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    In our 'General Hospital' News Room, Soaps.com keeps you up-to-date with the latest Soap Opera news on the net. We also feature interviews with the soap stars, as well as local appearances by the actors and actresses.

    General Hospital Celebrates 13,000 Episodes.

    Thursday, February 20 2014


    Luke and Laura (ABC)
    Milestone.

    "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. Soaps.com 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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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by jubilant at Thursday, February 20 2014 12:58 PM

    Huge fan of Frisco & Felicia. Was an instant fan of Natalia Livingston's Emily, I am not liking the Brit & Nik relationship at all (still holding out hope for Emily's return). Sam McCall adventures held some interest, but she's all back burner story lines these days.

    Posted by flec at Thursday, February 20 2014 02:51 PM

    Hate the Robin story line! Elizabeth always looks like she's nauseous! Nicholas Please don't go back to her after Britt breaks his heart! Find someone worthy of you!
    Great emotion Tyler!

    Posted by donholley77 at Thursday, February 20 2014 04:00 PM

    I started watching 35yrs. Ago when Leslie took the wrap for killing David Hamilton. When I saw Genie Francis as Laura, I was hooked! All these yrs. Later r the show still has the most unique & memorable characters. In daytime!

    Posted by General Hospital Lover at Thursday, February 20 2014 06:04 PM

    Bring Genie Francis back..

    Posted by nancy marie at Friday, February 21 2014 08:17 AM

    I second the motion: Bring Genie back!

    And let's go with the story this time of Luke having some memory problems--thinking he is still married to Laura--what a great s/l that would be! What perfect symmetry! Laura helping Luke get his memory back--and all the old feelings he still has for Laura. PLEASE writers and TPTB--can't you see the fans are hankering for this? We've never forgotten the greatest love story of soaps--Luke and Laura!

    Posted by Granny to many at Saturday, February 22 2014 11:01 AM

    I can't really remember a time in my life when General Hospital wasn't a part of it!!!! Except when I was growing up and going tto school.
    Let me explain this...... I was born April11,1963. This is 19days after if premired on ABC. My mother watched it at that time.

    Posted by Granny to many at Saturday, February 22 2014 12:00 PM

    I couldn't wait to get home from school to ask what happend, And of course watching it ib the summer time was a must.
    I have seen so many good stories over the years. My favori
    te is Luke and Laura.
    I remember when GH went from 30 minutes to 45 minutes to one hour!
    Just want to thank everyone who has been associated with General Hospital all of these years for making it interesting enough for all us fans tune in 5 days a week to watch!!!!

    Posted by Granny to many at Saturday, February 22 2014 12:01 PM

    I meant that GH came on 10 days before I was born.

    Posted by Trueheart 6 at Sunday, February 23 2014 08:54 PM

    I was born at the original General Hospital the one they show in the old beginning so I feel a connection. I started watching when I was a little girl because my mom watched faithfully everyday as did my older sisters. I remember racing home from school early to watch Luke and Laura's wedding. I remember crying when Tony said goodbye to B.J. And I remember crying when Robin said goodbye to Stone. My most recent tears shared was when Jake died as well. GH has been a part of my life for so long I feel like these people were like family or old friends. I shared in their happy as well as sad times.

    Posted by grandmanean at Tuesday, February 25 2014 02:50 AM

    What I miss most about my 50 years of viewership, is that ABC used to actually give a damn about this show !

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