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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Colleen Zenk ...  Barbara Ryan / ... 1,594 episodes, 1964-2010
Kelly Menighan ...  Emily Stewart / ... 1,586 episodes, 1992-2010
Don Hastings Don Hastings ...  Bob Hughes / ... 1,568 episodes, 1960-2010
Jon Hensley Jon Hensley ...  Holden Snyder / ... 1,547 episodes, 1985-2010
Eileen Fulton Eileen Fulton ...  Lisa / ... 1,539 episodes, 1960-2010
Elizabeth Hubbard Elizabeth Hubbard ...  Lucinda Walsh / ... 1,536 episodes, 1984-2010
Ellen Dolan ...  Margo Hughes / ... 1,525 episodes, 1964-2010
Kathryn Hays Kathryn Hays ...  Kim Hughes / ... 1,515 episodes, 1972-2010
Marie Masters Marie Masters ...  Susan Stewart / ... 1,502 episodes, 1968-2010
Scott Holmes Scott Holmes ...  Tom Hughes / ... 1,470 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 / ... 1,218 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 / ... 840 episodes, 1997-2010
Roger Howarth ...  Paul Ryan / ... 721 episodes, 2003-2010
Marie Wilson ...  Meg Snyder / ... 643 episodes, 2005-2010
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Storyline

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:

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

The series was set in Oakdale, a small town in Illinois. 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

Gwen Norbeck: Judge Steve?
Will Munson #4: Dude, just tell us.
Judge Steve Colby: You may well hate my guts in ten years.
Gwen Norbeck: Why?
Judge Steve Colby: Because you'll be having your 10th wedding anniversary before you're 30.
Will Munson #4: Yes!
Judge Steve Colby: Or you'll be bitter and divorced a half-decade ahead of schedule. And don't send me a card if that's the last one.
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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 »

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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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