March 29, 2013 |
Fifty years ago, a gallon of gasoline sold for 29 cents, the Beatles were preparing the release of their first song in the U.S. and "The Beverly Hillbillies" loomed large as the No. 1 show on television. And ABC's "General Hospital" debuted on April 1, 1963. Monday marks the 50th anniversary of the show -- the longest running soap opera currently in production - after 12,776 original episodes. PHOTOS: 10 long-running soap operas A year ago, fans fretted that ABC would cancel "General Hospital" following the demise of the Walt Disney Co. network's two other signature soaps, "All My Children" and "One Life to Live.
November 27, 1994 |
Jockey COREY NAKATANI, who is on the verge of becoming one of the country's leading riders, and his wife, Michelle, have put their Monrovia home on the market. "They are looking for horse property, though they plan to keep their horses at the Flintridge Riding Club, and they want a larger house, probably in La Canada," said listing agent Jeannie Garr-Roddy, daughter of longtime horse-racing radio personality Bill Garr.
October 3, 1996 |
TELEVISION Fainting Spells: HBO clearly set out to affect viewers with its upcoming movie, "If These Walls Could Talk," a hard-hitting look at abortion in three eras, starring Demi Moore, Sissy Spacek and Cher. And if the movie's East and West Coast premieres are any indication, affect folks it will.
October 15, 1985 |
The following TV miniseries are scheduled for the 1985-86 season. October "Tender Is the Night"--Oct. 27, Nov. 5, 12, 19 and 26 on Showtime; six hours. Also Oct. 29, Nov. 9, 16, 23 and 30. Based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel about the romance between two American expatriates in 1920s Europe. Stars Peter Strauss, Mary Steenburgen, John Heard, Sean Young, Edward Asner and Piper Laurie. A Showtime/BBC co-production. November "North and South"--Nov. 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10 on ABC; 12 hours.
March 31, 1991 |
On Dec. 3, Gloria Monty returned, after a 4 1/2 year absence, as executive producer of "General Hospital," the ABC soap opera that she had propelled to daytime's No. 1 spot for most of the early 1980s.
July 6, 1992 |
In a recent story line on CBS' top-rated daytime soap, "The Young and the Restless," nurse Sheila Carter Granger suffered a miscarriage but faked a full-term pregnancy, then swapped the newborn child of her husband and his ex-wife with one she had bought, passing off the ex-wife's baby as her own. Now Sheila is carrying off an even more ambitious switch.
November 2, 1985 |
A black cop investigating the murder of two fellow officers by a black revolutionary group is the sort of dramatic premise that ought to send sparks flying. But "Badge of the Assassin," a new TV movie airing at 9 tonight on CBS (Channels 2 and 8), chooses to play it safe and winds up the sorrier. Maybe that's because the film is based on a book co-authored by Robert K.