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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 / ... 1,587 episodes, 1978-2010
Kelly Menighan ...  Emily Stewart / ... 1,584 episodes, 1992-2010
Don Hastings Don Hastings ...  Bob Hughes / ... 1,567 episodes, 1960-2010
Jon Hensley ...  Holden Snyder / ... 1,544 episodes, 1985-2010
Elizabeth Hubbard Elizabeth Hubbard ...  Lucinda Walsh / ... 1,530 episodes, 1984-2010
Eileen Fulton Eileen Fulton ...  Lisa / ... 1,531 episodes, 1960-2010
Ellen Dolan ...  Margo Hughes / ... 1,520 episodes, 1988-2010
Kathryn Hays Kathryn Hays ...  Kim Hughes / ... 1,509 episodes, 1972-2010
Marie Masters Marie Masters ...  Susan Stewart / ... 1,499 episodes, 1968-2010
Scott Holmes ...  Tom Hughes 1,467 episodes, 1987-2010
Helen Wagner ...  Nancy Hughes / ... 1,454 episodes, 1956-2010
Kathleen Widdoes Kathleen Widdoes ...  Emma Snyder 1,452 episodes, 1985-2010
Terri Conn ...  Katie Peretti / ... 1,370 episodes, 1998-2010
Tamara Tunie ...  Jessica Griffin / ... 1,222 episodes, 1987-2009
Larry Bryggman ...  Dr. John Dixon / ... 1,143 episodes, 1969-2010
Maura West ...  Carly Tenney / ... 829 episodes, 1995-2010
Michael Park ...  Jack Snyder / ... 822 episodes, 1997-2010
Roger Howarth ...  Paul Ryan / ... 717 episodes, 2003-2010
Marie Wilson ...  Meg Snyder / ... 642 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

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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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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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

With the episode aired August 17, 2007, As the World Turns became the first U.S. daytime soap ever to show a romantic kiss between two men (Luke Snyder and Noah Mayer). 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

Dr. Reid Oliver: Hey, listen, I... look, I know the guy did a lot of bad things and probably hurt a lot of people, but Damien... he's still your father.
Luke Snyder: That's nice of you to say.
Dr. Reid Oliver: Yeah. It happens sometimes, as much as I try to prevent it.
Luke Snyder: Well... the truth is I gave him so many chances. When he first found out I was gay he tried to fix me. I forgave him for that!
Dr. Reid Oliver: It must have been tough having your father wanna change you.
Luke Snyder: Well, he finally accepted me, so... I gave him another chance.
Dr. Reid Oliver: Makes you wonder if the ...
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #1.21 (1968) See more »

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Save As The World Turns! An American Triumph! Just Watch It!
18 April 2005 | by SylSee all my reviews

As the World Turns is a piece of Americana culture. Cast members like Helen Wagner, Bob Hastings, Eileen Fulton, Kathryn Hays, Colleen Zenk Pinter, Marie Masters, Elizabeth Hubbard, Larry Bryggman etc. have really helped make my days sometimes. The show was created Irna Phillips, the creator of daytime television. From her ideas, she created the world of Oakdale, Illinois. Helen Wagner should be given many honors besides a Lifetime Emmy Award. Next year, she will be celebrating 50 years of playing the same character on daytime television. Where are the accolades that go with such an achievement? She deserves a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and even to be an honoree at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Center Honors. Don't stop there! She should be inducted into the television hall of fame for her contributions to television. I think CBS is the best, most supportive network of the three. While Guiding Light needs ever viewer, this year will determine both Guiding Light and As The World Turns future. If you want to know where Desperate Housewives' ideas came from, this is the place and it has been there for most of our lives. I just wish more people would appreciate the fine quality of work that these cast of brilliant actors do for daytime. I would like to see prime time players do the hectic schedules of any daytime player. It goes unappreciated. The story lines have not been the same since Douglas Marland's death but his legacy is his creative contributions to the show like the Snyder family. I will never forget the Angel incest storyline as the most shocking entertaining informing and brilliant portrayal ever anywhere else. Marland weaved stories like his predecessors Irna Phillips, Agnes Nixon, Bill Bell, etc. He is sorely missed even now. I hope As the World Turns and Guiding Light live on television forever so please give daytime a try. You might like it better than prime time, I usually do and I have watched it for 20 years.


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