General Hospital

General Hospital

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 29. Chapters: History of General Hospital, Port Charles, Children of General Hospital, List of General Hospital cast members, List of General Hospital: Night Shift episodes, List of General Hospital crew, General Hospital: Twist of Fate. Excerpt: General Hospital (commonly abbreviated GH) is an American daytime television drama that is credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running American soap opera currently in production and the third longest running drama in television in American history after Guiding Light and As the World Turns. Concurrently, it is the world's second longest-running soap opera currently in production after British soap opera Coronation Street. General Hospital premiered on the ABC television network on April 1, 1963. Broadcast weekdays and currently repeated nightly on SOAPnet, it is the longest-running serial produced in Hollywood, and the longest-running entertainment program in ABC television history. The show was created by husband-and-wife soap writers Frank and Doris Hursley, who originally set it in a general hospital (hence the title) in an unnamed fictional city; this city was named Port Charles, New York in the 1970s. General Hospital was only the second soap to air on ABC (after the short-lived Road to Reality, which aired for several months during the 1960-61 season). Currently taped at The Prospect Studios, General Hospital originally aired for a half-hour. The series was expanded to 45 minutes on July 23, 1976, and then to a full hour on January 16, 1978. It holds the record for most Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series, with 10 wins. In 1964, a sister soap was created for General Hospital, The Young Marrieds. It ran for only two years, and was canceled due to low ratings in 1966. General Hospital also spawned a prime time spinoff with the same name in the ...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.


Title:General Hospital
Author: LLC Books
Publisher:General Books - 2010-08-20
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