As the World Turns (Luke & Noah)

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As the World Turns (Luke & Noah)

Post by Yvonne on Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:37 pm

As the World Turns (often referred to as ATWT) is an American television soap opera which aired on CBS from April 2, 1956 to September 17, 2010.

Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, Illinois, the show debuted on April 2, 1956,at 1:30 pm EST. Prior to then, all serials were fifteen minutes in length. As the World Turns and The Edge of Night, which premiered on the same day at 4:30 pm EST, were the first two to be thirty minutes in length from their premiere.

At first, viewers did not respond to the new half-hour serial, but ratings picked up in its second year, eventually reaching the top spot in the daytime Nielsen ratings by fall 1958. In 1959, the show started a streak of weekly ratings wins that would not be interrupted for over twelve years. In the year-to-date ratings, As the World Turns was the most-watched daytime drama from 1958 until 1978, with ten million viewers tuning in each day. At its height, core actors such as Helen Wagner, Don MacLaughlin, Don Hastings, and Eileen Fulton became nationally known. Irna Phillips created As the World Turns as a sister show to her other soap opera Guiding Light.

The show switched to color on August 21, 1967, and expanded from a half-hour in length to one hour starting on December 1, 1975 when The Edge of Night moved to ABC.

The show passed its 10,000th episode on May 12, 1995, and celebrated its 50th anniversary on April 2, 2006. As the World Turns was the last remaining Procter and Gamble produced soap opera on television after Guiding Light aired its final episode on September 18, 2009 on CBS. Running for 54 seasons, ATWT holds the second-longest continuous run of any daytime network soap opera in American history, surpassed only by Guiding Light.

CBS announced on December 8, 2009, that the series was cancelled because of low ratings. The show taped its final scenes on June 23, 2010 and with a sad dramatic storyline finale, its final episode aired on CBS on September 17, 2010.On October 18, 2010, CBS replaced As the World Turns with a new hour-long talk show The Talk, which resembles ABC's The View; the interim four weeks had As the World Turns's slot filled with second-run episodes of The Price Is Right, Let's Make a Deal (a Guiding Light replacement), and The Young and the Restless. On the Monday of the show's final week CBS delayed As the World Turns in the Mountain and Pacific time zones in order to air the Men's Final at the 2010 U.S. Open live; the match between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic had been scheduled for the day before but was postponed due to rain. Fans and critics called this "disrespectful" to the 54-year-old soap opera.

As the World Turns is notable for having been produced in New York Cityfor all of its time on television (its first 43 years in Manhattan and in Brooklyn from 2000 until 2010).

One of the characters are Luke Snyder and Noah Mayer.. both boys are coming out in the show of being gay.. witch gives a lot of problems with their family and friends befrore they end up in a complicated love story...

and their first love scene....

source: wikipedia@, imdb

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