Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April 2: "As the World Turns"

On this date in History ..... 1956:

The soap opera “As The World Turns” makes its television debut.  It was the first CBS soap opera to expand to one hour (in 1975) and the 3rd soap overall to expand to an hour (the 1st was Another World followed by Days of Our Lives).  Helen Wagner, who played Nancy Hughes from the very first episode in 1956 until her death in 2010, holds the Guiness Book of World Record for “having the longest run in a single role on television.”

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