It’s Thanksgiving in Port Charles in 1980, and Laura Webber Baldwin can’t help thinking back to dancing with Luke Spencer on General Hospital.
General Hospital Thanksgiving
Laura (Genie Francis) was celebrating Thanksgiving with her mom, Lesley (Denise Alexander) and her stepfather, Rick (Chris Robinson) but her mind wandered to that magical moment where she was dancing with Luke (Anthony Geary) at Wyndham’s Department Store. But just as fun is seeing so many other past Port Charles favorites.
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General Hospital History
General Hospital made its debut on April 1, 1963 and is the second longest-running daytime soap opera in American history. The longest-running sudser is Guiding Light. While it’s not the longest-running sudser, GH is the longest-running soap opera currently on air.
The soap exploded into mainstream media in the early 1980s due to the show’s immense popularity. Daytime Emmy winners Genie Francis (Laura) and Anthony Geary (ex-Luke) appeared on the covers of Newsweek and People magazines. Created by Frank and Doris Hursley, the show is currently helmed by executive producer Frank Valentini and is head written by Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor. The Corinthos, Quartermaine, Baldwin, Collins, Jerome, and Ashford families drive stories today in the show’s fictional hamlet, Port Charles. .
Bringing the Drama
General Hospital has won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series a record 13 times — more than any other soap opera. The show is one of four remaining daytime dramas currently on the air. The other three are Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless (YR), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB).