As the World Turns
April 2, 1956
Jesse Lee Soffer, Tala Ashe, Billy Magnussen, Michael Park, Maura West, Roger Howarth, Marie Wilson, Daniel Cosgrove, Jon Hensley, Jake Silbermann, Elizabeth Hubbard, Jon Lindstrom, Don Hastings, Terri Conn, Colleen Zenk, Grayson McCouch, Kathryn Hays, Ellen Dolan, Kelley Menighan Hensley, Eileen Fulton, Scott Bryce, Trent Dawson, Scott Holmes
Created as a companion to Guiding Light, the show was a slow-moving character study of the people in the fictional town of Oakdale, Illinois.
Marked the second longest running soap opera at 54 years, it was the most watched daytime drama between 1958 to 1978. It was named Outstanding Daytime Drama Series by the Daytime Emmys in 1987, 1991, 2001, and 2003.