EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Whitney Houston On AS THE WORLD TURNS

We Love Soaps has been given the rights to air a clip of Whitney Houston's guest appearance on AS THE WORLD TURNS. Houston appeared on the soap on August 1-2, 1984, with Jermaine Jackson singing two duets off a new album he was releasing at the time including "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do." They taped their appearance on July 25 at CBS Studios in New York City. In the episodes, Marcy (Marisa Tomei) was crowned the grand prize winner of the Cinderella Sweepstakes by Oakdale newspaper The Argus.

CBS was trying to counter-program the Olympics on ABC by airing these episodes which also featured Phyllis Diller as Marcy's Fairy Godmother.

"It's definitely an opportunity to keep our viewers loyal while enticing new audiences," CBS director of daytime programming Laurence Caso said at the time.

Watch the exclusive video below, courtesy of SoapClassics.com, where you can buy classic episodes of AS THE WORLD TURNS and GUIDING LIGHT on DVD.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: NBC's counter-programming was the launch of new daytime soap SANTA BARBARA.

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5 comments:

  1. I saw this on YT just late last year in a frenzy of nostalgia for ATWT. I don't much remember the original episode as I was a young child but strangely I still remember the melody of that song. Don't ask me why. I think I will revisit the clip a bit later. Right now, I a bit shocked and barely able to sit long enough to watch. All my memories of that first album are flooding back.

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  2. Both those songs were themes for ATWT couples, Steve & Betsy, and Tom & Margo. "If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful" was Cass & Kathleen's song on ANOTHER WORLD too. Both were used on multiple shows including primetime.

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  3. I remember them on ATWT, pre-Whitney success and loved the songs. I loved, loved Marcy, more then Besty actually at the time. I was HUGE fan of Marcy & Kurt! To this day even though CLB has played Michael longer I still think of him as Kurt. When PD was good fairy, it was hilarious episode...HMMMM...good episode of for online Roger.

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  4. Thanks for these ATWT video clips with Marisa, Phyllis, Jermaine & Whitney, Roger. I Love These Clips Totally!

    Rest In Peace, Dear Whitney!

    Brian :-)

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