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 / ... (1,581 episodes, 1978-2010)
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 Emily Stewart / ... (1,580 episodes, 1992-2010)
Don Hastings ...
 Bob Hughes / ... (1,558 episodes, 1960-2010)
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 Holden Snyder / ... (1,534 episodes, 1985-2010)
Elizabeth Hubbard ...
 Lucinda Walsh / ... (1,523 episodes, 1984-2010)
Eileen Fulton ...
 Lisa / ... (1,523 episodes, 1960-2010)
Ellen Dolan ...
 Margo Hughes / ... (1,517 episodes, 1989-2010)
Kathryn Hays ...
 Kim Hughes / ... (1,503 episodes, 1972-2010)
Marie Masters ...
 Susan Stewart (1,497 episodes, 1968-2010)
Scott Holmes ...
 Tom Hughes (1,463 episodes, 1987-2010)
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 Nancy Hughes / ... (1,449 episodes, 1956-2010)
Kathleen Widdoes ...
 Emma Snyder (1,447 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)  »

Also Known As:

Così gira il mondo  »

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| (1956-1975) | (1975-)

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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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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 »

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

Luke Snyder: Finally! I'm sorry, I didn't mean for it to come out that way, it's just that, we didn't know where you were, and...
Dr. Reid Oliver: Even hostages have to eat, Mr. Snyder. I was down in the cafeteria consuming something that called itself 'lunch', but there's nothing like those orange plastic trays to remind you of botulism.
[Short, awkward pause. Noah clears his throat]
Luke Snyder: ...Have you gotten a chance to look over Noah's file?
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Referenced in Night Court: With a Little Help from My Friends (1991) See more »

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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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