The soap opera As The World Turns aired its last episode yesterday.
The show was on for 54 years and was the second-longest running television soap in the US.
There were 13,858 episodes and it was the first soap opera with a running time longer then 15 minutes.
The show was also the last broadcast before President Kennedy was shot. ABC was the only network airing original programming at that time of day. A few minutes into the episode it was interrupted by Walter Cronkite. The episodes were aired live and the actors went on performing not knowing that the show had been interrupted.
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