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KATIE Preview: GH Stars Talk Tackling Tough Social and Medical Storylines!

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The celebration continues all this week for General Hospital with special episodes and appearances in honor of  their 50th anniversary milestone.

Make sure to tune-in on Thursday afternoon, April 4th for a special episode of the syndicated talker, KATIE when host Katie Couric, devotes the entire episode to General Hospital. (Check local listings for times in your area)

GH stars slated to appear in the episode with Katie include: Anthony Geary (Luke Spencer), Genie Francis (Laura Spencer), Kin Shriner (Scott Baldwin), Finola Hughes (Anna Devane), Kelly Monaco (Sam McCall), plus  a special performance by Rick Springfield (Noah Drake)!

Four members of the General Hospital cast will also be featured in a compelling segment …  Leslie Charleson (Monica Quartermaine), Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber), Sean Blakemore (Shawn Butler) and John J. York (Mac).  The stars will reveal their thoughts on tackling pressing social and medical issues that their on-screen characters faced during the historic run of GH.   Leslie talks about Monica’s breast cancer, Rebecca talks about Liz’s rape storyline, Sean talk about Shawn’s PTSD, and John fights back the tears when discussing Stone dying of AIDS.

Check out a preview of the heart-tugging clip package, when the cast discusses playing some of the most difficult and important storylines in the history of their characters, and the history of GH!  Then, let us know which social or medical storyline on GH affected and touched you the most?

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Mary Fergen
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Mary Fergen

Oh, I wish this was on another show , rather than Katie’s! Sorry, don’t like her and don’t watch her. I am glad of all the attention and promotion that GH is getting, but it also makes me sad when I think of how AMC and OLTL deserve to still be on broadcast TV and have their celebrations too!

Llanviewer717
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Llanviewer717

Congratulations GH for 50 amazing years of incredible entertainment. I’m sure Emily McLaughlin and John Beradino are smiling down from heaven. Thank you and God bless all of you.

su0000
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su0000

The world just would not be right without the social or medical storyline to make people aware of tragedy and triumphs in life that can go unnoticed around them..
There never will be media as a soap opera/drama serial’s to enlighten people and yet entertain everyday ..

God save the soaps.. !!!

Joanne
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Joanne

Only the stellar cast of GH could make me endure two hours of Katie Couric this week. I really will do anything for them.

jimh
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jimh

Im all for publicity but it still seems a bit strange see gh stars on the show that almost replaced it but since i am a forgiving person and so many of my favorites are appearing, ill take a peek. But it still seems like Katie is taking advantage of ghs hoopla as publicity for her own show but if it helps gh im ok with it.

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

no thanks.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I don’t watch Katie, but I am a LONG time viewer of GH. Thanks for this, I will have to find a clip of this on You Tube! 🙂

susan M.
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susan M.

Katie”s special on Thurs. comes on the same time GH comes on at 2:00pm. As much as I am NOT a fan of Katie, I will record the show on my other t.v. ONLY this one time because of GH And thier 50th anniversary . And the whole show is dedicated to GH? Monica’s medical issue hit close to home for me because my Mom had that illness & the second time it happened was the worst,my Mom is no longer with me since 1985…

susan M.
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susan M.

Monica looks like her old self in this video. Which she doesn’t now.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I am glad to see there is attention paid to the medical and social storylines GENERAL HOSPITAL has presented so well through the years. The mob has long been part of Port Charles society but there was a period where the mob overshadowed the romance, advsnture, and hospital setting that is core to the series. I have greatly enjoyed the renaissance of the last 18 months and have faith the soap opera we love is back and will stay.

Cathy Fink
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Cathy Fink

The social media storylines that affected me the most was when Stone died of Aids. I have such compassion for people suffering with HIV/AIDS. I was able to see a part of the AIDS memorial quilt many years ago, It was brought to my place of employment when it was world aids day. The other social media storyline was when Maxie got BJ’s heart,,,I cried so much during both strorylines. Great writing GH.

TS1
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TS1

Of all people to have interview GH . I think Wendy Williams would have been a great choice since she has appeared many times on OLTL. I don’t like Katie and any shows she does, but in order to see the GH episode I’ll watch. ABC/Disney always pushes this women down our throats.

10261991des
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10261991des

I’ll watch her because of the 50th…The storie lines of Stone and Robin,Elizabeth, Monica,Maxie and Bj..Those will always stick in my mind.G.H has been a part of my life since 1980 I just Truely love it <3 And I'm so happy they have gotten new writter's,this too will save the show!

Linda
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Linda

I have watched GH for most of it’s 50 years and commend GH for tackling social/medical issues. However I can’t watch KC. After all she demanded ABC give her GH’s time slot and is just using GH for her own ratings.

David J.
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David J.

I’m surprised they did not interview Jacklyn Zeman about BJ’s Death.

Taescharmed
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Taescharmed

They may interview Jackie. This was just a small portion. I am not the biggest Katie fan. But I love these people and I will watch them on anything.

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OLTL Favorite Susan Batten to Guest-Star on General Hospital

A very familiar face to the town of Llanview and the beloved One Life to Live, will be appearing on your screens this week on General Hospital.

Susan Batten (Ex-Luna Moody, OLTL) will make a few guest appearances in scenes with Sasha played by Sofia Mattsson.

According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstand now, Batten will play the role of home shopping-star Flora Gardens!

Batten former boss, Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) called Susan and said about the role: , “Okay, there’s this character named Flora Gardens.”  To which Susan responded, “Does she have teeth?”   After the two shared a laugh, Susan said “yes’ to the role.

OLTL fans will remember Luna’s torrid relationship with Max Holden (James DePaiva).

The actress/writer/producer reported that she was a ‘still very nervous’ acting on soap again (she last appeared on One Life in 2012), but said once she got into the rhythm of the shooting and delivering the lines it was all good.

So, looking forward to seeing Susan on GH? Comment below. But first, take a moment to stroll down memory lane in this clip from OLTL, when Max proposes to Luna.

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49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Circle (Photos)

Friday night at the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the night’s big winners in daytime drama, talk shows and more, shared their first moments of their victories in the press room where they were greeted by the paparazzi, journalists and electronic media outlets from around the country.

Getting their first snaps with Emmy gold were General Hospital winners: Frank Valentini (Drama Series), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Younger Performer), Jeff Kober (Supporting Actor), Kelly Thiebaud (Supporting Actress) along with Allison Reames Smith and Phideaux Xavier (Directing Drama Series).

Days of our Lives was represented with a win for Ron Carlivati and his writing team, while The Bold and the Beautiful long-running cast member, John McCook finally received the Lead Actor top prize, while The Young and the Restless’ Mishael Morgan made Daytime Emmy-history taking home the gold in the Lead Actress category.  Talk show host, Tamron Hall celebrated her win as well.

Take a look at some of those moments in our ‘Winners Circle’ Photo gallery below.

Now, let us know, which of these winners were you most happy to see receive a gold statuette? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

Photos: JPI

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49th Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Arrivals (Photos)

The 49th Annual Daytime Emmys were held on Friday night and for the first time since 2019 and the coronavirus pandemic, the event was live and the red carpet was back in full swing.

Many of your favorites from Days of our Lives, General Hospital, The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful showed their glam side and celebrated being part of the genre with their own fashion statements.  In addition, many notables from daytime talk shows, game shows and more were on-hand and also walked the carpet.

After the arrivals, the nominated guests, cast members, and colleagues went inside to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for the presentation of the awards which were live on CBS and streamed on Paramount+. (Find out who won here)

Now below, check out some of the red carpet arrivals from daytime’s biggest night of the year.

Then, let us know, who do you think was the Best Dressed? Who looked most dashing? Which couple complimented each others look, well?  Share your picks and thoughts via the comment section.

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