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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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Irna Phillips
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Colleen Zenk ...  Barbara Ryan / ... 1,593 episodes, 1964-2010
Kelly Menighan ...  Emily Stewart / ... 1,586 episodes, 1992-2010
Don Hastings Don Hastings ...  Bob Hughes / ... 1,567 episodes, 1960-2010
Jon Hensley Jon Hensley ...  Holden Snyder / ... 1,547 episodes, 1985-2010
Eileen Fulton Eileen Fulton ...  Lisa / ... 1,537 episodes, 1960-2010
Elizabeth Hubbard Elizabeth Hubbard ...  Lucinda Walsh / ... 1,534 episodes, 1984-2010
Ellen Dolan ...  Margo Hughes / ... 1,525 episodes, 1964-2010
Kathryn Hays Kathryn Hays ...  Kim Hughes / ... 1,514 episodes, 1972-2010
Marie Masters Marie Masters ...  Susan Stewart / ... 1,502 episodes, 1968-2010
Scott Holmes Scott Holmes ...  Tom Hughes / ... 1,469 episodes, 1965-2010
Helen Wagner ...  Nancy Hughes / ... 1,457 episodes, 1956-2010
Kathleen Widdoes Kathleen Widdoes ...  Emma Snyder 1,454 episodes, 1985-2010
Terri Conn ...  Katie Peretti / ... 1,374 episodes, 1998-2010
Tamara Tunie ...  Jessica Griffin / ... 1,217 episodes, 1987-2009
Larry Bryggman ...  Dr. John Dixon / ... 1,137 episodes, 1969-2010
Maura West ...  Carly Tenney / ... 845 episodes, 1995-2010
Michael Park ...  Jack Snyder / ... 842 episodes, 1964-2010
Roger Howarth ...  Paul Ryan / ... 721 episodes, 2003-2010
Marie Wilson ...  Meg Snyder / ... 643 episodes, 2005-2010
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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:

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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 1956, the drama was described as the "day-to-day story of the affections that bind and conflicts that threaten two closely related families in an American community." 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

Luke Snyder: [Sitting after walking in on an awkward moment between Zack and Noah] ... Okay. What was that about?
Noah Mayer: Zac kissed me.
Luke Snyder: ...What?
Noah Mayer: Zac kissed me, don't worry, it was harmless.
Luke Snyder: [Exasperated] Are you serious?
Noah Mayer: It came out of the blue. It's not going to happen again, he got no encouragement. None!
Luke Snyder: [sighing] Oh, man, I knew he had a thing for you.
Noah Mayer: It was no big deal!
Luke Snyder: No big deal? The last time you saw someone kiss me you punched him in the face!
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Alternate Versions

Also available in a computer colorized version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Life After Tomorrow (2006) See more »

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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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