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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 Katie Peretti / ... (1,366 episodes, 1998-2010)
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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)
Grayson McCouch ...
 Dusty Donovan / ... (603 episodes, 2003-2010)
Jon Hensley ...
 Holden Snyder / ... (598 episodes, 1985-2010)
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 Emily Stewart / ... (570 episodes, 1992-2010)
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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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2 April 1956 (USA)  »

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Così gira il mondo  »

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The first CBS soap opera to expand to one hour (1 December 1975) and the third soap opera to expand to one hour in television history. The first was Another World (1964) and the second was Days of Our Lives (1965). See more »

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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 »

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[Luke is wheelchair bound]
Noah Mayer: Let's just... let's do something physical.
Luke Snyder: [Playfully] Like what?
Noah Mayer: Like your physical therapy.
[Luke looks defeated]
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At Soap's last turn,lovers remembered As The World Turns: 1956-2010
16 September 2010 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

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September 17, 2010...........................

The final curtain falls down forever for the longest-running daytime serial "As The World Turns",which debuted as daytime television's first-ever half-hour serial premiering on CBS-TV on April 2, 1956. It continued to be an half-hour serial until November 28, 1975. On December 1, 1975,the serial expand to a full hour,making it the first soap in the history on television and the third daytime soap to make the transition. The first was "Another World". The second was "Days of Our Lives". When "As The World Turns",expanded to a full-hour in December of 1975,CBS moved the soap opera around during various time slots in order to face stiff competition from both ABC and NBC for the battle of daytime supremacy. In its 54 years on daytime television,"As The World Turns" dominated the daytime ratings for two decades,and even prompted a prime-time spin off "Our Private World"(which debut in 1965); introduced daytime television's first gay male character(Hank Elliott) in 1988 and won four daytime Emmy Awards for best show.

"As The World Turns" created some of daytime dramas greatest super-couples and from there had fans tuning in each weekday afternoon to see what happens next. From "Holden and Lily",to "Jeff and Penny", "Steve and Betsy","Luke and Noah"(who made history in 2007 by sharing to first-ever gay male kiss on U.S. daytime television),and "Tom and Margo",and many more.

But what made this hugely popular daytime serial stand out from the rest of the competition was the famous faces that made their mark on "As The World Turns". These actors went on to bigger and better things in their careers due to this show. From the list of actors included: Richard Thomas, Swoosie Kurtz, Mary McDonnell, Dana Delany, Meg Ryan, Marisa Tomei, Julianne Moore, Thomas Gibson, Amy Ryan, Parker Posey, Jason Biggs, John O'Hurley, Jordana Brewster, Gary Sandy, Joyce Van Patten, James Noble, Ruth Warrick, Gloria DeHaven, Lisa Loring, Kristanna Loken, Rebecca Holden, Lucy Deakins, Peter No one, Michael Nader, John Wesley Shipp, Linda Dano, Mark Rydell, Paul O'Keefe, Richard Roundtree, James Earl Jones, and many, many more.


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