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General Hospital 

Families, friends, enemies and lovers experience life-changing events in the large upstate New York city of Port Charles, which has a busy hospital, upscale hotel, cozy diner and dangerous waterfront frequented by the criminal underworld.
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During the original show up through the 1970s, the show primarily covered Dr. Steve Hardy (John Beradino) and his friend, Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin). Late in the 1970s, the show was doing badly in the ratings, so a new executive producer, Gloria Monty, decided to move the show's focus away from the hospital and onto material more relevant to a younger audience than the stereotypical "bored housewife", thus bringing in Luke and Laura, (Anthony Geary and Genie Francis) and eventually having them marry in a stereotypical fantasy wedding that would not be matched until the real-life marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. Written by Paul Robinson

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| (1963-1976) | (1976-1977) | (1978-)

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Lucas Jones, despite only being a teenager, has been re-cast four times since being aged: Evan Bonifant (2002); CJ Thomason (2003 - 2004); Ryan Carnes (2004-2005); and Ben Hogestyn (2005-2006). The role will be re-casted for an 11th time upon the next actor hired for the role. See more »

Quotes

Faith Rosco: If the princess doesn't want to leave, we'll go without her. Enjoy the blaze!
Luke Spencer: Skye, you can't just sit here and wait for the - wait for the room to go up in flames.
Skye Quartermaine Jacks: Well, it hasn't reached us yet. And, look, we have water, you know, and I heard the fire engines down stairs. We should wait here until we get evacuated.
Luke Spencer: We've got to go up or down now.
Skye Quartermaine Jacks: No, I'm telling you, it is too risky!
Luke Spencer: If the explosions have caused the stairwells to be blocked, then they're going to be putting people on ...
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The best Soap in the History of Soaps
22 May 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I'm so tired of people saying that General Hospital is just a stale old soap opera. GH has been a staple of ABC's daytime lineup for 39 years. It's 3rd in the ratings and I think that ain't half bad considering it's age. The Alexis, Sonny, Carly triangle is a masterpiece destined to go down in GH's extremly long history. The actors and actresses who portray the characters on the show are fantastic and so are the writers. I get very upset when people say that it's a stale soap. So when GH tries to do something exciting and fun people say that it is not true soap storytelling. Just like the revival of the Cassidines (Helena, Stavros). I thought that that was a great storyline. In closing I would just like to say that General Hospital is on the track to taking back the ratings crown from The Young and the Restless. Your the greatest GH!!!!


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