As the World Turns

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As the World Turns
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Premiere April 2, 1956
Finale September 17, 2010
Creator Irna Phillips
Network CBS
Style soap opera
30-minute (1956-1975)
60-minute (1975-2010)
Company Procter & Gamble Productions
Seasons 55
Episodes 13,858
Origin USA

As the World Turns is a soap opera that aired on CBS. After Guiding Light was canceled in 2009, As The World Turns became the longest running existing soap opera on daytime TV and held that distinction until it also ended on September 17, 2010. It was noted for having been interrupted three times on the East Coast on November 22, 1963 as Walter Cronkite delivered bulletins on the assassination attempt (which proved to be successful) on President John F. Kennedy.

Contents

Cast

For a full list of all cast members, see cast listing

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One April 2, 1956 December 31, 1956 192
Season Two January 2, 1957
Season Three January 2, 1958 December 31, 1958
Season Four 1959 December 31, 1959
Season Five January 4, 1960 December 30, 1960
Season Six January 3, 1961 December 31, 1961
Season Seven January 2, 1962 December 31, 1962
Season Eight January 2, 1963 December 31, 1963
Season Nine January 2, 1964 December 31, 1964
Season Ten January 4, 1965 December 31, 1965
Season Eleven January 3, 1966 December 31, 1966
Season Twelve January 3, 1967 December 29, 1967
Season Thirteen 1968
Season Fourteen 1969 December 31, 1969
Season Fifteen 1970
Season Sixteen 1971 December 31, 1971
Season Seventeen January 3, 1972 December 29, 1972
Season Eighteen January 2, 1973 December 31, 1973
Season Nineteen January 2, 1974 December 31, 1974
Season Twenty January 2, 1975 Decemer 31, 1975
Season Twenty-One January 2, 1976 December 31, 1976
Season Twenty-Two January 3, 1977 December 30, 1977
Season Twenty-Three 1978 December 29, 1978
Season Twenty-Four January 2, 1979 December 31, 1979
Season Twnety-Five 1980 December 31, 1980
Season Twenty-Six 1981 December 31, 1981
Season Twenty-Seven 1982 December 31, 1982
Season Twenty-Eight January 3, 1983 December 30, 1983
Season Twenty-Nine 1984 December 31, 1984
Season Thirty January 2, 1985 December 31, 1985
Season Thirty-One January 2, 1986 December 31, 1986
Season Thirty-Two January 2, 1987 December 31, 1987
Season Thirty-Three January 4, 1988 December 30, 1988
Season Thirty-Four January 2, 1989 December 29, 1989
Season Thirty-Five January 2, 1990 December 31, 1990
Season Thirty-Six January 2, 1991 December 31, 1991
Season Thirty-Seven January 2, 1992 December 31, 1992
Season Thirty-Eight January 4, 1993 December 30, 1993 252
Season Thirty-Nine January 3, 1994 December 30, 1994
Season Forty January 2, 1995 December 29, 1995
Season Forty-One January 1, 1996 December 31, 1996
Season Forty-Two January 2, 1997 December 30, 1997
Season Forty-Three January 2, 1998 December 30, 1998
Season Forty-Four January 4, 1999 December 31, 1999
Season Forty-Five January 3, 2000 December 29, 2000
Season Forty-Six January 2, 2001 December 30, 2001
Season Forty-Seven January 2, 2002 December 30, 2002
Season Forty-Eight January 2, 2003 December 30, 2003
Season Forty-Nine January 1, 2004 December 30, 2004
Season Fifty January 3, 2005 December 30, 2005
Season Fifty-One January 2, 2006 December 29, 2006
Season Fifty-Two January 2, 2007 December 30, 2007
Season Fifty-Three January 2, 2008 December 30, 2008
Season Fifty-Four January 2, 2009 December 30, 2009 251
Season Fifty-Five January 4, 2010 September 17, 2010

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Of the many, many episodes aired, only the following are available on DVD. Disc 1: Great Weddings Episode 1: Tom Hughes Marries Margo Montgomery (June 1, 1983) Episode 2: Steve Andropolous Marries Betsy Stewart (May 31, 1984) Episode 3: Bob Hughes marries Kim Andropolous (April 12, 1985) Episode 4: Holden Snyder Marries Lily Walsh (January 12, 1998) Episode 5: Jack Snyder Marries Carly Tenney (July 3, 2003)

Disc 2: Secrets and Scandals Episode 1: Bob and Dana Face the Music (September 28, 1979) Episode 2: Lily Learns a Shattering Truth (June 24, 1987) Episode 3: Something About Carly (August 2, 1999) Episode 4. The Explosive Truth. (June 18, 2001). Episode 5 . Luke Comes Out (May 9, 2006)

Disc 3: Oakdale Through the Years Episode 1. The 30th Anniversary Show. April 2, 1986 Episode 2: The 40th Anniversary Show. April 2, 1996 Episode 3: The 50th Anniversary Show. April 3, 2006 Episode 4. Christmas at the Snyder Farm. December 25, 2009 Episode 5. Bob and Kim Hughes’ 25th Anniversary. (April 5, 2010).

Disc 4: Villains and Vixens Episode 1: John Dixon Takes a Fall (May 14, 1981). Episode 2: The Return of James Stenbeck. (November 10, 1986). Episode 3: When Villain Meets Vixen. (March 20, 1987) Episode 4: Humiliation. (April 15, 1996) Episode 5: The Trials of Barbara Ryan (July 22, 2002)

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