CBS President Les Moonves' wife, Julie Chen, wanted a daytime talk show similar to The View. Julie fancies herself another Barbara Walters and hubby dearest wanted to help her. They couldn't cancel YR because it's the top soap ratings getter, and BB is only a half hour long, not enough for Julie. So ATWT was Les's sacrifice for his wife. She isn't satisfied with being one of a group on the Early Show, she knows Big Brother isn't all about her, so she needed something that would put her center ring.
I HEARD THAT A TALK SHOW LIKE THE VIEW IS GOING TO REPLACE AS THE WORLD TURNS THE HOST ARE SARA GILBERT, HOLLY ROBIONSON PEETE, SHARON OSBOURN, LEA REMENEY, AND SOME CBS CEO'S WIFE. I WILL NOT BE WATCHING THIS SHOW WHILE I LIKE ALL THEESE HOST EXCEPT THE CEO'S WIFE NEVER HEARD OF HER. AS A LOYAL FAN OF AS THE WORLD TURNS I WILL NOT WATCH I HOPE ALL FANS OF AS THE WORLD TURNS WILL DO THE SAME. CBS SHOULDN'T OF CANCELED THIS SHOW. THE SHOW BROUGHT HOME BEST ACTRESS, BEST ACTOR AND BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS AWARDS THIS YEAR THIS SHOW IS NOW THE LONGEST RUNNING SHOW ON TV, INSTEAD OF CANCELING THE SHOW CBS SHOULD BE PROUD OF THIS SOAP AND SUPPPORT IT. I WILL GIVE AS THE WORLD TURNS MY SUPPORT BY NOT WATCHING THIS NEW SHOW THAT TAKES THERE TIME SLOT.