Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, this long-running serial focuses on the relationships and difficulties of its inhabitants.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Colleen Zenk ...  Barbara Ryan / ... 1,577 episodes, 1978-2010
Kelly Menighan ...  Emily Stewart / ... 1,576 episodes, 1992-2010
Don Hastings Don Hastings ...  Bob Hughes / ... 1,556 episodes, 1960-2010
Jon Hensley ...  Holden Snyder / ... 1,534 episodes, 1985-2010
Eileen Fulton Eileen Fulton ...  Lisa / ... 1,520 episodes, 1960-2010
Elizabeth Hubbard Elizabeth Hubbard ...  Lucinda Walsh / ... 1,519 episodes, 1984-2010
Ellen Dolan ...  Margo Hughes / ... 1,513 episodes, 1988-2010
Kathryn Hays Kathryn Hays ...  Kim Hughes / ... 1,499 episodes, 1972-2010
Marie Masters ...  Susan Stewart 1,492 episodes, 1968-2010
Scott Holmes ...  Tom Hughes 1,458 episodes, 1987-2010
Helen Wagner ...  Nancy Hughes / ... 1,445 episodes, 1956-2010
Kathleen Widdoes Kathleen Widdoes ...  Emma Snyder 1,444 episodes, 1985-2010
Terri Conn ...  Katie Peretti / ... 1,367 episodes, 1998-2010
Tamara Tunie ...  Jessica Griffin / ... 1,218 episodes, 1987-2009
Larry Bryggman ...  Dr. John Dixon / ... 1,133 episodes, 1969-2010
Maura West ...  Carly Tenney / ... 826 episodes, 1995-2010
Michael Park ...  Jack Snyder / ... 817 episodes, 1997-2010
Roger Howarth ...  Paul Ryan / ... 715 episodes, 2003-2010
Marie Wilson ...  Meg Snyder / ... 639 episodes, 2005-2010
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Storyline

Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, this long-running serial focuses on the relationships and difficulties of its inhabitants.

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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

In 1965, the serial was the first soap opera to spin off another serial, Our Private World (1965), with Eileen Fulton as the star. The series aired a short time in prime-time. 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: Dr. Oliver, this is Dusty's fiancée, Janet Snyder.
Dr. Reid Oliver: Who?
Luke Snyder: The shooting victim.
Dr. Reid Oliver: Oh, hello.
Janet Ciccone: Please, Dr. Oliver, you have to save Dusty! He's a great man, and he has a lot to live for.
Dr. Reid Oliver: Yeah, okay. I don't care who he is. He could be a concert pianist or a serial killer, I'd still do my job. Excuse me.
[Rushes off]
Dr. Reid Oliver: [Janet and Carly are in shock]
Carly Snyder: Uh, some bedside manner!
Luke Snyder: He's like that with everyone. But Dusty is in good hands, I promise. If anyone can save Dusty, it's Dr. Oliver.
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Connections

Referenced in Country Girl's Hollywood Adventure (1975) 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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