The longest-running TV soap opera currently in production reached a huge milestone Friday as the 14-thousandth "General Hospital" episode aired on ABC.
The daytime drama made its debut on April first of 1963 and is still being taped at the same Hollywood studios once known as the ABC Television Center. "G.H." is one of only four soaps left on network TV. The others are "The Young and the Restless," "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "Days of Our Lives."
For the record -- the longest-running cast member currently appearing on "General Hospital" is Leslie Charleson, who portrays Monica Quartermaine. "G.H." also made television ratings history when 30-million viewers tuned in to watch the Luke and Laura wedding in 1981.