'General Hospital - The Real Soap Dish' a Special Edition of '20/20' to Air Saturday April 6 on ABC

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March 21st, 2013


via press release:




Exclusive VIP Ticket to Port Charles, Saturday, April 6



For 50 years, “General Hospital” has entertained and amazed its viewers with unforgettable romance, action and cutting-edge story lines. To celebrate the pop icon’s Golden Anniversary, Katie Couric and “20/20” travel to the fictional town of Port Charles to experience first-hand the passion, intrigue and adventure that has made the daytime soap the longest running scripted drama currently on television. The hour-long special will feature interviews with fan favorites including Tony Geary, Genie Francis, Maurice Benard, Jack Wagner, Rick Springfield and numerous other cast members, as well as Executive Producer Frank Valentini. “20/20” goes behind the scenes and to offer a visitor’s guide to Port Charles and its residents, and to show how love in the afternoon has changed dramatically.


The special will also look at how “General Hospital” has been the launching pad for many actors, including Demi Moore, John Stamos, Kristin Davis and Richard Simmons, as well as for chart-topping music hits, and how it has led the way in dealing with cultural topics like HIV, teen sex, working moms, birth control and breast cancer.


Anchored by Couric, “A SPECIAL EDITION OF 20/20 WITH KATIE COURIC: General Hospital – The Real Soap Dish” airs SATURDAY, APRIL 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.



  • Sean


  • jaydawg

    definately will tune in. GH is my fav soap of all time!

  • Bo

    so excited for this

  • cc

    You had me till Katie. Ugh. But for GH I’ll make an effort.

  • Jennifer

    I’ll definitely be watching.

  • Joie

    Screw GH. I won’t be watching.

  • grooven 36

    Yeah Katie ruined it for me but I’ll still tune in to support GH 50th.

    Don’t forget next weekend SoapNet will play a marathon of various episodes over the past 50 years so get your DVRs set for it.

  • moshane58

    Nope to late ABC.Watch Gh only.You should have done some of this for the other soaps, but you wanted to bury them and GH.Luckily you haven’t found a replacement yet or it wuld be gone to.We know its still just there because The Revolution and GAA flopped.

  • JoeHamm

    The continued presence of 20/20 on a Saturday is quite discomforting. Come on, ABC! Bring back airing theatrical features soon, regardless of the ratings.

  • jupiter3765

    the only reason general hospital is still on abc is becuase the revolution flopped GAA was just a filler it was never to be there peremetly

  • Jason

    Way to go Teschner for over 20 years of very talented & successful casting! Keep up the good work. Success is in the numbers my friend!

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