ATWT:WHERE THE OLD EPISODES ARE


There are not many surviving complete episodes of As the World Turns from before 1980. The relatively few such shows, however, that are known to exist can be found in one of these places: the ATAS-UCLA Television Archives, the Museum of Television and Radio in New York and Los Angeles, and the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago. I do not know exactly how many pre-1980 ATWT episodes that aren't immediately available in the Procter and Gamble Archives in Cincinnati are held instead in remote vaults, nor do I know how many such episodes CBS inadvertently kept when it wasn't supposed to.

The following 1956-1990 episodes of ATWT can be found at the ATAS-UCLA Television Archives:

1. VIDEORECORDING
   As the world turns. [1958-03-20] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1958-
   03-20].
       UCLA  Film TV   VA7425 T Study Copy.  Viewing on premises only. 
2. VIDEORECORDING
   As the world turns. [1958-03-25] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1958-
   03-25].
       UCLA  Film TV   VA11635 T Study Copy.  Viewing on premises only. 
3. VIDEORECORDING
   As the world turns. [1958-05-21] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1958-
   05-21].
       UCLA  Film TV   VA4613 T Study Copy.  Viewing on premises only. 
4. VIDEORECORDING
   As the world turns. [1959-02-04] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1959-
   02-04].
       UCLA  Film TV   VA4613 T Study Copy.  Viewing on premises only. 
5. VIDEORECORDING
   As the world turns. [1959-02-06] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1959-
   02-06].
       UCLA  Film TV   VA4613 T Study Copy.  Viewing on premises only. 
6. VIDEORECORDING
   As the world turns. [1962-03-08] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1962-
   03-08].
       UCLA  Film TV   VA4613 T Study Copy.  Viewing on premises only. 
7. VIDEORECORDING
   As the world turns. [1962-12-07] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1962-
   12-07].
       UCLA  Film TV   VA4613 T Study Copy.  Viewing on premises only. 
8. VIDEORECORDING
   As the world turns. [1965-12-24] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips ;
   producer, Lyle B. Hill ; directors, Cort Steen, Paul Lammers ; writers, Irna
   Phillips, William Bell.  [1965-12-24].
       UCLA  Film TV   VA1903 T Study Copy.  Viewing on premises only. 
9. VIDEORECORDING
   As the world turns. [1965-12-24] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips ;
   producer, Lyle B. Hill ; directors, Cort Steen, Paul Lammers ; writers, Irna
   Phillips, William Bell.  [1965-12-24].
       UCLA  Film TV   VA4612 T Study Copy.  Viewing on premises only. 
10. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1966-02-22] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips ;
    producer, Lyle B. Hill ; directors, Cort Steen, Paul Lammers ; writers,
    Irna Phillips, William Bell.  [1966-02-22].
        UCLA  Film TV   VA8034 T Study Copy.  Viewing on premises only. 
11. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1966-10-07] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1966-
    10-07].
        UCLA  Film TV   VA7425 T Study Copy.  Viewing on premises only. 
12. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1971-03-08] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1971-
    03-08].
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000193060 Archival Copy. Not available for viewing.

13. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1971-03-16] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1971-
    03-16].
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000193235 Archival Copy. Not available for viewing.

14. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1971-03-24] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1971-
    03-24].
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000192328 Archival Copy. Not available for viewing.

15. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1971-04-01] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1971-
    04-01].
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000192492 Archival Copy. Not available for viewing.
                        
16. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1971-04-09] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1971-
    04-09].
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000192666 Archival Copy. Not available for viewing.

17. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1973-03-12] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1973-
    03-12].
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000194076 Archival Copy. Not available for viewing.

18. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1973-03-20] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1973-
    03-20].
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000194241 Archival Copy. Not available for viewing.

19. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1973-03-28] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1973-
    03-28].
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000194415 Archival Copy. Not available for viewing.

20. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1973-04-05] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1973-
    04-05].
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000193557 Archival Copy. Not available for viewing.

21. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1973-04-13] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1973-
    04-13].
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000193706 Archival Copy. Not available for viewing.

22. VIDEORECORDING
    [As the world turns. 1978, unidentified issue--rehearsal scenes and show
    excerpt] / Proctor & Gamble ; created by Irna Phillips.  1978.
        UCLA  Film TV   VA9738 T Study Copy.  Viewing on premises only. 
23. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1986-04-02, 30th anniversary show] / CBS ; created by
    Irna Phillips ; executive producers, Robert Calhoun, Michael B. Laibson ;
    producer, Bonnie S. Bogard ; director, Paul Lammers ; writers,...  [1986-
    04-02]. Episode # 7729, taped March 17, 1986.
        UCLA  Film TV   VA4614 T Study Copy.  Viewing on premises only. 
24. VIDEORECORDING
    [As the world turns 1986--electronic press kit] / Shimkin Productions ;
    producer, Gloria Shimkin ; director, Philip Shimkin.  1986.
        UCLA  Film TV   VA4611 T Study Copy.  Viewing on premises only. 
25. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1989-03-20] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1989-
    03-20]. Episode # 8465.
        UCLA  Film TV   VA7409 T Study Copy.  Viewing on premises only. 
26. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1989-07-17] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1989-
    07-17].  Episode # 8550.
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000105791 Research Copy.  
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000105809 Research Copy.  Viewing on premises only.
                        
27. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1989-09-29] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1989-
    09-29].  Episode # 8602.
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000105817 Research Copy.  
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000105825 Research Copy.  Viewing on premises only.
                        
28. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1989-12-08] / CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.  [1989-
    12-08].  Episode # 8650.
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000105833 Research Copy.  Viewing on premises only.
                        
29. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1990-06-15] / Proctor & Gamble Productions, Inc. ;
    created by Irna Phillips ; executive producer, Laurence Caso ; producers,
    Christine S. Banas, David Domedion ; director, Charles C. Dyer ;...  [1990-
    06-15].  Episode # 8781.
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000159616 Research Copy.  Viewing on premises only.
                        
30. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1990-07-04] / Proctor & Gamble Productions ; created
    by Irna Phillips ; executive producer, Laurence Caso ; producers, Christine
    S. Banas, David Domedion ; director, Maria Wagner ; writers,...  [1990-07-
    04].  Episode # 8794.
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000159590 Research Copy.  Viewing on premises only.
                        
31. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1990-07-30] / Proctor & Gamble Productions ; created
    by Irna Phillips ; executive producer, Laurence Caso ; producers, Christine
    S. Banas, David Domedion ; director, Maria Wagner ; writers,...  [1990-07-
    30].  Episode # 8812.
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000159624 Research Copy.  Viewing on premises only.
                        
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000159632 Research Copy.  Viewing on premises only.
                        
32. VIDEORECORDING
    As the world turns. [1990-12-20] / Proctor & Gamble Productions ; created
    by Irna Phillips ; executive producer, Laurence Caso ; producers, Christine
    S. Banas, David Domedion ; director, Maria Wagner ; writers,...  [1990-12-
    20].
        UCLA  Film TV   VA0000159608 Research Copy.  Viewing on premises only.
NOTE: The next four entries are new to the UCLA Collection as of March 2001:
MOTION PICTURE
Title:            As the world turns. [1956, unidentified episode, no. 10] /
                  CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.
Publisher:        1956.
Notes:            Soap opera.
Language:         English
Subjects:         Soap operas

Holdings:
UCLA              FilmTV               T72108                                  
                                       1 videocassette of 1 (30 min.) : sd.,
                                       b&w ; D-2. AVAILABILITY: Archival
                                       copy. Not available for viewing.
                                       Contact the Research and Study Center
                                       for further information. Conservation
                                       copy. 

MOTION PICTURE
Title:            As the world turns. [195-, unidentified episode, no. 224] /
                  CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.
Publisher:        [195-]
Notes:            Soap opera.
Language:         English
Subjects:         Soap operas

Holdings:
UCLA              FilmTV               T72108                                  
                                       1 videocassette of 1 (30 min.) : sd.,
                                       b&w ; D-2. AVAILABILITY: Archival
                                       copy. Not available for viewing.
                                       Contact the Research and Study Center
                                       for further information. Conservation
                                       copy. 


MOTION PICTURE
Title:            As the world turns. [198-, unidentified episode, no. 6055] /
                  CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.
Publisher:        [198-]
Notes:            Soap opera.
Language:         English
Subjects:         Soap operas

Holdings:
UCLA              FilmTV               T72109                                  
                                       1 videocassette of 1 (60 min.) : sd.,
                                       b&w ; D-2. AVAILABILITY: Archival
                                       copy. Not available for viewing.
                                       Contact the Research and Study Center
                                       for further information. Conservation
                                       copy. 
NOTE: The above episode (no. 6055) aired circa Wednesday, September 5, 1979.



MOTION PICTURE
Title:            As the world turns. [198-, unidentified episode, no. 8265] /
                  CBS ; created by Irna Phillips.
Publisher:        [198-]
Notes:            Soap opera.
Language:         English
Subjects:         Soap operas

Holdings:
UCLA              FilmTV               T72110                                  
                                       1 videocassette of 1 (60 min.) : sd.,
                                       col. ; D-2. AVAILABILITY: Archival
                                       copy. Not available for viewing.
                                       Contact the Research and Study Center
                                       for further information. Conservation
                                       copy. 
NOTE: This episode aired some time in 1988 or 1989.

                        
NOTE: Entries 12 through 21 on the UCLA list are on the now extinct FIAJ 1/2" videoreel format and haven't yet been transferred for viewing or study.

MUSEUM OF TELEVISION AND RADIO

I last visited the Museum of Television and Radio in 1984 at its old New York location, and I hope to go there again soon. To visit the Museum of Television and Radio web site, click here.

The addresses are as follows:

Thanks to Robert Wargo for much of the MT&R holdings information contained here:

Also, these episodes are listed by episode numbers in the MTR database: "They also have the wonderful 30th anniversary show and the great 12/24/65 Xmas eve show!" wrote Robert Wargo. I plan to include some of his MT&R summaries in the storyline section.

ATWT at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago

There are nine episodes of ATWT at Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications, which is located inside the Chicago Cultural Center at 78 East Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602-4801.

ATWT at Procter and Gamble Corporate Archives

It is believed that nearly every episode of the Procter and Gamble soaps from 1980 on (and a handful of pre-1980 episodes) is kept in remote vaults in Vermont or somewhere. However, the following ATWT episodes were singled out for immediate access at the Corporate Archives in Cincinnati, OH:

If you know of the existence of any pre-1980 As the World Turns episodes other than the ones listed here, please let me know.

This section was last updated on Sept. 10, 1999.

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