On April 6, at the end of ABC’s daytime drama General Hospital 50th anniversary week, Katie Couric will anchor an hourlong 20/20 special that goes inside the fictional town of Port Charles to look at what has made the soap the longest-running scripted drama currently on television.
Called “General Hospital — The Real Soap Dish,” the special features interviews with General Hospital fan favorites including Anthony Geary, Genie Francis, Maurice Benard, Jack Wagner, Rick Springfield and others, as well as executive producer Frank Valentini. 20/20 goes behind the scenes to offer a visitor’s guide to Port Charles and its residents.
The 20/20 special will also look at how General Hospital has been the launching pad for many actors, including Demi Moore, John Stamos, Kristin Davis and Richard Simmons, as well as for some chart-topping music hits, and how it has led the way in dealing with societal topics like HIV, teen sex, working moms, birth control and breast cancer.
A Special Edition of 20/20 With Katie Couric: “General Hospital — The Real Soap Dish” premieres April 6 at 9pm ET on ABC.
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