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Soap Nation Live! With Michael Fairman Daytime Emmy Nominations Special!

If you missed this week’s Wednesday night’s broadcast of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman‘s fifth annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations special, you can listen to the replay of the episode right here!

After the nominees were announced for the 45th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards earlier in the day on The Talk, several of the nominated daytime drama performers celebrated and participated in this two-hour plus lively and entertaining kick-off to the Daytime Emmy season via the live-streamed radio broadcast.

Joining Michael in-studio for the third year in a row were his very special co-hosts: Daytime Emmy winner and Lead Actress nominee, Laura Wright (Carly Corinthos, General Hospital) and NATAS’ SR VP Daytime Emmy Awards, David Michaels.

During the broadcast Michael, Laura, and David chatted with many of our favorite soap stars, and heard their reactions to the news that they are going for gold on April 29th. In additions, listeners gleaned some insight into what the actors chose for their Emmy submissions, learned many backstage tidbits, and much more.

Emmy-nominated call-in guests included: Outstanding Lead Actress nominees: Maura West (Ava, GH), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GH), Eileen Davidson (Ashley, Y&R) and Marci Miller (Abigail, DAYS), Outstanding Lead Actor nominees: Michael Easton (Finn, GH), and John McCook (Eric, B&B), Outstanding Supporting Actor nominees: Greg Vaughan (Eric, DAYS) and Chandler Massey (Will, DAYS), Outstanding Supporting Actress nominees:  Camryn Grimes (Mariah, Y&R) and Susan Seaforth Hayes (Julie), Outstanding Younger Actress nominees: Chloe Lanier (Nelle, GH), and Hayley Erin (Kiki, GH), Outstanding Younger Actor nominee: Casey Moss (JJ, DAYS), and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Digital Drama Series, Van Hansis (Thom, EastSiders).

During the live broadcast, some listeners were able to make it through the busy phone lines to talk to the stars.. Towards the end of the special, one caller won two tickets to the Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies.  Find out what happened when Michael posed 3 questions to callers who were trying to win.

If you want to check out past episodes of the Soap Nation Live! series you can listen via the show’s page at

Now after the jump, listen to Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman Daytime Emmy Nominations Special 2018. Then let us know what was your favorite part of the show in the comment section below.

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Great interviews with the nominees. Love hearing these every single year!

I liked the talks..
It was investering..
Thanks Michael ..

I enjoyed the interviews and comments. I wish it was video and not video.


LISTEN TO THE REPLAY: Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman ‘A Tribute To Kristoff St. John’

If you missed this past Thursday night’s special broadcast of Soap Nation Live! you can now listen to the replay right here at the bottom of this post.  In an emotional (close to 90 minute show), host Michael Fairman and his guest co-host, Y&R’s Daniel Goddard (Cane) welcomed castmates past and present of the late Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters), as the podcast remembered and celebrated this beloved two-time Daytime Emmy-winning actor.

In a tragedy, St. John passed away back in February at 52-years-old.  Throughout the past week and leading into Monday’s special episode of The Young and the Restless (where the cast will celebrate his life) Soap Nation Live! offered up its own tribute which featured straight from the heart thoughts on the loss from his closest co-stars and longtime friends.

Joining Michael and Daniel were: Eric Braeden (Victor), Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Joshua Morrow (Nick), Christel Khalil (Lily), Bryton James (Devon). Mishael Morgan (Ex-Hilary) and Victoria Rowell (Ex-Drucilla).  As well, throughout the show, Michael and Daniel fielded calls from listeners who also shared their grief and sadness over the loss of one of the most popular long-running stars on the show.  St. John appeared on Y&R for more than 28 years before his death.

Throughout this special broadcast, clips were played featuring St. John as his character of Neil Winters with several of our guests,  For this replay, we have added in more clips that were not initially heard on the live-stream.  Before they started the show, Michael and Daniel lit a candle in the studio in honor of their dear friend   Below are just a few excerpts of what the cast shared about St. John during their segments on Soap Nation Live!.

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Daniel Goddard shared on the taping of Neil’s memorial service: “When we finally were on the set taping the eulogies, it was closure that everybody needed>  We had Kristoff’s service, and there has been some other things done for him, but I think the people that were so close to him, from the family perspective of the crew, the camera guys and grips that have known him, and seen his kids grow up … they saw him go through the tragic loss of his son, Julian, Yhey finally felt they were a part of this sending off.  Our EP, Tony Morina came out and said to everybody. ‘I know its going to be a hard day for everyone, but if you want to go straight to tape, we will go straight to tape.”  And no one had rehearsal and everything was done in one take.   Every single person … Bryton, Christel, myself, Eric, Peter, Shemar, there was not one rehearsal, second tape, or pick-ups.  It was pretty special.”

Eric Braeden expressed on taping scenes surrounding Neil’s death  “It’s emotional impact is ten times as high.  I think we all had difficulties doing these scenes and keeping it together.”  In speaking to why Kristoff was so great as an actor, Braeden shared, “He was real, that is why I respected him as an actor and I respected him as a human being.  He was one of the 2 or 3 people around there that I trusted.   It was a hard blow.”   When discussing St. John’s loss of his son Julian, Breaden felt; “I somehow had the feeling that he covered a lot of that pain. I cannot even imagine that pain as a father.”

Eileen Davidson said about her work with St. John:  “We had such a gift   We had a natural chemistry that came effortlessly.  I have been crying so much since he passed. I trusted him.  I felt safe with him and that he had my back.  He was a great dude, and I really loved him,  It’s one of my saddest regrets that we didn’t get to explore the Neil/Ashley relationship more.   He was always open, and was a loving human being.  He went through a lot of hard stuff in his life even growing up.  This man saw some stuff.  He always rose above it, and always cared about what was happening in your life.  He was such a great guy.”

Joshua Morrow in sadness expressed: “At the end of the day wherever he is, I hope and pray he knows that everyone on our show loved him. He just meant everything to us.  I don’t know if I ever rooted for someone so hard in my life.  The strength and courage this man showed on a daily basis to get past what he has experienced and gone through in his life, and always, I mean always, had a smiling face, and you just wanted to hug him.  He was just a warrior and I would so anything to have him back.”

Mishael Morgan, who is nominated for a Daytime Emmy, revealed that she knows what St, John would say to her on Emmy night: “I think he would be rooting me on and I think he would say it’s well-deserved.  I think you get to know someone on a very intimate level, when you’re working with them, especially in this genre.  I just felt like Kristoff, from the very beginning, got me and believed in me, and he helped me believe in myself a little bit.  So when I finally stepped into Hilary and stepped into my own on the show,  I always found him rooting me on and I think that’s still happening.”

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Bryton James shared his thoughts on that his character of Devon is the one that finds Neil dead and has to tell the family: “I was honored.  We all had to go through it. Yeah sure, I knew Kristoff for 15 years, but many of the people at our show knew him longer. There is some real history.  I was not going through anything alone.  I was beyond honored to be the one in the storyline to break the news to the family and kick-off the show’s portrayal of losing Neil.”

Christel Khalil discussed how it was taping Neil’s memorial service and the eulogies performed by the cast including herself:  “Obviously, I was happy we are doing something like this.  It was a tough week for sure.  I was so proud of everybody. They brought it and were amazing.  It was a beautiful tribute to him. I do feel like it helped give us all closure in a way, and I loved what everyone did, and I think Kristoff would be proud”

Victoria Rowell, who closed the show and talked about what is was like being part of the iconic couple with St. John of Drucilla and Neil, and working with Kristoff:. “We developed a very deep bond and it transpired beyond the set.  You basically become each other confidante when you work that closely, and in good times and not so good times, and through challenges that paralleled a married couple, We took it to other opportunities in the world who wanted to see us together. It was a blessing for me to work to Kristoff.   We were each others champions!  We really were.”

Now below listen to Soap Nation Live’s Tribute to Kristoff St. John in its entirety below.  Then, share your thoughts on his passing in the comment section below, and let us know what stood out to you during our special broadcast.  For archived episode of Soap Nation Live! visit the official show page here.

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LISTEN NOW: Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman: A Tribute to Kristoff St. John

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Tonight on Soap Nation Live!, listen-in for a very special broadcast as we remember and celebrate the life of Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters) of The Young and the Restless with many of his co-stars and friends.

Join Michael and his in-studio co-host The Young and the Restless’ Daniel Goddard (Cane) for our 90-minute tribute.

Daniel and Michael will be joined by past and present cast of the CBS Daytime drama series, all of whom shared a treasured relationship with the late St. John.

Special guests include: Eric Braeden (Victor), Christel Khalil (Lily), Eileen Davidson (Ashley), Mishael Morgan (Ex-Hilary), Joshua Morrow (Nick), Bryton James (Devon) and Victoria Rowell (Ex-Drucilla).

If you would like to call-in and share your favorite scenes of Kristoff St. John as Neil, or your remembrances, dial the exclusive listener-line at 818-295-2130

This special live-stream begins at 7PMPST/10PMEST.  You can also head on over to Soap Nation’s Live official show page at  if you have any trouble listening to the show below.

If you are tuning in shortly before 7PMPST, you will hear some musical interludes before we go live for showtime.

We hope you enjoy our show in honor of our friend, whom we all miss so much.

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TONIGHT: Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman: ‘A Tribute To Kristoff St. John’ With Co-Host Y&R’s Daniel Goddard and Special Guests

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As key episodes of The Young and the Restless play out this week on the CBS Daytime drama series addressing the death of the character of Neil Winters and its affects on his loved ones; please join host Michael Fairman and his guests this evening (Thursday, April 25th) for a very special edition of Soap Nation Live! as we pay tribute to the late Kristoff St. John (Neil Winters).

This special live-stream radio podcast can be heard exclusively here at Michael Fairman TV beginning at 7PMPST/10PMET.

Sadly, back in February, St. John passed away at the age of 52, which devastated his castmates, the genre, and its fans, who knew Kristoff as one of the finest actors to ever appear on the soaps.

For this broadcast, Michael will be joined in-studio by his guest co-host, The Young and the Restless’, Daniel Goddard (Cane).  Throughout the show, Daniel and Michael will be talking with several of Kristoff’s Y&R colleagues, past and present.  Taking part in this tribute and celebration of St. John are special guests: The Young and the Restless‘ Eric Braeden (Victor), Eileen Davidson (Ashley),  Victoria Rowell (Ex-Drucilla), Joshua Morrow (Nick), Mishael Morgan (Ex-Hilary), Christel Khalil (Lily) and Bryton James (Devon).

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Listeners can share their remembrances with us via social media during the show, and if they have a favorite moment of St. John’s, they can call the listener line at 818-295-2130 and we may bring you onto the show.

Throughout the broadcast, make sure to check the Michael Fairman TV official Facebook page for video updates direct from the studio, and keep abreast of what’s happening and who is chatting with us live via @michaelfairman twitter account throughout the show.

Archived broadcasts of Soap Nation Live! can be found on our official page at  

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If you have a comment about this week’s episodes of Y&R, or your love for Kristoff St. John, and you would like to us to share it on-air with any of our hosts, or a guests, let us know in the comment section below.

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