On the seventh floor of a busy eastern United States hospital in 1963 were Dr. Steve Hardy and his friend, nurse Jessie Brewer.
Fast forward 50 years and the town of Port Charles continues to entertain fans.
ABC’s “General Hospital” celebrates a grand milestone today as the daytime drama turns 50.
While it’s no secret I’m a “Days of our Lives” fan, it’s important to note that as daytime dramas remain an easy target for cancellation, fans need to celebrate other shows’ major achievements.
Like “Days of our Lives” on NBC, “General Hospital” is ABC’s lone daytime drama, and just a few years ago was all but canceled as Disney execs chopped its counterparts “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” (both dramas have been re-born and are set to begin airing again later this month online and on TV).
Watch the first scenes of “General Hospital.”
Here’s to a long life ahead for “General Hospital” and daytime dramas!