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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 / ... 1,587 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
Eileen Fulton Eileen Fulton ...  Lisa / ... 1,531 episodes, 1960-2010
Elizabeth Hubbard Elizabeth Hubbard ...  Lucinda Walsh / ... 1,530 episodes, 1984-2010
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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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

On the day that the 13,661st episode aired, CBS announced it was axing the soap (the last of the 'true' US daytime soaps as it was made by a media subsidiary of Procter & Gamble). The final episode aired on Friday 17th September 2010. 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: [Sits across from Noah] Hey!
[Notices his large sandwich]
Luke Snyder: Well, I guess your film editing class gives you a pretty big appetite, huh? What, the banana split I made for you wasn't big enough?
Noah Mayer: No, it was great, I just had to miss lunch because I was studying. And that sugar fix was good but no substitute for four different kinds of meat.
Luke Snyder: Well, if I didn't know better I'd say you were sublimating something.
Noah Mayer: Oh, get out, that psych class is going to your head.
Luke Snyder: My professor, Dr. Freudenheim, would say...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.129 (2009) See more »

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I have watched "As the World Turns" since the first show, and it has been one of my favorites.
27 January 2009 | by kaynbaSee all my reviews

I'm a long time viewer and enjoy the show. However, at this time I am very disappointed with the writers. The story line with Carly and Jack has always kept my attention. They have wonderful chemistry and should be together, and never been parted. Problems with their marriage and getting back together has always kept me watching them. Carly and Jack should have remarried, and absolutely not married to other people. They still love each other and belong together. Carly does not have to marry Craig for security, because she should be reminding him that he owes her a million dollars for paying the ransom to the kidnappers to get his son (now deceased) back years ago. The writers seem to have forgotten this. Carly's horse died and the insurance money was the million dollars that she loaned Craig. This needs to be brought to the attention of the show's writers. I think they need to review the show over the years before they write their TV show segments. To a long time viewer it is distressing to watch mistakes that are so obvious. Thank you for the opportunity to give my views about one of my favorite shows.

Kay Newsome Baier, Duncan, SC


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