Kinescopes of the series' early episodes no longer exist, but videotaped episodes are still archived.
In April 1995, the show was setting up a storyline in which one of the characters was planning on setting a bomb at the wedding of two other characters. When the Oklahoma City bombing occurred, producers immediately cancelled the storyline, and appeared at the beginning of one of the episodes to explain their choice.
In 1978 the show became the first US soap opera to take its cameras outside the United States when they showed the honeymoon of Tom and Erica on the island of Saint Croix.
Erica Kane's secretary "Val" is named after Vladimir Reichenbach, Susan Lucci's former hair dresser.
As of 2006, only two actors from the original cast remain on the show. The two actors are Susan Lucci, who plays Erica Kane, and Ray MacDonnell, who plays hospital chief of staff Joe Martin.
Although Erica Kane has married many times on the show.Susan Lucci has only been married once to the same man for over 40 years.