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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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ABC’s Vicki Dummer & William Burton Among Executive Exits In Disney TV Cuts; Both Oversaw Aspects Of General Hospital

In a major reshuffling of the executive infrastructure at Disney/ABC, several lay-offs were handed-down including to longtime ABC executive Vicki Dummer who most recently was Head of Current Series Programming, ABC Entertainment,

In her position, Dummer oversaw the creative aspects from the network level for General Hospital.  Vicki had been with the company for over 24 years and was a noted longtime fan of the show in interviews she had given during her tenure.

 

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Back in September of 2018, William Burton was given the position of SVP and Head Of Daytime, Sports and Syndicated Development/Production for ABC Entertainment.  He had been in charge of the the business operations for General Hospital at a network level, while Dummer continued to handle the creative.  However today, Burton was also let-go.

The exits come as ABC and Hulu have consolidated original content under Craig Erwich, and 20th Television and Touchstone TV under Karey Burke.

The layoffs are believed to have effected 12 staff members mostly at the executive level.

Deadline broke the news and then updated their story later today.

Just who and what department in the new structuring will take over General Hospital remains to be seen.  We will keep you posted once any additional news or announcements are made.

So, what do you think of the exits of Vicki Dummer and William Burton? Comment below.

 

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Emme Rylan On Her Final GH Scenes: “Laying There Emotionless While My Amazing Costars Cried Over My Comatose Body Was One of the Hardest Acting Challenges EVER!”

If you watched Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, you witnessed an emotional and heartbreaking episode where friends, family, and loved ones had to say their goodbyes to Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan) before she is transferred to a long-term care facility to be looked after following her brain injuries and surgery which left her in a coma.

This was to mark the last scenes of Emme Rylan who has exited the series after being let-go.  In story, viewers watched as Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Maxie (Kirsten Storms), Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), Tracy (Jane Elliot) and a grief-stricken Laura (Genie Francis) sat by Lulu’s hospital bedside telling her they will be waiting for her to wake up, as the agonize over the gravity of the situation.

On Wednesday, Rylan took to social media to tell her fans how difficult it was for her to tape those scenes, when she expressed: “Laying there emotionless while my amazing costars cried over my comatose body was one of the hardest acting challenges EVER! They don’t exactly have you practice that in acting school (Thank u to everyone that noticed).”

In response former GH star Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan) who also went through a similar on-screen situation when his character was killed-off tweeted back to Em: “I 100% agree and understand, haha.”

The episode gave  Genie Francis a fantastic palette to play and reminded everyone why she is one of the greatest icons of the genre.

So, what did you think of Emme’s statement on trying to get through those difficult scenes as played by her co-stars?  Share your thoughts below.

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Daytime Emmys To Remain Virtual For Upcoming 2021 Ceremony

With an uncertain situation of when live events can get back to normal, or as they have been in the past prior to the coronavirus pandemic, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced today that it plans on keeping next year’s Daytime Emmys award show virtual, to allow for the 2022 awards cycle to stay on track.

In fact, all of NATAS’s award ceremonies including: the News and Documentary Emmys, Technology & Engineering Emmys and the Sports Emmys will also remain virtual next year.

The Daytime Emmys became the first major award show to air a virtual presentation that others followed back in late June of this year and aired on CBS.

In a statement, NATAS chairman and CEO Adam Sharp expressed on the organization’s decision:“The current timetables articulated by manufacturers project mass availability of vaccinations for the entire U.S. population by mid-summer 2021, potentially permitting a return to more traditional in-person ceremonies later in the fall. However, we have determined that delaying our 2021 events to possibly allow for a compressed calendar of in-person Emmy ceremonies late in the year would result in unacceptable delays to our awards cycle for 2022. Instead, we have decided to remain “virtual” in the format of our ceremonies for 2021 while relying on a substantially pre-COVID awards calendar. In so doing, we believe we will be best-positioned to return to a full, on-time, traditional schedule of in-person ceremonies in 2022.

The dates currently under consideration for the 48th annual Daytime Emmys which would be via two or three nights of presentations are: a combination of dates from Friday, June 25, Saturday, July 17 and/or Sunday, July 18.

For those entering the competition, the entry deadline is February, 17, 2021 with  the nominations not to come till May or June.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys going virtual again for 2021? Comment below.

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