BLAST FROM THE PAST
Question: What daytime soap was the first to be featured on the cover of TV Guide?
Answer: As The World Turns in 1971!
That's Helen Wagner (Nancy), front and center, with Eileen Fulton (Lisa) right behind her. Henderson Forsythe (David) is in the striped tie, with Larry Bryggman (John) laughing behind him.
The ATWT cover paved the way for more daytime dramas to be featured in TV Guide, including the following: