This episode explores the beginnings of As the World Turns, as it emerged as one of the first 30-minute soap operas. As The World Turns would take the soap opera world by storm, and would ultimately be the #1 soap opera for 2 decades. The episode also discusses the core characters in its early years, and spotlights one of the biggest storylines that helped to catapult the show to #1. The episode also discusses As The World Turns role in how the nation found out about the tragic events of the JFK assassination. Included in this episode are audio excerpts from the As The World Turns episode from that day; with the breaking news bulletins included. As always, this episode includes trivia, ratings time, and much more.