Soap Box

As the World Turns Ending

Daytime soap opera As the World Turns won't have an axis to rotate on anymore. CBS announced Tuesday that the network is ending the drama in September, after 54 years of overwrought plotlines. Just three months ago, CBS pulled Guiding Light off the air, and it appears ABC's One Life to Live may also be in jeopardy. The end of ATWT leaves a paltry six soaps to fill up the humdrum daytime television hours.