GMA: Anthony Geary General Hospital
Anthony Geary, star of General Hospital, came by Good Morning America to talk about the 50th anniversary of General Hospital. Sam Champion said that when he was in college, they scheduled their classes around the show so they wouldn’t miss it. 30 million people watched Anthony Geary’s character Luke get married to Genie Francis’ Laura in 1981.
The couple was originally criticized by critics because of an early storyline where Luke assaulted Laura, and critics didn’t like a story where a victim fell in love with her attacker. And, honestly, having never watched the show, this little bit of trivia made me wonder how they even made that work in the story and why they even chose that storyline. It’s repulsive. But despite the early criticism, the writers turned it into a story of redemption and love that became very popular with fans and the couple got married and remained General Hospital’s supercouple even into the present day. Luke and Laura’s marriage was the most-watched hour in daytime television history.
GMA: Anthony Geary 50 Year Anniversary Special
Anthony Geary said that a lot of fan favorites are coming back to the show for special appearances, staring with the Nurses’ Ball on Friday, April 5 2013. He said that the Nurses’ Ball was something that they used to do yearly, but they stopped doing it for a while. On Friday, it’ll be a way to bring back a lot of characters the audience hasn’t seen in a long time.
General Hospital: What’s On the Other Side Of the Elevator?
Sam Champion asked Anthony Geary if anything was beyond the elevator on the set. Anthony Geary said that it was limbo and that no one ever dared go beyond the elevator there.
GMA: General Hospital Reunion
On April 5 2013 there will also be an all-star General Hospital reunion at 1 p.m. Finola Hughes and Jason Thompson are just a few of the many stars that will be on the reunion. They’ll answer fan questions live.