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  1. OK, so I needed to find 10 more pre-emptions. Based on btm0815's comments, that included the January 17, 1994 and February 21, 1994 episodes. I had 8 more candidates listed, but I have since found out that the O.J. Simpson pre-emptions likely lasted a day longer, including July 8, 1994. Since it is widely known that soaps were pre-empted a lot for O.J. and since my source for the Oslo Accords was very unsure about whether or not that led to any pre-emptions, I'm going to place an estimated guess that the show was pre-empted on July 8, 1994 and that the show aired on September 13, 1993, which will allow me to connect episode numbers all the way back to October 1991. IF this estimated guess should be incorrect, it will most likely mean that the September 13, 1993 episode was pre-empted and the July 8, 1994 episode aired, which means every episode number in between would be off by 1 (if that were the case). The Full Episode List has been updated accordingly. As always, any info, particularly on September 13, 1993 and July 8, 1994 will be much appreciated!
  2. Actually, scratch that. I think I may have just connected episode numbers all the way back to episode #9,102 on October 2, 1991. It went a little fast for my taste though, and my head is spinning a bit, so I would like to doublecheck some things tomorrow before I post.
  3. OK, I'm really excited, because I have just had a major breakthrough in my research. If you'll remember from when I first posted the above, I've been trying to figure out ATWT's episode history (something which I have since moved to the separate As The World Turns Full Episode List thread). In doing so, I have divided the entire history of the show into 13 "eras" which are really bridges between confirmed episode numbers. The 13th and final "era" stretched from episode #10,000 in 1995 to the end of the show (or, really, 1998, from which point on every episode number is known). In addition to all of the pre-emptions listed above, I came up 3 pre-emptions short. I had four episodes that I listed as potentials for the 3 remaining pre-emption slots. Something that saddens me tremendously is that so much information that was once available online can now no longer be found, due to websites being taken offline. (really, how difficult would it be for CBS to have an archive section in their website for shows that are no longer on the air?) Anyway, I achieved my breakthrough with the help of an amazing tool. If you go to archive.org in your webbrowser and then type in the URL of any site, it will show you archived backups of that site from history. Thus, even if www.cbs.com/daytime/as_the_world_turns can no longer be found, this tool allows me to see what the site looked like in, say, 2004. It's a bit touch-and-go, as some subpages will not be available and others will be, but it's EXTREMELY useful for research such as mine. Back to the point: although the CBS site actually wasn't much of a help, I found a former Dutch website (which I used to visit a lot and I know is a trustworthy site, they got all of their info from the official sources and translated them in Dutch). On that site I was able to confirm the pre-emptions listed above for May 25, 1998, July 4, 1997 (which is a bit odd, as it is the ONLY year I can find where the 4th of July was pre-empted, but OK) and January 1, 1997. Although I wasn't able to confirm anything (either airing or pre-emption) for December 31, 1996, since there was only room for 3 more pre-emptions, that episode must have aired. (In general, December 31-episodes aired much more often than January 1-episodes, which were almost always pre-empted, so that makes sense). With this info, we are able to connect 1998 to 1995, which means that ALL of the episodes from #10,000 onwards are now accounted for. There are, however, a few minor irregularities. I feel confident enough about this info to "close the case" and move to the next era, but ANY further verifications are always very welcome, especially on these irregularities: 1.) The Dutch page I was referring to actually marked the March 17, 1997 episode as having been pre-empted. They marked the March 7, 1997 episode as having aired. However, I have previously verified the March 7 episode to have been pre-empted due to President Clinton's news conference. I doublechecked and that indeed happened on the 7th. I am therefore assuming that the Dutch site had the two dated mixed up. 2.) The April 5, 1996 episode, which aired on a Friday ended with Dan Region saying "join us tomorrow", instead of welcoming us to "join us again Monday". I'm assuming it was a TPTB oversight... but that seems to have rarely ever happened. 3.) In the Scrapbook, there is a section that follows the filming of one particular episode. The Scrapbook mentions this to be episode #10,155 and lists the airdate as December 22, 1995. According to my info, #10,155 aired the 21st, while #10,156 aired the 22nd. The Scrapbook, much as I love it, is actually filled with tiny little errors like this, so I am assuming it is very possible that they were simply one day off. Anyway, now that we have connected September 17, 2010 to May 12, 1995, it is time to shift our focus to the next era: 1993 - 1995. This is a tough one, as it is the era of O.J. I need to find 10 more pre-emptions. As you can see below, I have 8 pre-emption potentials, but I can't even be sure about any of them. Any help is welcome!
  4. Major update! See the As The World Turns Discussion thread for a little more info.
  5. I couldn't agree less. Jake and Molly were one of the highlights of these years for me. I'm not even sure what it was exactly, but I just think Tom and Lesli played off of each other well for some reason. I DO agree about RH's casting being the worst casting decision of the last 10 years.
  6. Well, in that case, nearly everyone that's ever been on this show was in the 40th anniversary montage in 1996 (about 50% of that episode consisted of flashbacks).
  7. Wasn't he not an active father to most of his children? He has been somewhat unlucky with regards to learning the truth about his children... First off, Tom and Margo kept the fact that he was Adam's father from him and raised him as their own son. By the time he found out, he did the best thing for Adam, which was to let him be raised by Tom. Next, when he and Barbara were finally expecting a child of their own, Barbara let him believe that he was Jennifer's father, even though it was really Darryl. Will is the only child that Hal got to raise from birth. Nikki suddenly just appeared out of nowhere as a teenager. Parker, much like Adam, was withheld from him by Carly and passed off as John's for the first year-or-so of his life.
  8. I can 100% guarantee that this (in bold) is not true.
  9. I know there was a running gag on ATWT in the 90s/00s about how Hal Munson had fathered half the town... but then he only fathered four children (Nikki, Adam, Will and Parker) biologically and one (Jennifer) by adoption.
  10. OK, I swore I wasn't going to do this until I've finished the series... and I won't check back here until I have (which will take me a few more months), but I need to get something off my chest. I've been watching this show for just about seven years now, at the old-fashioned pace of one episode a week (with a few breaks in between seasons). And despite all of the tackiness and camp, I really loved the early seasons. The later seasons have been a bit less to my taste, but they've been interesting enough to keep watching. I'm currently in early season 7, and I have recently had more than a few issues with some of the directions this show has taken. However, I have just watched the episode "The World According To Matt", and I am super pissed at the moment about SO many things. I wonder if there's been a change in writing regimes or something, but I strongly dislike what the current (at the time) regime is doing to the show and its history. Again, I already found out a (twenty-year-old-)spoiler(-to-me) when I glanced at this thread for two seconds a few weeks ago, so I'll stay away from this thread for a few more months, but I needed to get this off my chest.
  11. Right, good point. I did know that, but got so caught up thinking about characters that had been played by multiple successful actors, I forgot to think about when the success occurred. My bad.
  12. Shoot, I thought I posted it there. Am I able to relocate it myself, or do I need an admin to do so?
  13. While discussing the many Casey Hugheses on As The World Turns in the Where Are They Now thread, it struck me that three of the actors who played the role (four if you count temporary replacements) have gone on to have reasonable careers in primetime/movies. As I was thinking a bit more about it, I realized that the same could be said for Casey's cousin, Lucy Montgomery. What other characters have sent several of their portrayers off to reasonable careers? Casey Hughes (As The World Turns) Joseph Cross Zach Roerig Scott Porter (temporary replacement) Billy Magnussen Lucy Montgomery (As The World Turns) Amanda Seyfried Peyton List Spencer Grammer Betsy Stewart Montgomery Andropoulos (As The World Turns) Meg Ryan Lindsay Frost Lien Hughes (As The World Turns) Ming-Na Wen Lea Salonga
  14. Boyd and Vack were both on less than a year, and, as such, haven't done much with the role. Cross, by contrast, was on for quite a few years (longer than Roerig and Magnussen), but his Casey was definitely still a kid, who was often sent upstairs after a few seconds on the screen. It's interesting to me though that Cross, Roerig and Magnussen (and Porter, for that matter) have all gone on to have reasonable careers in primetime/movies.
  15. Joseph Cross (Casey Hughes, As The World Turns) has directed his first movie, which was just released: Summer Night.
  16. As The World Turns: Will Munson & Gwen Norbeck Luke Snyder & Noah Mayer Jack Snyder & Carly Tenney [Scott Holroyd's] Paul Ryan & Rose D'Angelo Jake McKinnon & Molly Conlan Dusty Donovan & Jennifer Munson Mike Kasnoff & Jennifer Munson Simon Frasier & Katie Peretti Mike Kasnoff & Katie Peretti Casey Hughes & Maddie Coleman Hal Munson & Emily Stewart
  17. I know this is a long shot, but you wouldn't by any chance be selling the Carly and Jack Collection (As The World Turns) as well, would you? That's the one DVD that I missed when they were selling.
  18. Tamara Tunie (Jessica, ATWT) just released an album. I haven't been able to listen to it yet, but it's on Spotify (and, I am sure, all sorts of other services).
  19. Also, in 1979 ATWT had that storyline at the Willows with Bennett (Doug Higgins) and Hester (Ann Stanchfield). Bennett didn't turn out the actual villain, but both he and Hester were quite scary at times. Perhaps not so much to our 2010's eyes, but I would imagine in 1979 this was quite a creepy storyline.
  20. OK, so... when I had just started watching ATWT around 2000, I had never yet seen James Stenbeck on the show, but I had heard so many things about him on the show. I remember there was a picture of him on one of the sites that would profile the characters and that one single picture was the only thing I 'knew' James by. I just checked, and I actually have the picture saved on my computer, so I'll attach it to this post. It's the smallest picture and it's the stupidest thing (mind you, I was 10 at the time), but that picture actually gave me the creeps. Something about the way he's staring in it. Combined with everything I had heard about the character. I also believe that when I first saw James when he returned to the show in 2001, it was in the middle of a thunderstorm and the character was seen with a violent flash of lightning. Which, of course, I now know harkens back to the old "Hello, Barbara" days.
  21. An Oakdale P.D. reunion? I'm down for it.
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