All the up to date info on 'General Hospital' from spoilers to casting news.

General Hospital

All the up to date info on 'General Hospital' from spoilers to casting news.

"General Hospital" is the longest-running American soap opera still in production. On April 1, 1963, the first episode of "General Hospital" aired. Since then, the fan base has grown continually, spanning through generations of families who watch.

Over the last 50 years, the soap has grown leaps and bounds. From the initial hospital stories to the well-developed story lines that mimic real life, the "General Hospital" writers have been important in bringing the fantasy town of Port Charles to life. Rape story lines, HIV battles, and the loss of children are just some of the topics the show has touched. Fans have been moved by the situations, many of them becoming connected to the fictional characters and cheering them on.

No one can forget Luke and Laura's wedding in 1981. It was one of the most-watched soap opera episodes ever. They were the "it" couple back then and now, there are new people to take their place three decades later. From Julian and Alexis (Julexis) to Sam and Jason (JaSam), there are power couples rocking Port Charles.

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