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DC #577: The End of the 'World' with Colleen Zenk

For 32 of As The World Turns' 54 years Daytime Confidential's Special Guest Colleen Zenk dazzled audiences as the insurmountable Barbara Ryan. Today Zenk joins Luke, Jamey, Mike, J. Bernard and Melodie to reflect on the passing of television's most popular soap opera of all time. Download this moving chat to hear from an insider's perspective what it was like during As The World Turns last few months. How does Zenk feel about the job ATWT's last show runner Chris Goutman and head writer Jean Passanante did in wrapping up this iconic serial? When did she feel the soap opera first began to lose its footing? Her answers may surprise you, not to mention provide a new perspective.


Zenk also discusses the many loves of Barbara's life—James, Gunnar, Hal, John and finally that rascal Henry Coleman, revealing moving, poignant and at times humorous details about what it was like to work with each of her leading men over the years. Who does she feel was the love of Barbara's life? You'll have to tune in to find out. Zenk also shares how the end of the "World" parallels what she's going through in her own life, following a battle with a deadly disease and divorce. Hear how this passionate oral cancer survivor plans to chart the next phase of her life. The world may have stopped turning on CBS, but something tells us, Colleen Zenk is headed for a whole new world.

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