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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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aria

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.

rose
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rose

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

Satan
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Satan

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?

Su000
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Su000

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

Drake
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Drake

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.

Su000
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Su000

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.

Angela
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Angela

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

rose
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rose

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.

Jimh
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Jimh

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

rose
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rose

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.

Celia
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Celia

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… Read more »

Rodd
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Rodd

Good on them! This is excellent!

Linda Evans
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Linda Evans

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

Margherita
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Margherita

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.

Patricia McCarron
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Patricia McCarron

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.

rose
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rose

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… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

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.)

shilo0854
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shilo0854

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

Priscilla
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Priscilla

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!!

Su000
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Su000

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

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GH’s Wes Ramsey Makes Statement on Criticism, Social Media, and Professionalism

General Hospital’s Wes Ramsey, who portrays polarizing character, Peter August on the ABC daytime drama series, responded to a recent take on his role from cast mate, Tristan Rogers (Scorpio) when a video made its way through social media.

The video was from a Cameo appearance, where Rogers offered an assessment of the Peter August storyline and expressed that while he knows Ramsey is a strong actor, he felt he was “wrong for the character” being that Peter was the son of the evil Faison played by Anders Hove.

Rogers also came to the defense of Ramsey and shared: “Don’t be too hard on Wes Ramsey. He’s got himself into a horrible storyline, and the storyline is the fault of the show. What they’ve literally done is they’ve painted themselves into a corner, and they don’t know how to get out of it.”

Currently, Peter’s story is front and center on GH with his wedding to Maxie (Kirsten Storms), and the fallout from all of the character’s dirty deeds.

Now Ramsey took to his Instagram account to address what transpired and his thoughts on the perils of social media, professionalism and acting, expressing: “Actors are storytellers, shapeshifters, chameleons. We’re also in the business of cultivating trust bc that’s how the best work is brought to life. We have to trust our imaginations, our instincts. We have to trust our fellow actors, because without them, there’s no scene to play. In the collaborative efforts of bringing any show to life, we also have to trust our directors each day to steer the arch of our story (like a conductor with a symphony) & trust our writers who are tasked with composing the symphonies we play out. I came up in a world of classical theater, where trusting the play, text, story is essential to the tightrope balancing act of making magic.  You will never hear me critique (on any public platform) the people responsible for the creative opportunities I enjoy each day. Without the trust of my writers, directors, producers & fellow actors, it would be impossible to live out my dreams. My job (& my only job) is to bring fearlessness, playfulness & passionate conviction to what has been created for me. My aim is to stretch myself (beyond the limits of where I think my boundaries may lye) each time I’m entrusted with material that allows those boundaries to be tested.

 

Every actor must believe they are the right person for their part or they will never achieve their potential, let alone surpass it. I was raised a gentleman & have two wonderful parents to thank for that, however, my polite personality (while rendering me easy to get along with on set) should have little bearing on my caliber of performance nor my castability as a professional.  I am leery of the pitfalls of social media & believe there are advantages to maintaining some mystery (even as a public figure) but I will always defend & protect what I hold dear (my job & my career) when they are publicly challenged, especially by those closest to me, whom I love & respect. Please know I bear no ill will. As a society, we are all still learning the full ramifications of living in an internet dominated culture. To all my many fans out there who offer encouragement & support, I hear you & am grateful for you. I’m having a blast… 🙂. Onward we go.”

Share your thoughts on Wes’ statement on playing the role of Peter August and more via the comment section below.

 

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WATCH: Maurice Benard & Friends In ‘The Birthday Bash’ – The Movie

Now here’s a way to celebrate your birthday! Having lots of fun with your friends filming a project and making your directorial debut! That’s just what two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard (Sonny Corinthos, General Hospital) has done.

On his “State of Mind” You Tube Channel, Benard dropped the birthday video which includes many of his friends and family members.

Benard shared: “You’ve probably heard me say that this year I wanted to do something for the fans on my birthday. Well now the time has come to reveal my special project. It was fun to see a lot of my friends acting outside of the box and I want to thank each of them for being so willing to join me in this adventure no questions asked.”

Look for: Maurice Benard, Carlos Avila, Victoria Gotti, Ian Buchanan, Réal Andrews, Steve Burton, Majid Raees, Dominic Zamprogna, Kin Shriner, Joshua Benard, Paula Benard, Jeff Kober, Bryan Craig, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Jim Warren and Buddy the Goat to all make appearances.

Watch Maurice Benard & Friends in “The Birthday Bash” below.  Then let us know what you thought of it via the comment section.

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Maurice Benard’s Birthday Kicks-Off With GH Co-Stars, Colleagues and Friends Delivering Special Messages

Ahead of his previously announced special birthday project dropping on You Tube today at 3pm EST 12noon PST, General Hospital’s Maurice Benard (Sonny) got a morning birthday surprise put together by his wife, Paula.

In the viral video now circulating on Instagram and social media, many of Benard’s longtime pals, colleagues, co-stars and friends, taped some virtual messages for the two-time Daytime Emmy winner honoring on his big day.

Included in the celebration are notables such as: Vanessa Marcil (Ex-Brenda), Steve Burton (Jason), Laura Wright (Carly), Kelly Monaco (Sam), Stephen A. Smith (Brick), Max Gail (ex-Mike), Vernee Watson (Stella), Lisa LoCicero (Olivia), GH EP, Frank Valentini and many more.

Check out below.  And make sure to watch live Maurice’s “Bad Boy Stories” video in a few hours via the link notated above.

Now, post your birthday wishes to Maurice via the comment section here.

 

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