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Luke and Laura (ABC)


"Guiding Light" was once known as the longest running soap opera in existence. After that, "As The World Turns," and then in 1963 came "General Hospital." Since the cancellation of the other two beloved soap operas, "General Hospital" is now known as the longest running American soap opera in production. The show celebrates 50 years April 1.

Monday February 24, 2014 marks "General Hospital's" 13,000 episode. During that episode we'll be viewing new twists and unexpected turns in a few of the current storylines so make sure you tune in. would love to hear from our readers. We're curious about when you started watching "General Hospital." Who got you hooked and who do you watch the show with now? Let us know - what are some of your favorite moments spent in Port Charles over the years?

"General Hospital" is sharing a wonderful video retrospective of some of the best moments on the show, from Aubrey and Steve's hospital romance to Tony and Bobbie's heartbreaking loss to Luke and Laura's high-stakes adventures. Take a peek.

Check out our throwback Thursday tribute to General Hospital's Spencer-Cassadine War and find out what Violette had to say about the Cassadines in last week's General Hospital Rundown.

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- Christine Fix