FIRST LOOK: 'General Hospital' Celebrates 50 Yrs


FIRST LOOK: 'General Hospital' Celebrates 50 Yrs

General Hospital will be celebrating its 50th anniversary next week, and we have an exclusive first look of one of the show's surprises.

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For the April 1 and April 2 episodes, ABC will air a special version of the opening credits, which features an astonishing composite of past opens from the classic soap.

Watch the clip for this astonishing walk through half a century of television history.

As a part of the anniversary celebration the show is also reprising the immensely popular Nurses Ball -- the fictional charity event complete with musical performances from the citizens of Port Charles -- dedicated to HIV/Aids awareness.

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General Hospital airs weekdays at 2 p.m. ET /1 p.m. PT/CT.