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Katie Couric to host 'General Hospital' special

Anthony Geary appears backstage with the Best Actor in a Drama award he won for General Hospital, at the 39th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California on June 23, 2012. Geary, who has played beloved scoundrel Luke Spencer off and on for more than 30 years on GH, picked up his seventh Daytime Emmy at the ceremony, setting a record for an actor. UPI/Jim Ruymen
Anthony Geary appears backstage with the Best Actor in a Drama award he won for "General Hospital", at the 39th annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California on June 23, 2012. Geary, who has played beloved scoundrel Luke Spencer off and on for more than 30 years on "GH," picked up his seventh Daytime Emmy at the ceremony, setting a record for an actor. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

NEW YORK, March 21 (UPI) -- Tony Geary, Genie Francis, Jack Wagner and Rick Springfield are to appear on the U.S. television special, "General Hospital -- The Real Soap Dish," ABC said.

Katie Couric is to serve as host of the "20/20" program, scheduled to air April 6.

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"For 50 years, 'General Hospital' has entertained and amazed its viewers with unforgettable romance, action and cutting-edge story lines," ABC said in a news release Thursday. "To celebrate the pop icon's golden anniversary, Katie Couric and '20/20' travel to the fictional town of Port Charles [New York] to experience first-hand the passion, intrigue and adventure that has made the daytime soap the longest running scripted drama currently on television."

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