Traditionally a serious international political newspaper, the New York Times featured a story on May 15, 2008, about the gay teen super couple from As the World Turns, Luke Snyder, played by Van Hansis, and Noah, played by Jake Silberrman, or “Nuke”!

While the story covers the turmoil that the dynamic duo has faced, the main focus is how this storyline is saving As the World Turns’ ratings! While other soaps are losing viewers in the coveted 18 to 37 demographic, Luke and Noah’s story has helped the soap gain viewers.