October 26, 2007 - the one year anniversary of Genie Francis' first air date in her 2006 return. She spent 4 weeks giving an Emmy Winning performance that brought the entire cast of General Hospital to a better place in her short time back as Laura Spencer. For those few weeks, General Hospital had heart, soul, passion, love and compassion. In the wake of her departure and subsequent Emmy win, ABC could not even be bothered to give her a much deserved congratulations, nor return her on a permanent basis to the role she made hers, now 31 years ago. The role for which she and her acting partner, Anthony Geary, were inducted into the Soap Opera Hall of Fame 11 years ago. She and Tony changed the face of General Hospital 30 years ago and today that face has taken on a very dark and disastrous front. On this day, I propose an all out blackout for the upcoming sweeps beginning the week of October 29, 2007. This blackout is called in the name of Genie Francis, for the unbelievabley revolting way she has been treated over her 31 years on set and for the incredibley disgusting way she has been treated by ABC regarding a return to her home. It is also called in the name of the fans who grew up with General Hospital and have watched it disintegrate into the cesspool of today. No longer do we see family core values, romance, true love, truth, integrity, compassion, and basic family structure. General Hospital of today is centered around mass destruction, the darkness of the mob, criminal activity, one night stands, lies and lack of morals. It's time for us to take a stand and not allow this face of General Hospital to pollute our air waves any further. Their ratings are diving daily to new lows. We don't have to take part in the destruction of OUR General Hospital any longer. Don't give ABC the satisfaction of watching the filth they are giving us. Don't accept this cut-rate garbage when we know what General Hospital is capable of and has given us in the past. Bring them DOWN so they have to rebuild to OUR standards! BLACKOUT their Sweeps!