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Dec.13.2010
There was great excitement among As the World Turns fans when word leaked out that Julianne Moore would be briefly reprising her breakout role of Frannie Hughes. Her appearance was to celebrate the 25th wedding anniversary of Frannie’s father and step-mother (and aunt), Bob and Kim Hughes, which...
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Oct.01.2010
The phrase "soap opera" is equated with incredible and unbelievable stories and with sexy, steamy romances. People come back from the dead (my daughter did this twice, once as a totally different actress), and characters amble out of exploding buildings scot-free with their hair...
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Sep.20.2010
When I left for the pool this afternoon, it was a little after two, and the red light that indicates the DVR is recording was not on. And when I returned before dinner, for the first time in, well, I suppose since 1987, when I got my first VCR, there was no recording of As the World Turns for...
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Sep.16.2010
And yet, the sun will come up tomorrow. When it does, Yom Kipper, the day when Jews atone for their sins of the past year, will be half over; one final, ironic example of absurdly exquisite timing – right up there with CBS’s announcement of Guiding Light’s cancellation last April Fools Day. Also...
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Sep.10.2010
The final days of As the World Turns are getting curiouser and curiouser. Case in point: bringing back James Rebhorn as Reid Oliver’s uncle. Not to begrudge a fine actor a paying gig, but, nevertheless, just one more slight to already-smarting longtime viewers, who have vivid memories of...
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Aug.08.2010
When As the World Turn’s headwriter Richard Culliton first pitched the character of Carly Tenney to executive producer Laurence Caso in early 1995, both saw Carly as the troubled girl who would eventually bring the complexity and longevity of Reva Shayne to Oakdale. Culliton was Guiding Light’s...
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Jul.25.2010
I haven't had a lot to say since CBS announced the cancellation of As the World Turns last December. But then, it seems, neither has anybody else. Thus far, save for a nice little piece in last week's Time, what little mainstream press coverage there's been can be charitably described as...
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Jul.13.2010
A man named Garrett Brock Trapnell who was a Brock from Brockton, MA became my "pen" pal (in this case -- short for penitentiary?). It began when I was on the soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" and I got a letter in my fan mail from Marian State Penitentiary -- a brilliant...
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Jun.24.2010
even before i begin comparing the cancellations of as the world turns and guiding light, doesn't the body language in the respective final cast photos speak volumes? a rhetorical question... as the world turns: Final Cast Photo. Courtesy of JPI Studios.   and guiding light:  
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Apr.19.2010
Back in January, We Love Soaps unveiled the 50 Greatest Soap Actresses of All Time. Now, it’s time for the men. As with the women, Roger and Damon asked a wide range of panelists to each submit our top 25. I was pretty pleased to see 18 of the 25 actresses on my list make the final cut; with the...