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Stars of CBS' iconic soaps 'As The World Turns' and 'Guiding Light' reunite on 'The Talk'

It was a day filled with great memories and nostalgic moments as CBS's "The Talk" hosted a special tribute show to the daytime dramas that helped solidify CBS 30year run as the #1 most watched network.

The show featured guests from soaps past and present from the lineup of "Guiding Light," "As The World Turns," "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless."

"The Talk," co-hosts, Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, and Sheryl Underwood, kicked off the fun, memory-filled episode with an homage to where is all began for CBS at #1 – 30 years ago. Chen and Osbourne dressed as the iconic Krystal andAlexis from the popular 80s drama "Dynasty," Tyler was fashion savvy in ripped off shoulder sweatshirt and headband a la 80s hit movie "Flashdance," while Gilbert and Underwood channeled their musical sides with tributes to 80s posters Adam Ant and Chaka Khan, respectively.
‘Guiding Light’ Super Couple Kim Zimmer & Robert Newman Reunite on ‘The Talk’
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From “Guiding Light,” the longest-running scripted show in broadcast history, super couples Kim Zimmer (Reva Shayne) and Robert Newman (Josh Lewis), along with Beth Chamberlin (Beth Raines) and Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding) visit “The Talk” in celebration of CBS Daytime being rated #1 for 30 years to discuss their relationships.


Zimmer reflects on Newman: “I mean look at his face. Look at his eyes. He was my Paul Newman. We were so comfortable together. We trusted each other when we worked together and there is something so special…” On the couple’s epic TV wedding, Newman remembers, “It was one of those perfect pristine days. We were on location there in Pennsylvania. We had friends there. We had family there. I still have that tie.” Zimmer adds, “I actually just found out that I was pregnant with my third child when we did that and nobody knew but my makeup lady.”

Video: Guiding Light’ Super Couple Kim Zimmer & Robert Newman Reunite on ‘The Talk’




‘ATWT’ Star Colleen Zenk Opens Up on Battling Oral Cancer
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‘ATWT’ Star Colleen Zenk Opens Up on Battling Oral Cancer

During “The Talk's" special episode celebrating CBS Daytime being rated #1 for 30 years, “As The World Turns” actress Colleen Zenk (joined by former co-stars Martha Byrne, Ellen Dolan and Elizabeth Hubbard) reflects on her battle with oral cancer, and how her character, Barbara Ryan, mirrored her journey. 

"I was diagnosed in real life in ’07, and then I partnered with Oral Cancer Foundation and we approached the show asking if they can write my cancer into Barbara’s storyline,” she said. “The show said yes, so Barbara got diagnosed in early ’08, and then my own cancer came back in ’09. And I went through treatment into 2010, ‘til just before we went off the air, and I’ve had subsequent mini-surgeries since then, but I’m clear.”
  
Video: ‘ATWT’ Star Colleen Zenk Opens Up on Battling Oral Cancer


On hand from "The Bold and the Beautiful" were cast members Scott Clifton, Don Diamont, Katherine Kelly Lang and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood. Representing "The Young and the Restless" were Christel Khalil, Christian Leblanc, Melody Thomas Scott and Jason Thompson.

To close the episode, the casts from all shows were joined the cast members of current soaps "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless" for a champagne toast to celebrate 30 years at #1. The was also a video package to showcase the CBS Daytime Paley Center exhibit on display through November 27th.

"The Talk,' "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless" airs weekdays on CBS.

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