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As the World Turns 

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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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Irna Phillips
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90 wins & 455 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
Colleen Zenk ...  Barbara Ryan / ... 1,606 episodes, 1964-2010
Kelly Menighan ...  Emily Stewart / ... 1,589 episodes, 1992-2010
Don Hastings Don Hastings ...  Bob Hughes / ... 1,588 episodes, 1960-2010
Jon Hensley Jon Hensley ...  Holden Snyder / ... 1,559 episodes, 1985-2010
Eileen Fulton Eileen Fulton ...  Lisa / ... 1,556 episodes, 1960-2010
Elizabeth Hubbard Elizabeth Hubbard ...  Lucinda Walsh / ... 1,552 episodes, 1984-2010
Ellen Dolan ...  Margo Hughes / ... 1,527 episodes, 1964-2010
Kathryn Hays Kathryn Hays ...  Kim Hughes / ... 1,524 episodes, 1972-2010
Marie Masters Marie Masters ...  Susan Stewart / ... 1,508 episodes, 1968-2010
Scott Holmes ...  Tom Hughes 1,480 episodes, 1965-2010
Helen Wagner ...  Nancy Hughes / ... 1,466 episodes, 1956-2010
Kathleen Widdoes Kathleen Widdoes ...  Emma Snyder 1,460 episodes, 1985-2010
Terri Conn Terri Conn ...  Katie Peretti / ... 1,373 episodes, 1998-2010
Tamara Tunie ...  Jessica Griffin / ... 1,222 episodes, 1987-2009
Larry Bryggman ...  Dr. John Dixon / ... 1,149 episodes, 1969-2010
Maura West ...  Carly Tenney / ... 848 episodes, 1995-2010
Michael Park ...  Jack Snyder / ... 842 episodes, 1997-2010
Roger Howarth ...  Paul Ryan / ... 725 episodes, 2001-2010
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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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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

The series was set in Oakdale, a small town in Illinois. 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

Aaron: Ali, listen, listen. Before we do anything crazy, just explain to me what this part means, okay? "Where fowl reigns supreme and lambs dare not roam and pigs in a blanket say take me home."
Alison: Okay, fowl - that's like chickens and roosters and stuff, right? Okay, and "tuck in but don't let sleeping dogs lie".
Aaron: Ali?
Alison: Shh, I'm about to be brilliant. I got it. The key. The key's is in the buns.
Aaron: Excuse me?
Alison: "Tucked in", get it? The way that you tuck a hotdog inside the bread? I need to buy your buns.
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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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Referenced in The Nude Bomb (1980) See more »

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Best Writing Winner, and deservedly so
21 July 2004 | by modhatterSee all my reviews

I am an aspiring soap writer, and I have watched most of the shows on the air as research. Somewhere along the way, I discovered As The World Turns. When I first caught glimpses of it, Carly was just home from The Spa, found in a carnival fun house after Hal was brainwashed by James Stenbeck. Emily was being kept in a trunk. Bonnie was a duchess. Molly's family was being threatened by an evil babysitter, eventually resulting in Jake's death and the near-death of Oakdale's neighbor, Bay City. It was sort of weird and awful at first, but I would tune in just to see the Oakdale hunks, especially Jack Snyder. Woof!

I can't remember when the tides really turned with this show. All I know for sure is, I discovered Ben Harris when Bonnie finally came home. Not only Grade A prime soap beef, but he and Jessica were electric on the screen. These were clearly two people who deserved much more screen time, and eventually got it. Margo, a staple character for years according to the ATWT scrapbook, got to be on the front burner for a week or two when she discovered she had hepatitis, contracted during a rape she was now being forced to relive. It would take a while, but eventually she moved back to the front burner again as well. In short, this show has an incredible pool of talented actors, and the writing team, receiving back to back Emmys for their work, have a knack for utilizing the vast talents of their cast.

It's not always perfect. The Oakdale 3 were awful. But from that terrible plot we eventually got a (somewhat) reformed Allison, who is now one of my favorite characters on the show. And, as with most shows, an emergency rewrite for a departing or pregnant actor can yield some substandard plots. Of course, I blame a lot of that on the soap fans, who can be pretty unwelcoming of temporary recasts (and that means you especially, Passions fans!) But As The World Turns is honestly the best soap on TV, and that includes the primetime dramas, and reality shows which are nothing more than soaps with real people for characters. I would love to see another attempt at Our Private World, a primetime spin-off featuring the amazing Eileen Fulton, following Lisa Hughes as she moved from Oakdale to Chicago. Imagine a revamped Another World, where Molly goes back to Bay City to fight for her daughters Bridget and Michelle. With enough shared writers, I'd watch both series faithfully. In the meantime, I will have to settle for the five hours a week of ATWT I have now and hope a few other writing teams can tune in and take a few notes.


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Language:

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Release Date:

2 April 1956 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

| (1956-1975) | (1975-)

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Dolby Digital (1999-)| Mono (1956-1987)| Stereo (1987-1999)

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Black and White (1956-1967)| Color (1967-)

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