As the World Turns (1956–2010)

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Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, this long-running serial focuses on the relationships and difficulties of its inhabitants.

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 Barbara Ryan / ... (1,580 episodes, 1978-2010)
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 Emily Stewart / ... (1,578 episodes, 1992-2010)
Don Hastings ...
 Bob Hughes / ... (1,558 episodes, 1960-2010)
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 Holden Snyder / ... (1,532 episodes, 1985-2010)
Elizabeth Hubbard ...
 Lucinda Walsh / ... (1,524 episodes, 1957-2010)
Eileen Fulton ...
 Lisa / ... (1,524 episodes, 1958-2010)
Ellen Dolan ...
 Margo Hughes / ... (1,516 episodes, 1985-2010)
Kathryn Hays ...
 Kim Hughes / ... (1,503 episodes, 1972-2010)
Marie Masters ...
 Susan Stewart (1,497 episodes, 1968-2010)
Scott Holmes ...
 Tom Hughes (1,462 episodes, 1985-2010)
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 Nancy Hughes / ... (1,449 episodes, 1956-2010)
Kathleen Widdoes ...
 Emma Snyder (1,446 episodes, 1985-2010)
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 Katie Peretti / ... (1,366 episodes, 1998-2010)
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 Jessica Griffin / ... (1,217 episodes, 1987-2009)
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 John Dixon / ... (1,132 episodes, 1969-2010)
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 Carly Tenney / ... (823 episodes, 1995-2010)
Michael Park ...
 Jack Snyder / ... (814 episodes, 1997-2010)
Roger Howarth ...
 Paul Ryan / ... (713 episodes, 2003-2010)
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 Meg Snyder / ... (636 episodes, 2005-2010)
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Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, this long-running serial focuses on the relationships and difficulties of its inhabitants.

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

2 April 1956 (USA)  »

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Così gira il mondo  »

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(1999-)| (1956-1987)| (1987-1999)

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(1956-1967)| (1967-)

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1.33 : 1
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Regular color broadcasts began on 20 February 1967. See more »

Goofs

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

Noah Mayer: I didn't do that for you, I just couldn't stand to see that psycho slut with her hands all over my boyfriend.
Luke Snyder: I love you.
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2000-01 was a great season for this series
15 June 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

The number of nominations this soap opera received at the 2001 Daytime Emmy Awards is just one indicator of how excellent this show has been lately. The writing has been especially good, and the acting seems much better than most daytime fare. Of particular interest is the dual roles of long-estranged twin sisters Lily/Rose played to perfection by the talented Martha Byrne. Her scenes opposite herself are brilliant.

This soap opera's best feature, though, is the pace at which story lines move along. There is no spoon-feeding the audience. You have to watch consistently to get involved in the plots: there are no recaps of the past month's twists. Conversely, there have been incredible flashbacks and memories using real original footage from as far back as the series first season (1956). This really adds a warm sense of continuity for characters like Nancy Hughes, played since the beginning by Helen Wagner.


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