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  • ‘The Real Soap Dish’ Promo Celebrating 50 Years of ‘General Hospital’ on ’20/20′

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    On Saturday, April 6, ABC News' "20/20" takes a behind the scenes look at ABC's "General Hospital" as the soap celebrates 50 years on television. READ MORE
  • FIRST LOOK: Katie Couric Joins ‘GH’ Anniversary Mania; Films Guest Appearance

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    “General Hospital” has seen a whirlwind of publicity celebrating its 50th Anniversary, and it looks like “Katie” is the next show to join in on the fun and feature the iconic soap and its beloved stars. Host Katie Couric and an audience filled with die-hard “GH” fans will be spending a full hour paying homage to the long-running drama, and several Port Charles residents are slated to participate! READ MORE
  • ‘General Hospital’ on ‘Katie'; Hughes and Thompson Seek $100,000 Prize on ‘Millionaire’ + Surprise Guests

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    As "General Hospital's" 50th anniversary celebration kicks into high gear this week with a very special episode airing Tuesday, April 2 (episode was originally scheduled to air on Monday, April 1 as the 50th anniversary celebratory episode), fans will have no chance of avoiding the cast of the series as they grace your TV screens in more ways than one. In addition to the upcoming Special Edition of "20/20" with Katie Couric," wherein ABC News will feature "General Hospital" in a "Real Soap Dish” episode airing Saturday, April 6 from 9:00 – 10:00 PM ET on ABC, the daytime... READ MORE
  • ‘General Hospital’ Cast Joins Executive Producer and Head Writer for Visit to NYSE to Ring The Opening Bell®

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    Earlier today "General Hospital" stars Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer), Genie Francis (Laura Spencer), Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin), Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake), Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall) and Finola Hughes (Anna Devanne) were joined by executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati as they rang The Opening Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange in honor of the shows 50th anniversary, airing today, April 1. READ MORE
  • ‘General Hospital’ Meets ‘The View’ and ‘The Chew’ on Anniversary Day

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    Today, April 1, ABC's "General Hospital" 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 "The View" for Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer) or "The Chew" for Genie Francis (Laura Spencer). READ MORE
  • FIRST LOOK: The Men and Women of the Nurses Ball

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    On Monday, April 1, ABC's "General Hospital" turns 50! In honor of the event, fans have been anticipating the return of one of the shows grandest events...the Nurses Ball. While things don't kick into high gear for the event until the Friday, April 5 episode, we at Soap Opera Network wanted to make sure you got a glimpse of some of your favorite actors before their characters start singing, dancing, and throwing punches. READ MORE
  • UPDATE: ’20/20′ Takes You Behind the Scenes of Port Charles as ‘GH’ Celebrates 50th Anniversary

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    As previously reported by Soap Opera Network, ABC News' "20/20" will be honoring the 50th anniversary of ABC's "General Hospital" on Saturday, April 6. Dubbed "'General Hospital' - The Real Soap Dish," Katie Couric will take viewers behind the scenes of the fictional town of Port Charles, NY. The hour-long special will include interviews with such "GH" stars as Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer), Genie Francis (Laura Spencer), Jack Wagner (Frisco Jones), Rick Springfield (Noah Drake), Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri) and many more. Fans will also get to hear from Frank Valentini, who has spearheaded the... READ MORE
  • Soap Opera Digest Celebrates 50 Years of ‘GH’ With Full Sized Special Collector’s Edition

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    As People Magazine gets ready to release its special collector's edition honoring 50 years of "General Hospital" on Tuesday, March 12, the editors of Soap Opera Digest have collaborated on their own special tribute issue for the ABC Daytime drama series. Going on sale on Monday, March 25, the full sized Digest issue will include "revealing interviews, backstage gossip, photos, memories and more!" READ MORE
  • ‘General Hospital’ People Magazine Cover in Honor of 50th Anniversary

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    The last time People Magazine offerred a collector's edition of a soap opera was in September 2011, when the mag celebrated the life and history of the then canceled "All My Children." This time the magazine is celebrating the continued life and history of "General Hospital" with a special 50th Anniversary collector's edition that finds Luke and Laura Spencer (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis), Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms), Sonny Corinthos and Brenda Barrett (Maurice Benard and Vanessa Marcil), Duke Lavery and Anna Devane (Ian Buchanan and Finola Highes), and Jagger Cates (Antonio Sabato Jr.) gracing the cover. READ MORE
  • Rachel Ames Returning to ‘GH’ for 50th Anniversary

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    On Today's "Katie," "General Hospital's" Genie Francis (Laura Spencer) revealed that Rachel Ames, who portrayed Nurse Audrey Hardy since the debut year of the soap (1963) through 2009 (with breaks in between), is returning just in time for the shows 50th anniversary. READ MORE