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As The World Turns-related news from 2002
It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, soapcentral.com has done it for you. Our News Archive has a listing of every news story ever posted on our site.
Here are some of the news stories posted on soapcentral.com during 2002 that focus on As The World Turns or past and present ATWT performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link.


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Kim Onasch
January 2002
According to an ATWT insider Kim Onasch (Jennifer Munson) has been let go from As The World Turns.
Martha Byrne
February 2002
Though her margin of win might not have been as great as last year's, Martha Byrne (Lily Snyder and Rose D'Angelo) was once again the big winner of the As The World Turns edition of the Soap Opera Central awards.
Mario Van Peebles
February 2002
As The World Turns will feature a special "stand alone" episode on Thursday, February 14th.
Annie Parisse
February 2002
Emmy nominated Annie Parisse (Julia Lindsey) will return to As The World Turns for a limited run beginning this week.
Martha Byrne
March 2002
As The World Turns' baby boom continues -- Martha Byrne (Lily Snyder and Rose D'Angelo) and her husband, New York City Police Officer Michael McMahon, are expecting their second child in September 2002.
Tom Eplin
March 2002
soapcentral.com has confirmed that Tom Eplin (Jake McKinnon) will exit As The World Turns this spring.
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March 2002
It could be a reunion of sorts for All My Children's Dixie Martin and Leslie Coulson - but it won't take place in Pine Valley. According to inside sources, Cady McClain (Dixie Martin) is joining the cast of As The World Turns.
Cady McClain
April 2002
Cady McClain's (Dixie Martin) first appearance as As The World Turns' Rosanna Cabot is still several days away, but the actress is speaking out about her time at AMC and her future on ATWT.
Craig Lawlor
April 2002
According to an insider, Craig Lawlor (Adam Munson) has been let go from As The World Turns. The departure is said to be "storyline dictated," or rather "lack of storyline."
Tom Eplin
April 2002
This week marks the end of Tom Eplin's run as Jake McKinnon, a role he created on Another World in 1985. After the cancellation of Another World by NBC in 1999, Eplin was brought aboard CBS's As The World Turns.
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April 2002
Newcomer Hunter Garner (Billy Ross) has been released from As The World Turns.
Hogan Sheffe
April 2002
Celebrated As The World Turns head writer Hogan Sheffer will be sticking around for some time to come.
Emmy
May 2002
Being last year's big winner with a record-tying eight Emmy victories, there was a lot of expectation by fans and critics that As The World Turns would equal last year's performance at this year's Emmy ceremony.
Mark C Collier
June 2002
Mike Kasnoff, the man that half-sisters Carly Tenney and Rosanna Cabot once fought over, is returning to Oakdale. This time around, however, Shawn Christian will not be tackling the part.
Mario Van Peebles
June 2002
As The World Turns will bring back Christopher Hughes next month.
Mario Van Peebles
July 2002
The show will conduct an 11-day bus tour beginning on September 16th. The tour will take the show's front-burner younger performers - Jessica Dunphy (Alison Stewart McDermott), Agim Kaba (Aaron Snyder) and Peyton List (Lucy Montgomery) -- to 10 college campuses across the country
Paul Taylor
August 2002
Time is winding down on Paul Taylor's (Isaac Jenkins) contract with As The World Turns.
Mario Van Peebles
August 2002
Don Chastain (Cooley) passed away on August 9th after a long battle with colon cancer. He was 66.
Kristina Sisco
August 2002
Emmy nominated Kristina Sisco (Abigail Williams) has opted not to renew her contract with As The World Turns.
Mario Van Peebles
August 2002
Newcomer Alan White (Chris Hughes) has been released from the role of As The World Turns' Christopher Hughes.
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September 2002
Effective immediately, As The World Turns' Carolyn Culliton will assume co-head writing duties of Guiding Light with current scribe Millie Taggart. The change comes as Guiding Light experiences its lowest ratings in recent memory.
Annie Parisse
September 2002
Emmy-nominated Annie Parisse (Julia Lindsey) will be returning to As The World Turns just in time for the big November Sweeps period.
Hogan Sheffer
November 2002
It would appear that All My Children's search for a new head writer is over. However, a network spokesperson insists that the search is ongoing. According to several inside sources, Emmy-winning writer Hogan Sheffer will take over as top scribe of All My Children in 2003.
Hogan Sheffer
December 2002
Hogan Sheffer has broken his silence about the rumors that have him taking over head writing duties at All My Children. In short, Sheffer says that while he's flattered that his name is being bandied about as the show's new head writer, he isn't leaving his gig at As The World Turns.
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December 2002
The speculation over who will take over the head writing duties at All My Children has come to an end.
Bailey Chase
December 2002
Bailey Chase has been cast as As The World Turns' Chris Hughes.
Lea Salonga
December 2002
Tony award winner Lea Salonga (Lien Hughes) will briefly reprise her role as As The World Turns' Lien Hughes early next year.
Grayson McCouch
December 2002
Daytime veteran Grayson McCouch has been cast as "Vincent," a purported newcomer on As The World Turns. But McCouch's character isn't exactly he might seem to be.
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