like to see prime time players do the hectic schedules of any daytime player. It goes unappreciated. The story lines have not been the same since Douglas Marland's death but his legacy is his creative contributions to the show like the Snyder family. I will never forget the Angel incest storyline as the most shocking entertaining informing and brilliant portrayal ever anywhere else. Marland weaved stories like his predecessors Irna Phillips, Agnes Nixon, Bill Bell, etc. He is sorely missed even now. I hope As the World Turns and Guiding Light live on television forever so please give daytime a try. You might like it better than prime time, I usually do and I have watched it for 20 years.


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Release Date:

2 April 1956 (USA) See more »

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| (1956-1975) | (1975-)

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Dolby Digital (1999-)| Mono (1956-1987)| Stereo (1987-1999)

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Black and White (1956-1967)| Color (1967-)

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1.33 : 1
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