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‘As the World Turns’ stops spinning after 54 years

NEW YORK — It’s the last go-round for "As the World Turns." TV’s oldest daytime drama aired its final episode Friday, concluding a run that began in April 1956. CBS announced in December that it was pulling the plug on the New York-based show, which ranked at the bottom of the ratings among network soaps. It wrapped production in June.

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