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As the World Turns 

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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Colleen Zenk ...  Barbara Ryan / ... 1,594 episodes, 1964-2010
Kelly Menighan ...  Emily Stewart / ... 1,588 episodes, 1992-2010
Don Hastings Don Hastings ...  Bob Hughes / ... 1,569 episodes, 1960-2010
Jon Hensley Jon Hensley ...  Holden Snyder / ... 1,547 episodes, 1985-2010
Eileen Fulton Eileen Fulton ...  Lisa / ... 1,539 episodes, 1960-2010
Elizabeth Hubbard Elizabeth Hubbard ...  Lucinda Walsh / ... 1,536 episodes, 1984-2010
Ellen Dolan ...  Margo Hughes / ... 1,525 episodes, 1964-2010
Kathryn Hays Kathryn Hays ...  Kim Hughes / ... 1,516 episodes, 1972-2010
Marie Masters Marie Masters ...  Susan Stewart / ... 1,505 episodes, 1968-2010
Scott Holmes Scott Holmes ...  Tom Hughes / ... 1,470 episodes, 1965-2010
Helen Wagner ...  Nancy Hughes / ... 1,457 episodes, 1956-2010
Kathleen Widdoes Kathleen Widdoes ...  Emma Snyder 1,454 episodes, 1985-2010
Terri Conn ...  Katie Peretti / ... 1,374 episodes, 1998-2010
Tamara Tunie ...  Jessica Griffin / ... 1,218 episodes, 1987-2009
Larry Bryggman ...  Dr. John Dixon / ... 1,137 episodes, 1969-2010
Maura West ...  Carly Tenney / ... 847 episodes, 1995-2010
Michael Park ...  Jack Snyder / ... 841 episodes, 1997-2010
Roger Howarth ...  Paul Ryan / ... 721 episodes, 2003-2010
Marie Wilson ...  Meg Snyder / ... 643 episodes, 2005-2010
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

CBS | SoapCity Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Così gira il mondo See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1956-1975) | (1975-)

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Since the cancellation of Another World (1964) in 1999, several characters from that show (Jake, Cass, Vicky, Donna and Marley) have made appearances on this one. See more »

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On the episode that aired 1-4-05, Julia refers to Holden (Jon Hensley) as "Jon" in an emotional scene at the Lakeview Lounge while talking to Lisa. See more »

Quotes

Luke Snyder: You said that Noah's surgery and his recovery would be very time consuming.
Dr. Reid Oliver: You think you're gonna win points by repeating my words back to me?
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Alternate Versions

A 1986 episode re-aired on CBS for Thanksgiving of 2001. Unfortunately, the original sponsor plugs were cut, as were the announcer's remarks during the closing credits. See more »

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"As the World Turns" (1956)
9 October 1998 | by Star98See all my reviews

I've watched "As the World Turns" since 1957. It is my second favorite soap these day, "Guiding Light" is number one with me. " As the World Turns has held up over the years. It dropped from number one in my book after they lost their most terrific writer some years ago whose name escapes me. I thought this person was brilliant whom I believe wrote the best plot ever presented on daytime tv which ended at "Dreams End" It's not "As the World Turn's" fault that their shows plots do not have it's former brilliance, no-one in daytime soaps comes close to that writer's abilities. I've watched other soaps over the years & for one reason or another I've dropped them. I have never dropped "As the World Turns" and "The Guiding Light" I think they are the best soaps on tv, even if they don't get the ratings.


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