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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Series cast summary:
Elizabeth Hubbard Elizabeth Hubbard ...  Lucinda Walsh / ... 1,731 episodes, 1984-2010
Don Hastings Don Hastings ...  Bob Hughes / ... 1,724 episodes, 1960-2010
Colleen Zenk ...  Barbara Ryan / ... 1,717 episodes, 1978-2010
Jon Hensley Jon Hensley ...  Holden Snyder 1,699 episodes, 1985-2010
Kathryn Hays ...  Kim Hughes / ... 1,662 episodes, 1972-2010
Eileen Fulton Eileen Fulton ...  Lisa / ... 1,661 episodes, 1960-2010
Scott Holmes ...  Tom Hughes 1,619 episodes, 1987-2010
Kelly Menighan ...  Emily Stewart / ... 1,615 episodes, 1991-2010
Ellen Dolan ...  Margo Hughes / ... 1,604 episodes, 1988-2010
Marie Masters Marie Masters ...  Susan Stewart / ... 1,572 episodes, 1968-2010
Kathleen Widdoes Kathleen Widdoes ...  Emma Snyder / ... 1,534 episodes, 1985-2010
Helen Wagner ...  Nancy Hughes / ... 1,514 episodes, 1956-2010
Terri Conn ...  Katie Peretti / ... 1,366 episodes, 1998-2010
Larry Bryggman ...  Dr. John Dixon / ... 1,304 episodes, 1969-2010
Tamara Tunie ...  Jessica Griffin / ... 1,275 episodes, 1987-2009
Michael Park ...  Jack Snyder / ... 849 episodes, 1997-2010
Maura West ...  Carly Tenney / ... 847 episodes, 1995-2010
Roger Howarth ...  Paul Ryan / ... 713 episodes, 2001-2010


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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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 »


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 »


Luke Snyder: You're messing with me, you're not gay!
Dr. Reid Oliver: You're requiring proof? How would that work exactly?
Luke Snyder: Well, you never mentioned anything. Are you really that deep in the closet?
Dr. Reid Oliver: Mr. Snyder, I've known that I was gay since I was nine years old. I can assure you that in all that time I've never once hidden, apologized for, or been ashamed of who I am.
Luke Snyder: Well that I can believe, but... you never said anything to Noah or me.
Dr. Reid Oliver: Why would I?
Luke Snyder: Because it could have helped!
Dr. Reid Oliver: What, so we could share the secret handshake?
Luke Snyder: It's...
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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 »


Referenced in The X-Files: El Mundo Gira (1997) See more »

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2000-01 was a great season for this series
15 June 2001 | by DeweyQSee all my reviews

The number of nominations this soap opera received at the 2001 Daytime Emmy Awards is just one indicator of how excellent this show has been lately. The writing has been especially good, and the acting seems much better than most daytime fare. Of particular interest is the dual roles of long-estranged twin sisters Lily/Rose played to perfection by the talented Martha Byrne. Her scenes opposite herself are brilliant.

This soap opera's best feature, though, is the pace at which story lines move along. There is no spoon-feeding the audience. You have to watch consistently to get involved in the plots: there are no recaps of the past month's twists. Conversely, there have been incredible flashbacks and memories using real original footage from as far back as the series first season (1956). This really adds a warm sense of continuity for characters like Nancy Hughes, played since the beginning by Helen Wagner.

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2 April 1956 (USA) See more »

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As the World Turns See more »

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| (1956-1975) | (1975-)

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


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

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1.33 : 1
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