As the World Turns

  • 1956
  • TV Show
  • TV-14

The randy residents of Oakdale fire up this hour of small-town scandals and big-league betrayals, especially among the Hughes and Snyder families. Created by soap pioneer Irna Phillips for Proctor & Gamble, it launched live on April 2, 1956 (the same day that `The Edge of Night' premiered).

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As the World Turns

First Aired: September 17, 2010

The residents of Oakdale are faced with major decisions as the long-running soap opera, which debuted April 2, 1956, bids adieu. Created by Irma Phillips, the Emmy-winning series helped launch the careers of such stars as Meg Ryan, Julianne Moore and Marisa Tomei, and made history by introducing the first gay character to daytime TV in 1988.

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  • Rating: TV-14
  • Premise: The randy residents of Oakdale fire up this hour of small-town scandals and big-league betrayals, especially among the Hughes and Snyder families. Created by soap pioneer Irna Phillips for Proctor & Gamble, it launched live on April 2, 1956 (the same day t… (more)

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