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As the World Turns 

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

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Irna Phillips
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Colleen Zenk ...  Barbara Ryan / ... 1,579 episodes, 1978-2010
Kelly Menighan ...  Emily Stewart / ... 1,578 episodes, 1992-2010
Don Hastings Don Hastings ...  Bob Hughes / ... 1,558 episodes, 1960-2010
Jon Hensley ...  Holden Snyder / ... 1,536 episodes, 1985-2010
Eileen Fulton Eileen Fulton ...  Lisa / ... 1,522 episodes, 1960-2010
Elizabeth Hubbard Elizabeth Hubbard ...  Lucinda Walsh / ... 1,521 episodes, 1984-2010
Ellen Dolan ...  Margo Hughes / ... 1,515 episodes, 1988-2010
Kathryn Hays Kathryn Hays ...  Kim Hughes / ... 1,501 episodes, 1972-2010
Marie Masters Marie Masters ...  Susan Stewart / ... 1,494 episodes, 1968-2010
Scott Holmes ...  Tom Hughes 1,460 episodes, 1987-2010
Kathleen Widdoes Kathleen Widdoes ...  Emma Snyder 1,447 episodes, 1985-2010
Helen Wagner ...  Nancy Hughes / ... 1,447 episodes, 1956-2010
Terri Conn ...  Katie Peretti / ... 1,367 episodes, 1998-2010
Tamara Tunie ...  Jessica Griffin / ... 1,219 episodes, 1987-2009
Larry Bryggman ...  Dr. John Dixon / ... 1,135 episodes, 1969-2010
Maura West ...  Carly Tenney / ... 828 episodes, 1995-2010
Michael Park ...  Jack Snyder / ... 818 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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Details

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

Regular color broadcasts began on 20 February 1967. See more »

Goofs

When Rose is in a Spa in Switzerland and escapes, she ends up in Belgium and Belgian farmers tell her she is in 's-Hertogenbosch. From Switzerland to Belgium is approximately 700 Kilometers/435 Miles. On top on that, 's Hertogenbosch isn't even located in Belgium. It's a town in the Netherlands, adding roughly 100 kilometers/62 miles to her travels on foot. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Reid Oliver: Doogie Hughes, how do you stop this whole Holden family sermon?
Chris Hughes: You don't.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Try Before You Die: Episode #2.4 (2006) See more »

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User Reviews

 
It's a soap. But it's a good soap.
6 July 2008 | by dog_luver12See all my reviews

We all know how soaps are. Over dramatic, cheesy and completely unrealistic. But this is one soap, I find, that does it in a more clever way. It's actually enjoyable to watch, and sometimes even funny. I never liked day time drama. Sure, I'd watch for the sake of laughing at the awful writing and acting. But then I watched an episode of As The World Turns. And then the next day. Soon, I was addicted to it. The characters intrigued me and there story lines often made sense and were logical. The Luke and Noah story line made the show for me. Not many times do you find a day time drama with a gay couple on it, and the fact that ATWT took the risk, really impressed me and I enjoyed the show ever more. If anything, watch this show for them. I am a new viewer of this show, as new as they come. 1 months to be exact, but I've heard many people say that it's not as good as it was back then, when it first began. Well, I wouldn't know. As I see the show right now, I would say it is the best day time drama on television today.


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