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General Hospital RINGS In 50th Anniversary At New York Stock Exchange – Watch It!

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General Hospital had a very special honor  when ringing in their 50th anniversary this morning at 9:30AM EST!

That’s when GH executive producer Frank Valentini, head writer Ron Carlivati, and cast members of the ABC soap including: Anthony Geary, Genie Francis, Kin Shriner, Jason Thompson, Kelly Monaco and Finola Hughes visited the New York Stock Exchange and rang The Opening Bell to celebrate the 50th anniversary of iconic series!

For those who did not see the NYSE festivities and the celebration between GH colleagues signifying the ringing in of the big 5-0, check out the video after the jump! Then, let us know what you thought of the moment and GH getting this recognition?

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Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

cool.

Jeffrey Anderson
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Jeffrey Anderson

I say.. it’s made my day today when I read this 🙂

jimh
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jimh

Loved it…any recognition GH gets or 4 any soap is a good thing. Wonder if this will encourage anyone to buy stock on Disney? lol

10261991des
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10261991des

Awesome!!

ces
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ces

How awesome that the NYSE let GH be a part of this!

tarlyfan
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tarlyfan

whose that little boy standing next to TG?

Dimples02
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Dimples02

That’s Finola’s son.

Denise Pomeroy
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Denise Pomeroy

Thanks for airing the opening bell. I’ve been trying to find a link of it all day. Very special honor.

Carly
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Carly

Excellent!!

susan M.
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susan M.

I watched it this morning at 9:30 a.m. It was nice to see everyone! I thought they might
say something. It was very quick only seconds.

susan M.
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susan M.

They showed their faces and said it was GH’s 50th . If you didn’t keep watching you
would have missed it. It was a split second.

Linda
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Linda

Kudos to the NYSE for honoring GH!

Christy
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Christy

you tube has a longer video and the group has more airtime around the 3 min mark.

Maggie
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Maggie

Wow so cool ! Happy 50th GH and many, many more to come !

heidi
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heidi

Loved it!!! Way cool! Congratulations GH!!!

jay
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jay

OMG, actually got up much earlier. Jus to watch lol wow, amazing tribute lol to cnbc for this awesome broadcast.

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

I am proud to say I have watched all 50 of those wonderful years of drama, congrats General Hospital, Hope we get another 50 years, I will still keep watching.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

So cool and a well-deserved honor. Happy 50th Anniversary GH. Thanks for the memories. Here’s to 50 more!

Sara
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Sara

Hey I’m turning 50 in August, can I ring the bell?? Ha ha ha

Jeffrey Anderson
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Jeffrey Anderson

I did watch this one and it’s very amazing to have being part of the family to GH.
Happy Anniversary,GH!!!!

Margot
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Margot

That was awesome. Thanks for sharing.

richard
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richard

If GH keeps this up, which I hope they do, they are going to DETHRONE Y&R as Number 1 soap!!! Today’s episode, 4/2 was nothing short of amazing!!!! BRAVO Frank and Ron!!!!!!!

Sir Lord
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Sir Lord

Is their anything that the stock market, i.e., NYSE is not in complete command of on this Planet?

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GH’s Rebecca Herbst Thanks Fans for the Birthday Love

She is not often on social media, but when she does show up, it delights so many of her enduring fans. General Hospital’s Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), who yesterday celebrated her birthday on May 12th, took to Twitter to share warm ‘thank you’s’ to a few fan factions who sent her some lovely gifts in honor and support of their favorite soap star.

Herbst expressed: “Yesterday was such a beautiful day! THANK YOU for all your sweet Birthday messages! #Friz & #Liason showered me with the most gorgeous flowers, cakes & goodies. And #Friz donated $2500 to #SmileTrain.  I felt very loved. I’m so grateful for each & every one of you. …XO”

Of course, the Friz fans loved Liz with Franco (Roger Howarth) and the Liason fans are those who love Liz with Jason (Steve Burton).

Now with Roger Howarth returning to the show – in what is at this juncture still a mystery as who he will play – will Rebecca be paired with Roger in story again, or not this time?  Do you think Liz might end up romantically with Finn (Michael Easton), or is there still a chance that down the line Liz and Jason could get back together, or could Liz meet someone new? Only time will tell!

For now, Herbst was thankful for the money donated to the Smile Train charity and all the wonderful gifts and messages that came her way.

So, what did you think of Becky’s thank you message?  Who are you hoping Liz winds up with romantically in the future?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL Touches on Racial Profiling, Social Injustice and Bias In Key Scenes with Portia and Jordan

This week ABC’s General Hospital took the opportunity to write in to their scripts and story, the issue that has been so prevalent in our country now and for decades that of racial profiling, injustice, bias, gender equality and more rolled into scenes featuring: Brook Kerr (Portia), Briana Nicole Henry (Jordan), Sydney Mikala (Trina) and William Lipton (Cameron).

When Portia comes to the boxing gym for a workout and comes upon Jordan hitting the boxing bag hard over the the incident with Cameron in the hospital garage, it spurs a greater conversation.

Jordan tells Portia about the situation that arose with Cameron and a gun, and Portia says she heard about it.  Jordan knows if Cameron’s skin was a different color, she may not have been able to de-escalate the situation and talk her officers down, if she had not arrived on the scene in the nick of time.

This launches the two women into an important conversation on racial profiling, social injustice, white privilege and gender bias that they have found themselves dealing with in their professions (Portia is a doctor and Jordan the police commissioner) and their children’s lives.

Later in another scene, Trina reminds Cameron how they, along with Joss (Eden McCoy) were pulled over by a cop last summer when they were driving around the backroads.  She goes on to say when Cameron questioned why they were being stopped, it scared her.  She feels if Joss and Cam were not there, she would have likely been pulled out of the car and pinned to the ground by the cop.  Trina notes she put aside her fear and never said anything to them, because they would never understand.  Trina tells Cam he needs to realize how lucky he was the other night when nothing happened to him after his run in with police.

You can watch the conversation below in scenes with Briana Nicole Henry and Brooke Kerr.

Then let us know, did you like how GH wove this social message into the story?  Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart in the Cast of Disney Channel’s Super-Villains Pilot ‘Amy From Amarillo’

Casting news was recently announced for the Disney Channel’s upcoming half-hour live-action comedy pilot with a working title of Amy From Amarillo.

According to Deadline, while the series has named actress Isabella Pappas in the title role of Amy, none other than General Hospital star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) is also noted to be a part of the cast.

In story, the project follows a family of super-villains who must go on into hiding in Amarillo, Texas when they fall afoul of the League of Villains and are about to be liquidated.  Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.

Those joining Stuart and Pappas in the cast include: Hilda Spellman, Patricia Belcher, Kayden Muller-Janssen, Malachi Barton, Reed Horstmann and Lucy Davis will plays Amy’s mom, Eva aka Spark, a feisty supervillain who shoots electrical current out of her hands.

Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.  Stuart will be continuing his role on GH as per usual.

Furthermore, James took to Twitter this morning to clarify for inquiry GH fans who were concerned about the status the project might cause for his role on the ABC daytime drama series: “I am currently working on a Disney Channel comedy pilot. We film 15 minutes from the GH stage so, should the show get picked up for series, and while it would create scheduling headaches for some very cool people, I have no plans to hang up Valentin’s dancing shoes any time soon.”

So, intrigued by this pilot and what role James will have within it? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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