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‘Dynasty’ Reunites To Fight Against Long Covid

The 1980s primetime soap was one of the biggest success stories in television history. Now the cast reunites in support of one of their stars and to raise money for long COVID research.


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The coronavirus doesn't care if you are a president or a prime Time TV star, the COVID-19 virus can have a devastating impact on your life.

Emma Samms, of the acclaimed series Dynasty, shares her experience surviving COVID and its devastating aftermath. She is now working to help raise money benefiting the North Bristol NHS Trust in partnership with University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, and the University of Bristol for their global research into Long COVID with 16 of her fellow former television castmates. Dynasty was one of the most popular shows in the world during the 1980s and had a cultural impact on fashion and style as an ideal of luxury, fashion, and melodrama. To enjoy more time with these stars and 14 others Dynasty cast members, visit to get all the information for Saturday's event.

As Samms describes her first-hand experience recording from Long COVID, Dr. Alba Azola walks us through some of the medical science behind Samms’s personal experience and what John Hopkins’s research into COVID-19 reveals to doctors.

Then, former co-stars Jack Coleman and Micheal Pread reminisce on some of the biggest moments of Dynasty and what it was like behind the scenes.


Emma Samms

  • Actress, played Holly Sutton on Dynasty

Jack Coleman

  • Actor, played Steven Carrington on Dynasty

Michael Praed

  • Actor, played Michael of Moldavia on Dynasty

Dr. Alba Azola

  • Co-director of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Post Acute Covid Team Clinic Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at John Hopkins
  • Neither Dr. Azola, Johns Hopkins, or Houston Public Media are affiliated with the Dynasty Reunion Fundraiser.


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