GENERAL HOSPITAL 55th Anniversary Special Themed Episode To Air Tomorrow
ABC Television Network's Emmy award winning daytime drama, "General Hospital" will celebrate its 55th anniversary on Sunday, April 1. A special celebratory anniversary themed episode will air tomorrow, Friday, March 30.
"General Hospital," is both the longest running scripted drama, and the longest running American soap opera currently in production. One of four remaining daytime dramas, "General Hospital," holds the record for the most Outstanding Daytime Drama award wins, taking home the prestigious Emmy Award a record 13 times; and leads with 26 nominations going into this year's ceremony.
Praised by numerous national organizations for elevating public awareness of important health and social issues, including sexual responsibility, HIV/AIDS-related storylines, tolerance and understanding for gay, lesbian and transgender people, bipolar disorder, accurate portrayals of tobacco, drug and alcohol addiction, breast cancer awareness, sexual child abuse and organ donation, the show has truly made a mark during the five decades plus that it has been on the air, and paved the way for primetime series such as "Grey's Anatomy" and "The Good Doctor."