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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 / ... 1,586 episodes, 1992-2010
Don Hastings Don Hastings ...  Bob Hughes / ... 1,568 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 / ... 1,515 episodes, 1972-2010
Marie Masters Marie Masters ...  Susan Stewart / ... 1,502 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 / ... 845 episodes, 1995-2010
Michael Park ...  Jack Snyder / ... 842 episodes, 1964-2010
Roger Howarth ...  Paul Ryan / ... 721 episodes, 2003-2010
Marie Wilson ...  Meg Snyder / ... 643 episodes, 2005-2010
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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

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 »

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

Luke Snyder: [Damian and Lily have run downstairs half dressed] I really don't know what to say right now.
Damian Grimaldi: Luke, I f-... I found your mother outside, and I brought her home. She was so upset, I couldn't leave her on her own.
Luke Snyder: So you decided to take her clothes off? Mom?
Damian Grimaldi: Go easy on your mother, Luciano.
Luke Snyder: Faith walked in on the two of you in bed, didn't she? That's why she ran out of here! UGH! What is *wrong* with you? With both of you?
Lily Snyder: I should have locked the door...
Luke Snyder: You should have locked the door? Is that ...
[...]
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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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2000-01 was a great season for this series
15 June 2001 | by DeweyQSee 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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