CBS' As the World Turns marks...
Colleen Zenk-Pinter and Diana the bear, As the World Turns
CBS' As the World Turns
marks 50 years on daytime television next month. I'm not April foolin' you! So fire up your FauxVo because ATWT
will celebrate its golden anniversary with two special episodes: On Friday, March 31, the residents of Oakdale are reimagined as characters from classic TV shows like I Dream of Jeannie
and The Beverly Hillbillies
. On Monday, April 3, seven of the soap's divas board a chartered bus for a road trip. Their sentimental journey includes lotsa vintage ATWT
clips and even some action adventure. "I stand up to an 8-foot-tall, 350-pound black bear!" Colleen Zenk-Pinter
(Barbara) enthuses to TVGuide.com. "It was so much fun. It really
Having screened a preview tape, this suds fan can vouch for Pinter's point. Between the bear battle and the sight of 87-year-old Helen Wagner
(Nancy) fleeing from a flaming bus, this is can't-miss stuff. Who knew Nancy — an ATWT
staple since its 1956 debut — could still run that fast?!