WATCH: Whitney Houston On AS THE WORLD TURNS (1984)

Whitney Houston appeared on AS THE WORLD TURNS 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.

Check out the "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do" performance below. In the storyline, Betsy (Meg Ryan at the time, now played by Lindsay Frost) had written the lyrics to the song and gave them to Steve (Frank Runyeon) on their wedding day.





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

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5 comments:

  1. awwww wow that was filmed on my seventh birthday! I remember watching the ep too with my gran. so long ago! thanks for sharing that with us Roger. such a talent we lost this past weekend. she will be missed

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  2. That's terrific that you got the rights to air the song on this clip. It will be nice if other artists & musicians can do the same in the future for some of the scenes & episodes where the music is especially important. More & More memories keep trickling in (just the other day I remembered that Tonya Pinkins' character sang the song at Steve & Betsey's wedding...thought I was imagining it all until someone confirmed it for me) at the time this aired, I was 9 and 1/2 (gotta include the 1/2).

    Roger, I love your style. You should truly be called the Ambassador of Soap Classics!

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  3. This clip is terrific, Roger. Thanks!

    Brian :-)

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  4. This clip is terrific, Roger. Thanks!

    Brian :-)

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  5. Thanks For Running These Again, Roger!

    Brian :-)

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