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Michael Park speaks on ATWT's exit from the airwaves!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Daytime Emmy winner, Michael Park (Jack Snyder) caught up with Zap2it.com for a brief chat about the upcoming finale and his final thoughts as As the World Turns leaves the airwaves next Friday, September 17th.  

Park stated that he knew that once the other P&G staple show was headed for soap heaven, ATWT wasn’t far behind, “Personally, I knew the show was going to be canceled when Guiding Light was gone. We didn’t ‘know know,’ but we knew the show was in its last stages. I remember thinking, ‘It’s over,’ and Maura West (Carly Tenney) saying, “Michael, what’s wrong? We’re still making shows,’ and I said, ‘Yeah, but for how long?’ “

Park went onto to reflect that the final days of production in Brooklyn were heartbreaking.   “The final days were sad.  The sets were being dismantled and sold, and people were talking about buying their wardrobe and props — whole set pieces, beautiful things from the Falcon Club which I totally had forgotten about, and people’s names were placed on various set pieces to take home. You couldn’t help but feel this melancholic cloud over you for those last two weeks, but I have to be honest, it was also kind of exciting to wonder, ‘What is going to happen next?’ ”

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‘Santa Barbara’ & GH Favorite Judith McConnell Virtual Interview On Tap

You loved her as Sophia Capwell on Santa Barbara, and the troublemaking Augusta McLeod on General Hospital, plus several other soap roles, and now fan favorite Judith McConnell is set for a virtual interview in The Locher Room.

Look for Judith to chat it up with host, Alan Locher on the upcoming Friday, October 23rd edition of the You Tube series beginning at at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m. PST.

As well as being known for her soap roles on SB and GH, Judith also played Valerie Conway on As the World Turns, Miranda Bishop on Another World and Eva Vasquez on  and One Life to Live.

In primetime, McConnell has appeared on Star Trek, Dragnet, Beverly Hillbillies, Mayberry RFD, Green Acres, Mannix and more.

To watch the livestream click here.

So, what has been your favorite Judith McConnell role in her illustrious daytime career? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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Michael Park Joins the Cast of HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner and former star of As the World Turns Michael Park (Ex-Jack Snyder), has been added to the cast of HBO’s upcoming time travel drama, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

According to Deadline, the series is adapted by former Dr. Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

In it, Park will play the role of “Philip Abshire” – Clare’s father, who is said to be a high-powered Chicago lawyer, he is brisk and orderly, and expects all his children to fall into line.

The series also will star former General Hospital and Oscar winner, Jaimie Ray Newman (Ex-Kristina).  She won an Academy Award for her Live-Action Short, Skin.

Photo: IMDb

So, looking forward to seeing Michael and Jaimie in their new TV roles? Comment below.

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