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Soap Stars Remember Anniversaries of As the World Turns' Debut, Guiding Light's Cancellation

As the World Turns, The Edge of Night, Guiding Light

April is the month for soap anniversaries, both sad and happy. On April 1, 2009, CBS officially announced that long-running sudser Guiding Light was canceled. The fan-favorite program ran for 72 years.

Decades earlier, on April 2, 1956, two new soaps - As the World Turns and The Edge of Night - debuted on CBS. ATWT ran until 2010 and Edge ran (after moving to ABC) until 1984.  

Lawrence Saint-Victor (ex-Remy, GL; Carter, The Bold and the Beautiful) called working on the show "one of the best experiences of my life." He shared on Instagram:

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Meanwhile, Tina Sloan (ex-Lillian) recalled the moment she got the bad news:

As the World Turns' Martha Byrne (ex-Rose/Lily) shared her fond memories of working with Jon Hensley (ex-Holden) on Twitter: