'General Hospital' Meets 'The View' and 'The Chew' on Anniversary Day - Soap Opera Network
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Rick Rowell/ABC

Today, April 1, ABC’s “” celebrates its 50th anniversary in style! Before the anniversary episode airs (note: due to a national network preemption on Wednesday, March 13, this episode was originally scheduled to air on Friday, March 29; the Tuesday, April 2 episode was the episode previously scheduled to air as the anniversary episode on Monday, April 1) fans of the soaps most recognizable couple can watch “” for (Luke Spencer) or “” for (Laura Spencer).

via Press Release

“The View”

ABC’S “THE VIEW” CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF “GENERAL HOSPITAL” 

WITH GUEST ANTHONY GEARY, LIVE, MONDAY, APRIL 1

ABC’s “The View” returns live MONDAY, APRIL 1 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) with actor Anthony Geary as ABC celebrates the 50th anniversary of its popular drama “General Hospital.” Geary’s visit falls on the show’s actual anniversary date. “General Hospital” hit the airwaves on April 1, 1963 and has been entertaining audiences for five decades. A seven-time Emmy ® award-winner, Geary is expected to discuss his career portraying the wonderfully unpredictable Luke Spencer since 1978, and what to expect all this week on “General Hospital” in celebration of the show’s Golden Anniversary.

Honoring 50 historic years on ABC, “General Hospital” is the longest running scripted drama currently in production and the third longest-running drama in American television history. To mark the show’s Golden Anniversary, ”General Hospital” reprises the immensely popular Nurses Ball, a fictional charity event complete with musical performances from the illustrious citizens of Port Charles dedicated to HIV/AIDS awareness. The celebration begins on April 1. “General Hospital” airs at 2:00 p.m., ET / 1:00 p.m., PT/CT, on the ABC Television Network.

“The Chew”

“THE CHEW” CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF “GENERAL HOSPITAL”
WITH GUEST GENIE FRANCIS ON APRIL 1

“The Chew” marks the 50th anniversary of its daytime sibling, “General Hospital,” when beloved ABC star Genie Francis visits the show to talk about her return to the show in the role she made famous, that of Laura Baldwin Spencer. “General Hospital” celebrates its Golden Anniversary on April 1. Honoring 50 historic years on ABC, “General Hospital” is the longest running American soap opera currently in production and the longest running scripted drama on television currently in production. Based on the West Coast, the show has aired over 12,000 episodes and has received the prestigious Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Drama a record 11 times.

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