To stop ABC from canceling daytime drama General Hospital!
  • Petitioned Anne Sweeney

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Anne Sweeney

To stop ABC from canceling daytime drama General Hospital!

    1. Petition by

      Alysha Jweinat

      Cranston, RI

General Hospital is not just another television show, its part of our culture. I know this may seem a bit drastic but, I've been watching this show since I was a little girl. My mother introduced it to me, and she has been watching it since she was a teenager; as well as my aunts, cousins, ect.. This show has been around for 48 years, premiering on ABC April 1, 1963. It has even been credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest-running American soap opera currently in production and the third longest running drama in television in American history! It holds the record for most Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series, with 10 wins.

In 2003, TV Guide named General Hospital the 'Great Soap Opera of All Time. In 2007, the program was listed as one of Time magazine's "100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.". GH became the oldest American soap opera on September 17, 2010, when As the World Turns ended. On April 14, 2011, ABC announced the cancellation of both All My Children and One Life to Live, leaving General Hospital as the only soap opera airing on the network after January 2012.

I know some say all good thing must come to an end, but why should we have to end something when its still doing so much good. Ratings are up, there fan base is growing everyday, and why should we replace a show as monumental as General Hospital with more Katie Couric (no offense Katie). On day I want to be able to watch this show with my daughter, as my mother did with me, and have at least one common show of interest with her; as corny as that sounds! So please... sign my petition and let the legacy of daytime soaps live on.

 

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      Alysha Jweinat
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    • Dave Salvagni ST. JOHNSVILLE, NY
      • almost 3 years ago

      Keep General Hospital on the air!

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    • Tia Moyer OWOSSO, MI
      • almost 3 years ago

      Love GH

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      • almost 3 years ago

      I have been watching GH for most of my life I grew up watch it as did most of the world...It doesnt need to be replaced with another talk show we have too many already...

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    • Bridgette Randles LINCOLN PARK, MI
      • almost 3 years ago

      The soap operas have been on tv for yrs. why do you have to ruin things for people who have been faithful to these show. Just to put some crap in it's place. Who needs more reality shows? Leave the soaps alone. Just more people out of work by shhutting them down

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    • Nancy Laing PLAISTOW, NH
      • almost 3 years ago

      I do not want General Hospital to suffer the same fate as All My Children & One Life To Live. I have been a devoted fan for 30 years and if ABC cancels GH, I am done with that network as well as ABC Family for good. Give the viewers what they want...AMC, OLTL & GH!

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