Catch-up with 2 'General Hospital' stars as iconic ABC show celebrates 60th anniversary

ByReggie Aqui OTRC logo
Monday, April 3, 2023
Interview with 'General Hospital' stars as show celebrates 60 years
ABC's Emmy-winning "General Hospital" is marking a major milestone celebrating 60 years on the air.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hey, Port Charles fans! As you (likely) know, ABC's "General Hospital" is marking a major milestone!

The show is celebrating 60 years on the air.

It's both the longest-running scripted drama and the longest-running American soap opera currently in production.

On Wednesday, ABC7 Mornings anchor Reggie Aqui spoke to two stars of the show as it will officially celebrate its 60th anniversary.

The soap, set in the fictional town of Port Charles, premiered on April 1, 1963.

VIDEO: A look back at 60 years of ABC's 'General Hospital'

Eyewitness News Reporter Sandy Kenyon takes a look back at 60 years of 'General Hospital,' including a cameo from a very familiar face.

The show has covered everything from love, marriage, murder, heartbreak, social issues including alcoholism, rape, cancer and Alzheimer's.

The show is also known for its famous 1981 wedding of Luke and Laura, played by Anthony Geary and Genie Francis. More than 30 million people watched as they tied the knot, according to ABC News.

Aqui spoke to Daytime Emmy Winner Laura Wright, who plays Carly Corinthos, and Josh Swickard, who plays Harrison Chase, about how the show will celebrate six decades of the legendary soap opera.

Don't forget, this week is the annual "General Hospital" Nurses Ball.

VIDEO: ABC's 'General Hospital' pays tribute to beloved actress Sonya Eddy

'She had a big spirit and light around her.' Stars of ABC daytime drama 'General Hospital' honor the memory of their late colleague Sonya Eddy ahead of special tribute episode.

Check local listings on when to watch "General Hospital" on ABC.

You can watch the video in the media player above