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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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Irna Phillips
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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 / ... 1,571 episodes, 1960-2010
Jon Hensley Jon Hensley ...  Holden Snyder / ... 1,548 episodes, 1985-2010
Eileen Fulton Eileen Fulton ...  Lisa / ... 1,540 episodes, 1960-2010
Elizabeth Hubbard Elizabeth Hubbard ...  Lucinda Walsh / ... 1,537 episodes, 1984-2010
Ellen Dolan ...  Margo Hughes / ... 1,526 episodes, 1964-2010
Kathryn Hays Kathryn Hays ...  Kim Hughes / ... 1,514 episodes, 1972-2010
Marie Masters Marie Masters ...  Susan Stewart / ... 1,505 episodes, 1968-2010
Scott Holmes Scott Holmes ...  Tom Hughes 1,472 episodes, 1965-2010
Helen Wagner ...  Nancy Hughes / ... 1,458 episodes, 1956-2010
Kathleen Widdoes Kathleen Widdoes ...  Emma Snyder 1,453 episodes, 1985-2010
Terri Conn ...  Katie Peretti / ... 1,373 episodes, 1998-2010
Tamara Tunie ...  Jessica Griffin / ... 1,218 episodes, 1987-2009
Larry Bryggman ...  Dr. John Dixon / ... 1,138 episodes, 1969-2010
Maura West ...  Carly Tenney / ... 847 episodes, 1995-2010
Michael Park ...  Jack Snyder / ... 841 episodes, 1997-2010
Roger Howarth ...  Paul Ryan / ... 724 episodes, 2003-2010
Marie Wilson ...  Meg Snyder / ... 642 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

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

Henry Coleman: Okay, uh, I will spell it out for you: I am not going to interfere in your life any more. If you want to make Dr. Nightmare over there your next big mistake, that is your business, not mine.
Katie Peretti: Henry. He is my room mate, that's all!
Henry Coleman: Bubbles, I know you better than you know your own self. You are lonely, you're vulnerable, you're sad right now, it's only a matter of time before you fall for him.
Katie Peretti: Um, nope. You're wrong.
Henry Coleman: No, you love being in love, usually with the wrong guy!
Chris Hughes: [...]
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

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Referenced in The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015) See more »

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A fan since the beginning.
20 February 2006 | by bonnieeggSee all my reviews

As The World Turns started on my birthday in 1956. I was in high school and since the show was only 1/2 hour, I was able to watch it on my lunch hour. I have watched it all these years and really love it. ATWT has produced some great actors and actresses. I loved Meg Ryan as Betsy and Julianne Moore as Franny. I thought Brian Bloome was terrific as Dusty. I was very saddened when the Judge and then Christopher Hughes died. I feel I have grown old with Bob, Kim and Lisa. I wish some of the older actresses could be brought back. I really miss Frannie and Betsy. This year (April 2, 2006) I will have been watching this show for 50 years. So, happy birthday to me and to As The World Turns.


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