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

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 Barbara Ryan / ... (1,579 episodes, 1978-2010)
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 Emily Stewart / ... (1,579 episodes, 1992-2010)
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 Bob Hughes / ... (1,560 episodes, 1960-2010)
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 Holden Snyder / ... (1,535 episodes, 1985-2010)
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 Lisa / ... (1,523 episodes, 1960-2010)
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 Lucinda Walsh / ... (1,522 episodes, 1984-2010)
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 Margo Hughes / ... (1,515 episodes, 1988-2010)
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 Kim Hughes / ... (1,503 episodes, 1972-2010)
Marie Masters ...
 Susan Stewart (1,494 episodes, 1968-2010)
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 Tom Hughes (1,461 episodes, 1987-2010)
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 Nancy Hughes / ... (1,449 episodes, 1956-2010)
Kathleen Widdoes ...
 Emma Snyder (1,448 episodes, 1985-2010)
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 Katie Peretti / ... (1,366 episodes, 1998-2010)
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 Jessica Griffin / ... (1,217 episodes, 1987-2009)
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 Dr. John Dixon / ... (1,133 episodes, 1969-2010)
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 Carly Tenney / ... (824 episodes, 1995-2010)
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 Jack Snyder / ... (815 episodes, 1997-2010)
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 Paul Ryan / ... (713 episodes, 2003-2010)
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 Meg Snyder / ... (636 episodes, 2005-2010)
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Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, this long-running serial focuses on the relationships and difficulties of its inhabitants.

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

2 April 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Così gira il mondo  »

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| (1956-1975) | (1975-)

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(1999-)| (1956-1987)| (1987-1999)

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(1956-1967)| (1967-)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Since the cancellation of Another World (1964) in 1999, several characters from that show (Jake, Cass, Vicky, Donna and Marley) have made appearances on this one. 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

[Aaron and Alison discuss their marriage]
Aaron: Alison, we've been through a fire in a barn. We've run from the cops. We've been in jail. Come on, compared to that, what's marriage? Gotta be a piece of cake.
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Referenced in Life After Tomorrow (2006) See more »

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Save As The World Turns! An American Triumph! Just Watch It!
18 April 2005 | by (United States) – See 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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