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33 February 14th, 2013 General Hospital’s Genie Francis Talks 50th Anniversary and Luke & Laura On Today’s KATIE!

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On today’s episode of Katie Couric’s syndicated talk show Katie, the theme of the show was “Unforgettable Weddings” as part of Katie’s Valentine’s Day celebration!  Couric, along with Green Bay Packer great Donald Driver, took a stroll down memory lane at Luke and Laura’s classic General Hospital 1981 wedding, complete with clips and then brought out special guest, Genie Francis (Laura)!

Francis then talked about her return to General Hospital, if Laura and Luke stand a chance at rekindling their romance, delivered the news that Rachel Ames is returning for the shows 50th Anniversary, discussed her early years with GH, and how she later raised her family and two children.

All in all, it was wonderful to see Genie being a part of today’s episode! Watch it after the jump! Then let know your thoughts on Genie’s return so far? And, do you remember where you were when Luke and Laura wed in the highest rated episode of a soap opera?  Let us know!

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  1. JEFFERY says:

    I just want it to be longterm this time. This is the right team to write Laura the right way.

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    kelly irons replied

    Amen…tired of teasers for a decade. Also seems best believable time in Gh history to see a Scotty remarriage…yes I said it. Remember I did.

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    GHFan replied

    Oh really cause they done a bang up job with the other vets!!! We also have not seen her in 24 hours! Frisco and Maxie’s scene was bypassed and I am not holding my breath. So far I am really disappointed with writing so far. :(

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    GHFan replied

    Whoops make that 48 hours!!!

    Lia replied

    Sorry, but the current writing team, by far, is not doing well for this show. As for Laura and Luke, I hope Laura goes nowhere near him in terms of romance. I’d like to see Laura and Scotty reunited this time around. Their fans have waited over 30 years for him to get his wife back, and it’s time.

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    Ces replied

    totally agree. I don’t want Laura for just a little while, I want to see her a permanent fixture on the show!

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  2. Cheryl says:

    Seriously this is the best news I have received since my son was born and he is almost 19!!!!! lol

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  3. Alison says:

    Genie looks great! I’m so thrilled she’s back on GH.

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  4. louisa says:

    Thanks for posting! Genie looks so great.

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  5. jim says:

    I watched the wedding when it originally aired and i hope if Luke and Laura remarry someday, itll be at the same place and even Scotty will catch the bridal flowers again. Sometimes it can feel real good when history repeats itself.

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  6. ethel says:

    genie looks so awesome – love the hair color!

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  7. heidi says:

    Absolutely love Genie!!! So happy she is back! Stay as long as you want Genie!!!

    So happy to have Rachel Ames back!!!

    GH is must see TV!!!

    Wish we could get a least a two hour anniversary show or two hours each day for a week! Hope we get a lot of great flash backs with new story!

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  8. brendam says:

    It does seem like the writers have put the vets on the back burner. They are jumping all over the place and not finishing anything. The flow of the show seems to be off, and the vampire story line is just stupid. GH has always done cutting edge stuff but now they are just insulting our intelligence. I feel like the show has lost its way and with Jason gone its just not the same. They need to step up or GH will be the next show going off the air. I have loved and watched this soap for 25 years or more but I don’t know how much longer I will continue to do so. I miss the way GH was.

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    CHRIS replied

    I agree, what is with the vampire story line? They need to settle down and finish loose ends on story lines.

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  9. Bev says:

    I am thrilled Genie Francis is back!! Laura and Luke are the reason I’ve been watching GH for over 30 years, although the show isn’t the same without her. I hope she will be a regular for a long time to come!!!

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  10. jim says:

    What was Laura doing down at the wharf when she first arrived instead of going straight to see Lulu? Yeah, im gone away from my family for years so when i finally return im going to stop by the wharf to check out where all the bad things happen in town, and since its been some time since iv seen my family anyway, they can wait? Come on! She couldve seen Luke kiss Anna at her daughters bar. And like i asked b4 dont they have a park? So many are always hanging out at the park where some recent murders have happened. Why would Alexis and Sam allow Molly take baby Danny down there after all the bad things happened? I can see Alexis saying“Ok sweety, you can feed the ducks, but make sure you get the name of any murderer you see so momma can get some new clients to defend because thats all im good for in the storyline anyway?”

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    jim replied

    I meant to say wharf where i put hang out at the park.

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  11. mary says:

    ABC thinks soap fans will watch Katie?Glad she’s not on any of my locals and hope it stays that way.Hope all soap fans boycott Katie.Never know when they will find a replacement for GH.People need to remember ABC said they can train us to watch what they want.

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    Christine replied

    Or, if rumors are true, they can just put Katie Couric on GH in the near future and FORCE us to watch her.

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    mary replied

    Heard that she is suppose to have a guess spot on there in the near furture.Enough is enough.

  12. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Beautiful interview. Katie handled this with poise. It was a beautiful little segment. And for those who keep complaining about Katie Couric and her show, let’s think: you wouldn’t have had this without her. You love this clip, yet hate a show purely because of its timeslot. So maybe stop being so judgmental for no reason other than your shallowness.

    Hope in the show’s second season more GH stars come on, or soap stars in general.

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    mary replied

    You are kidding.They want GH gone to.This is all ABC wants mp scripted shows.Just talk,cooking and news.Anne Sweeney has made that clear.As for as being shallow.Go look at Katie.She shut Billy Bush down for asking her about her X young boyfriend and called it cheesy then turns around and does the same thing to JLo.Take about shallow.didn’t like her before this talk show.She wants her way but don’t play her games on her are she’ll walk off.

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    Christine replied

    I agree with mary.

    ABC has one more trick up their sleeve before they pull GH out from under us .. for good this time. GH will end up with Prospect Park and, thereby losing a loyal fan base that cannot access it.

    mary replied

    @Christine..So true all though we have internet millions more don’t.Its a known fact that more people who watch soap don’t have internet then the ones who do.And some of us ave satelite internet and just watching one half hour show can use up our usage for the month and shut us down until the next month.I didn’t know this when I got satelite internet but where I live its the only choice I have and wsn’t told I only have 10 gigs a month.Most people on cable internet have no limit.I cannot veiw shows threw my internet.If I want to pay 129.95 plus rental on box and taxes then I can watch a half hour show 4 days a week.Geez I cannot afford that.Now I have to wait and watch one soap and check my usage and see if I will have enough gigs to watch them.If I don’t then I won’t be able to veiw them online.So alot of us with internet may not be able to veiw them to.I didn’t know until they said they where coming online that I may not be able to watch them.I want them back on the Tv for all to veiw.I didn’t fight all this time for nothing.

  13. Kollene says:

    Any place but Katie. GAG me

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  14. susan M. says:

    I enjoyed watching the clip of Genie Francis on Katie. But I won’t be viewing Katie to see
    anymore of it. I don’t watch Katie plus it comes on the same time GH is on where I live.
    And I like her new hair color it looks so good on her. She looks GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. janet says:

    I saw it.Genie looked better on the Katie show than she did on GH.Welcome back genie. Luke needs to eat a lot of crow before she even talks to him. I can’t believe how the last writers and ep , ruined Luke .TG has a lot of say about Luke and he needs to be made to see that.
    I could watch Scottie with Laura also. That would kill Luke.
    I don’t watch katie because if she is to succesful they could give her another hour. Here she is on in GH’s time slot. Noe the Chew No way I would ever watch that or the Talk.

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  16. Christine says:

    Oh people, please do not get all excited about KATIE having GH actors on.

    I heard that Ms. Couric is going to be making her ACTING DEBUT on GH shortly. Do we really need that? It is just another pathetic attempt to gain eyeballs for her sad show.

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    LynandZoe replied

    GH on Katie could introduce GH to Katie viewers as well. Can’t this help both shows? “Any publicity could be good publicity”.

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    Christine replied

    I suppose BAD publicity is better than NO publicity. Still, I prefer my GH without these stupid stunts. I, for one, do not need Katie Couric on my show. I have nothing personal against the woman, but she gets enough air time already.

  17. Llanviewer717 says:

    Thanks for posting this. I never watch Katie and didn’t know about this interview. Genie looks terrific. I’m so glad they showed the photo of her family. I’ve never seen her children. And Jonathan looks great too.

    While I haven’t been a GH viewer in many years, I certainly will tune in during anniversary week. After all, I did watch the very first episode 50 (yes half a century) years ago.

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  18. Beacon says:

    Welcome HOME Genie! I never would have imagined so many illustrious GH stars would reassemble in time for the 50th anniversary. They all came home. Fin, Tristan, Ian, Jack, Genie, Jackie, Lynn. The only ones missing are Emma, Vanessa and Rena!

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  19. JOHN FERRIE says:

    IT IS THE BEST THING GH HAS DONE IN YEARS.I LOVE GENIE FRANCIS,SHE LOOKS SO BEAUTIFUL.LAURA IS THE MOST POPULAR FEMALE CHARACTER IN DAYTIME HISTORY.LAURA&LUKE HAVE HAD SO MANY FAMOUS FANS,STEVIE NICKS WHO SHARES A BIRTHDAY WITH GENIE,ELIZABETH TAYLOR WHO CAME ON THE SHOW.THERE WAS MILTON BERLE AND SAMMY DAVIS JR,WHO ALSO BOTH APPEARED ON THE SHOW.I BELIEVE WITH GENIE BACK,THE SHOW WILL RISE ONCE AGAIN!THIS TIME DO’T LET HER GET AWAY!SHE BRINGS SO MUCH HEART TO THAT SHOW.30 MILLION VIEWERS WERE CAPTIVATED BY LUKE&LAURA!THEY MADE US BELIEVE LOVE WILL CONCUR ALL!

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