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22 March 28th, 2013 ABC’s 20/20 Special: General Hospital – The Real Soap Dish Photos Released!

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The celebration is on soap fans!  We are merely days away from the soap milestone of 2013 when General Hospital celebrates an astounding 50 years on daytime television! Surviving all the twists and turns in front of the camera, and all the backstage shifts and shake-ups through the decades, behind the camera,  20/20 will air a full hour dedicated to the soap.

Anchored by talk show host, Katie Couric, she visits the set of the ABC soap, dons a stethoscope and a lab coat, and sits down with Maurice Benard, Sean Kanan, Frank Valentini, and many others including:  Tony Geary, Genie Francis, Maurice Benard, Jack Wagner, and Rick Springfield!

ABC 20/20 released some first look photos for the television event which happens a week from this Saturday on April 6th at 9PMEST and we posted just a few!

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More about the episode from the official press release:  “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 opera the longest running scripted drama currently on television. . 20/20goes  behind-the-scenes and offers a visitor’s guide to Port Charles and its residents, and show how love in the afternoon has changed dramatically.

So what interview of Couric’s during the GH 20/20  special are you looking forward to seeing the most?  Let us know!

 

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  1. Aria says:

    I can’t wait!

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  2. jim says:

    All of the interviews of course…

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  3. susan M. says:

    It airs on ABC right??????????/

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    PAUL W. replied

    Of course it airs on ABC, where else did you think it would be?????

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    susan M. replied

    Just making sure that’s all !!!!!!!!!!

  4. susan M. says:

    Saw Dante on the lifetime channel today on Free movies on demand. He only had a very
    small part and it was called : A Valentine Carol (2007)…

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    jim replied

    Im certain he doesnt like to think any of his parts are small! lol

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    Christy replied

    I saw him a few years back on Stargate SG1 and ever since I always see him in that outfit and makeup! ha!

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  5. Mark says:

    Why only an hour (44 minutes after commercials)? This show should be TWO hours.

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  6. Janice says:

    I’m just sorry they decided to use Katie to do the interview. Not a fan. But I’ll watch ’cause I’m loyal to GH

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  7. MK says:

    leave it to katie, to take credit for saving gh from cancellation. she told abc to cancel revolution and move gh before her. poetice justce?

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  8. charlotte says:

    i hear that Thao Penghis will be returning after 30 years to reprise his role as Victor Cassadine. its great to see the WSB to be mentioned again. hopefuly Tristan Rogers returns again.

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    Jake R. replied

    Hi Charlotte-where did you hear/read that about Thaao Penghlis? I scour all these soap blogs and haven’t seen that tidbit.

    I contacted the head writer Ron Carlivati via Facebook (he never replied lol) a YEAR ago telling him they should bring Victor Cassadine back. Everyone thinks the three original Cassadine brothers are dead but only Tony and Mikkos were frozen to death;Victor was arrested by the WSB and sent to prison.

    And I agree, it IS nice hearing them mention the WSB again. For awhile there was always references to “agency work” and “spy stuff” but no one ever said WSB or World Security Bureau. I was starting to think Prospect Park bought the rights to that name too! Joking :)

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    charlotte replied

    it was something i found on google. i’ll look for it later. Victor was presumed dead in prison. i always had a theary that he stroked a deal with the WSB to go work for them under cover and only robert scorpio knew about it. which could start something between Robert and Luke. Victor could be looking to take hellana down. that would be fun to see sister and brother in law at each other. he might be the only one able to stop hellana once and for all. who knows. we’ll see i will get that google page to you. thanks for reply

    Jake R. replied

    Hi Charlotte-Interesting theory you have about the WSB. I don’t recall anyone on the show ever mentioning Victor having died in prison though. I was watching the SoapNet Marathon all weekend and during Luke & Laura’s wedding episode, Elizabeth Taylor (the original Helena Cassadine) had a butler-type who was making calls to and taking calls from “Mr. Victor.” I guess he had access to a telephone in prison back before cell phones lol! I just think it would be really cool to bring Thaoo Penghlis back, even though not many of us will even remember/know who he was/is!

  9. Nancy says:

    I am happy about the 20/20 episode but Katie makes me gag!! Thay should have gotten Ellen to do it!

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  10. 10261991des says:

    Can’t wait! Jt DVR’d it lol!

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  11. Melissa says:

    I’m so looking forward to it.I have been
    Watching GH since I was 10yrs old and
    Luke and Laura were on the run.
    GH while just a show has been a huge
    part of my life through good times
    and bad.So upset when ABC cancelled
    OLTL & AMC.If Gh ever goes I will
    Never watch abc again.
    Wish Katie wasn’t doing it but I
    Wouldn’t miss it for anything.
    Bravo for the new writers for bringing
    back Laura.Such an important part of
    GH history.Also, happy to see so many
    familiar faces.Steve Burton picked a bad
    Time to leave!!

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  12. ricardo says:

    katie couric needs to go away. i do not trust abc. they should pick up general hospital for at least 3 years. abc gives general hospital 1 year renewals. i have a bad feeling abc will cancel general hospital next year. i hope that i am wrong. katie couric is so annoying and boring.

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  13. Sharon B. says:

    I really like GH having Anna, Laura, Scotty, & Bobbie back. Hope they bring back Robert and Holly also. Happy 50 Year Anniversary to GH. I watched it with my Grandma when I was 3 years old. That makes me a very long time viewer.

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  14. Mysty says:

    Yea, this is all nice but where is Tristan Rogers? He was lead on GH for years, I would have thought they would have included him in the 50th festivities since he was just there a few months back. His being excluded from this 50th is just wrong and they know it.

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  15. Ann says:

    Why is Katie on GH ? It’s not about Katie

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