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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
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
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
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
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
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
Robert in Jersey City

no thanks.

CTwildheart
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.
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.
susan M.

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

Iakovos
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
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
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
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
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.
David J.

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

Taescharmed
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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Jessica Tuck Returns This Week To General Hospital

There will be a Cassandra Pierce sighting in Port Charles, which means one of the best actresses we know, Jessica Tuck, will be back on your screens this week on ABC’s General Hospital.

Tuck, who became soap-famous for her role as Megan on One Life to Live from 1988-1992 and then went on to primetime television roles returns to the canvas as the evil Cassandra, a role she debuted on GH back in 2017.  Viewers last saw her pop during Michael (Chad Duell) and Sasha’s (Sofia Matteson)vacation.

But this time look for Tuck to mix-it up with GH icon Genie Francis (Laura) in some major showdown scenes, when she holds the mayor and Curtis (Donnell Turner) at gunpoint on the Haunted Star.  Will these two be able to get the on-the-run villainess locked up for good? Don’t necessarily count on it.

Of course, a man who both Cassandra and Laura have an interest in bringing down, Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) plays heavy into the story. But will Cassandra do a double-cross of a double-cross? Who else may get a dose of something potentially lethal that she has been concocting?

Jessica told Soap Opera Digest that when she found out she would be working with Genie Francis; “I was like Woo-hoo! Hot diggity!  I mean, like many people, I have been a fan of hers forever and ever and ever.  It was fun to meet the person behind the character I’ve gotten to know.”

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So, excited to know Cassandra is back in Port Charles? What do you hope happens next for her, Laura, Curtis and Valentin? Comment below.

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Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall Talkers Debut With Strong Ratings; Hall On GH Friday

The newest talk shows in the daytime arena premiered on Monday and their initial ratings were quite strong. First up was the premiere of Grammy-winner, Kelly Clarkson and her new series The Kelly Clarkson Show.

According to Variety: the NBCUniversal new daytime series scored a 1.9 household metered market rating and a 6 share in the 56 metered markets. That is the highest debut for a new syndicated show since 2012.

Elsewhere, Disney’s Tamron Hall posted a 1.4 household rating and a 5 share, and with that Tamron scored the highest other debut other than Clarkson in the past five years.

Nashville was the most successful and predicted market for Clarkson, the show scored a 5.97 household rating on its premiere day which climbed 7% to a 6.41 on Tuesday.

Hall will be promoting her show with a cameo appearance on this Friday’s episode of General Hospital where she appears in scenes with Ingo Rademacher (Jax).

In a tweet Tamron also promised that on Friday’s episode of her talker she will talk about her “longgggggg #GH love and history.”

So, have you checked out the new Kelly Clarkson or Tamron Hall Shows? What do you think of them? Comment below.

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The General Hospital 16-Episode Collection: ‘All Sonny’s Children’ Debuts

General Hospital fans know that Sonny Corinthos  (Maurice Benard) has fathered a lot of children in Port Charles and then some, and there is even another Corinthos baby on the way.

Now, available on ABC.com and the ABC app (no sign in required) comes a new collection of past GH episodes entitled, ‘All Sonny’s Children’ featuring life-changing moments in the mobster’s life.  The collection is available for viewing today September 9th through December 1st.

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Included in the the 16-episode collection is: Sonny learning the truth about Dante, Michael’s devastating confession, Morgan’s heartbreaking struggles with mental health, Sonny’s unconditional love and support of daughter Kristina, as well as the hesitation and joy that comes with knowing a new baby is on the way.

So, check out the collection and let us know which episodes are your favorites? And, who is your favorite kid of Sonny’s of all-time? Weigh-in below.  But first watch the just released promo for the collection.

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