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General Hospital To Air Special Election Episode In Honor of the Passing of the 19th Amendment & Women’s Right To Vote

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On the Monday, November 2nd episode of General Hospital, just before election day here in the United States, the ABC daytime drama is airing a very special episode depicting and remembering the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.

The inspiring female cast will go back in time as Laura Wright takes on the role of Beatrice Eckert, a suffragist, who is more than ever, determined to get women to exercise their right to vote.

Key to the episode are Eden McCoy (Josslyn) and Sydney Miykala (Trina).  In the story, it marks Josslyn’s first time to be able to vote now that she has turned 18. At first, she isn’t very motivated to vote, but when she and Trina find themselves traveling back in time to 1920, things take a turn as Josslyn realizes just how important it is to exercise her right to have her voice heard and vote, as those women before her fought for their rights.

In the all female directed, written episode, also look for actresses: Maura West, Nancy Lee Grahn, Finola Hughes, Rebecca Herbst, Nicole Briana Henry, Brook Kerr, and more of the female cast to be on-screen.

The episode’s key messaging, “Voting isn’t just a right.. it’s a privilege.”   All that to say, remember, to get on vote come Tuesday.

Watch the promo below.

What do you think of GH producing and airing this special episode? Comment below.

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I think its great I’ve been waiting and hoping the show would do a female centric episode and how fitting to do one w/ women right to vote. loving it, GH continues to stand out among the other soaps. I wish iTunes/ABC would make episodes of GH available again for purchase. they stop all of a sudden with the sept 11,2020 episode and ever since have not make new episodes available, this sucks, I loved being able to purchase GH episodes.

I’ll be watching and save it. When GH puts resources, it’s actors and minds to special stories, no one does it better.

A worthwhile message … but given all the methods of early voting this year (because of the pandemic & other reasons) maybe they should have aired it some time earlier than the day before the election?

Goes to show-
better late than never is not always a good thing..

If a person had not intended to vote and they are inspired (reminded, moved etc..) by this episode to stand in line on Tuesday with PPE in tow, it is 100% worth it and not too late.

Could be but-
It is mainly Boomers that watch GH..
they most likely have mailed in their ballads..
Not many Boomers are standing in line 3-6 hour to voe during a pandemic on Nov 3rd.

I love that GH is doing this & applaud everyone involved!!

The passing of the right for women to vote might have been 100 yrs ago, but it is still a great reminder for everyone to continue to fight for their own right to vote. Especially when you see what’s happening this election year where there is voter suppression being waged which can make it more difficult to get to the polls or voting mailboxes. Then there’s even the even the threat of not counting legal votes.

I have an ancestor who was an advocate for women’s issues but sadly mom died years ago and i dont know which one..

JimL…Wouldn’t it be great if you could go back in time like Josslyn and Trina and meet your ancestor? Or maybe check Ancestry.Com.

Thank you for this GH. Thank you for airing such a momentous ( albeit the movement was considered extreme in 1888) and amazing period in our History.
Thank you, Susan B. Anthony. Thank you, Elizabeth C. Stanton. Thank you, Amelia Bloomer ( you also gave women the privilege of wearing underwear; the bloomers–LOL). Thank you, Elizabeth S. Miller. Thank you, Anne C. Mattison—and so many more—-Thank you, Suffragettes for standing up to the establishment by fighting for women’s rights—civil and otherwise. Thank you for speaking up for all women—-for declaring us as human beings with equal rights and not just as drudges at a man’s beck and call.
Woman Power!!

Good on them! This is excellent!

Loving today’s show!!!! Right on, GH!!!!!

This episode has a FANTASTIC MESSAGE and provides a lot of historical information about women gaining the right to vote.

Upstate New York was key – Seneca Falls Susan B Anthony, Cady Stanton, and many many many more.

1920-2020

Port Charles is based in Upstate NY. The Suffragists should be very proud of this episode.

Go and VOTE! Whatever way you choose, but exercise your RIGHT. I will be wearing white, purple, and gold all day tomorrow, though I’ve already voted.

Excellent special today! General Hospital is more then a soap opera. The writers and actors are making a difference to educate viewers. I enjoy this show.

I think the Women’s Right To Vote special was very well done. And such an important, hard fought issue that we shouldn’t forget as time passes. I liked using the time machine to get us into the past. Carly may really frustrate me but Laura Wright is great when she plays these other cameo roles like Beatrice or Luke’s mom. But I really liked that the story focused on Josslyn (Eden) and Trina (Sydney) as they learned from their ancestors, and that Dr. Portia (Brook) was there with her own challenges in becoming a woman doctor. Kudos to them and the writers as well.

The episode was written pretty well, outside of tying the idea of time travel into it. I kept expecting Al the hologram to pop out of a secret door in the middle of the scene to tell Joss & Trina what bad thing in history they were there to change.

(Yes, Quantum Leap reruns still air down here! It was a most unholy show.)

I really enjoyed this epi. It also was a nice change. Hope we don’t lose any more cast.

With all of the noise during this current election, bravo to GH for a wonderful episode. I had no idea it had been 100 years since women finally were able to vote. Great episode. Loved seeing all of the women actors!!

A 1st time;
GH had a 100% female episode.
All women, not one man..
That was awesome!

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GH’s Mark Teschner Tells Casting Stories of Johnny Wactor, Giovanni Mazza, Rebecca Herbst & Nicholas Chavez

This week during a very informative and insightful conversation, General Hospital’s 11-time Emmy-winning casting director and now a Daytime Emmy Silver Circle honoree, Mark Teschner spoke on finding the talent for specific roles on the ABC daytime drama series throughout his near three and half decades with the show.

During a livestream chat on the Michael Fairman Channel, Teschner recalled some of the behind the scenes casting stories that brought many beloved favorites to the GH family including the late Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando), the newly-arrived, Giovanni Mazza (Gio), longtime fan favorite, Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), and rising star, Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer) to name but a few.

When speaking with sadness over the loss of Wactor, who was shot and killed back on May 25th, and what he brought to the character of Brando, Teschner recalled, “With Johnny, what you see is what you get. You see the most kind decent, standup guy, and that’s innately who he is. So, that quality comes through in his work and with the character.”

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Mark explained, “Brando was a raw kind of hothead, troubled kind of character, and Johnny was able to go there. He had a real intensity that he was able to bring to the role, but at the same time, the character of Brando had to have this depth and this giant heart that he doesn’t necessarily reveal when you first see him. Well, Johnny had the biggest heart of anyone you’ll ever meet. So that essence was already there, and then his acting and his skill played the character. Johnny brought so much of who he was to the character, and there was something so authentic about him.”

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Giovanni Mazza recently debuted on GH as “Gio”, so what was his road to landing in Port Charles? Teschner shared, “I was casting a recurring role for a 15-year-old on the show, but when I’m doing the audition, sometimes I’ll open it up because we try to cast true to age, really within a year or so.  If you think about it, all the kids in our show are the exact age of the characters that they’re playing. Because if you have somebody that’s older playing younger, it sticks out because they’re not going to blend age-wise. But I did read a number of actors that were older just because they looked interesting. Gio’s audition came in. I was viewing this through self tapes, and there was just something about him. It wasn’t just that he was a great-looking kid, it was just there’s something very soulful about him and something very compelling, and he draws you in. ”

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Mark continued, “So with the group of the 15-year-olds that I sent to Frank Valeintini (EP, GH), I said, ‘Hey, I’m including this kid, Giovanni Mazza. I’m well aware he’s too old, but I just want you to see him.’

After having him come into audition, two weeks later, Frank called Mark and told him they were putting Gio under contract. Teschner added, “So, that was an example where it was his first week in LA, it was his first and ever audition. So we got  before anybody else.  I think he’s really gonna develop into, you know, quite a young actor.”

Becky Herbst has been beloved as Elizabeth for decades, and Teschner recounted her audition process and how she came to the role of Elizabeth. “She (originally) auditioned for the role of Sarah Webber. But the role of Elizabeth was created for Becky. While the character of Sarah did not last long, here we are with Becky 30 years later.”

Teschner cited Becky’s casting as a great example. “I always tell actors when they come into audition, you lay it out, you put it all out there, you bring everything you have to that role. You may not get the role, but if you do good work, you get remembered. And it’s so true.”

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Nicholas Chavez popped in the role of Spencer Cassadine before exiting the series. Teschner tells how Chavez came onto the GH casting radar. “Nicholas sent his self tape in from Florida and the rest is history. He had a meteoric impact on the show.” Mark added, “You always have an expectation and the hope that they’re (the actor) going to nail it and run with it. But sure, there are actors, you think, ‘They’re gonna be awesome,’ and then all of a sudden it goes to another level. With Nicholas Chavez, we knew he’d be amazing, but you know, who knew? Well, we did.”

Watch the full conversation with Mark Teschner below where he talks about even more of the casting stories behind some of your GH favorites, then and now.

What you think of the Teschner’s eye for talent casting the characters of General Hospital? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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(WATCH) 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Interviews

Last Friday night at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, many of the daytime drama series and performer winners took to the ‘Winners Walk’ to share their reactions on taking home the gold in their respective categories.

Speaking with Michael Fairman TV were: Outstanding Lead Actress winner, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless), Outstanding Lead Actor, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, The Bold and the Beautiful) along with friend and former B&B co-star, Alley Mills (ex-Pam, now Heather, GH), and his daughter McKenna, who attended the ceremonies with her dad.

In addition, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series, Robert Gossett (Marshall, General Hospital) stopped by to celebrate his win, as did Outstanding Supporting Actress, Courtney Hope (Sally, The Young and the Restless).

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General Hospital won both Outstanding Directing Team in a Daytime Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Daytime Drama Series, and both former co-head writers, Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten, spoke to us following their victories, as did the Directing team led by Robert Markham, Tina Keller and Allison Reames.

The Young and the Restless icon star, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) along with her husband, The Bold and the Beautiful’s producer Edward J. Scott were the recipients of the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award honors, and spoke on what it was like to take the stage and deliver their acceptance speeches after the moving tribute from many of their colleagues.

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Make sure to check out our red carpet interviews from soap’s biggest night and all the winners conversations via You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Now, watch our 2024 Daytime Emmy winners interviews below.  Then, let us know who you were most happy to see taking home an Emmy for their work via the comment section.

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Bryan Craig Teases ‘Who Could It Be’ in Response to General Hospital’s Returning Mystery Man

Since General Hospital’s executive producer, Frank Valentini dropped a major bombshell of what’s to come on the long-running daytime drama at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the guessing games have begun of just what former GH actor is returning to the cast this summer.

Speaking with ABC’s On The Red Carpet, as previously reported, Valentini shared, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.”

That has led to major online speculation that it could be anyone from: Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky), Greg Vaughn (ex-Lucky), Ted King (ex-Lorenzo Alcazar), Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer), and Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan) among others, that might be the gentlemen being referenced.

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On Wednesday, responding to a post on the subject from Soap Opera Digest, Bryan Craig commented, “Who could it be ….”  Now, clearly he can just be having some fun with the situation to throw fans off-track, or he might be giving us a tease of what’s to come.

Before exiting GH, the actor won two Daytime Emmys for his performances as Morgan Corinthos in 2016 and 2017.  Craig appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared most recently in Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel, plus several independent films.

The character of Morgan was killed-off the show when Olivia Jerome set a bomb that exploded in the car that Morgan got into, but was meant to kill Olivia’s brother Julian Jerome. Morgan’s death caused a huge split in the relationship of Carly and Sonny.

So, do you think Bryan Craig is just having fun with the audience, or do you think it’s possible he is the big return Frank Valentini is talking about? Comment below.

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