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Nancy Lee Grahn Interview – General Hospital – 44th Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet

General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), a nominee for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series chats with Michael Fairman on the red carpet at the 44th Annual Daytime Emmys. Nancy discusses: her Emmy-nominated reel, being an ABC daytime soap opera viewer growing up and then becoming friends later in life with Tony Geary (Luke, GH), if she prepared a speech for Emmy night, and that as she jokes, she would like Michael to produce an Emmy “tribute” to her 30 years from now.

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Nancy is the greatest and is always a winner to me!

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Michael, please “put a bug in Nancy’s ear”–from one Nancy to another–please tell her to get over Julian and get on with her life–like “Jordan” said. LOL!


ohhhh…Nancy. I still love Julian. Can’t help it…kinda like Alexiis! 🙂

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Hey, Rebecca, I’ve never “warmed” to the Julian character nor the actor–he, like his character, seems rather “cold” and distant. I liked Alexis when she was strong; I hate to see her be so used and so weak–and drunk–ugh.:)


LOL…I know we differ on this. I’ve loved Julian from the start…was dismayed that they had him do a 180…but I buy the reasoning they gave that it was all an act to protect his family and dupe Olivia. As always, of course I wouldn’t see it the same way if this were real life, but as far as the show I’ve bought so many twists and turns I allow myself that indulgence when I like a character. Unless, he becomes obnoxious. I like his personality…smart, mellow, genuine (about those he loves), charismatic, etc. And Alexis, still one of my favorites. She’s just in a slump. 🙂 She’s strong; she’s endured a lot and is still standing.


Rebecca, I agree with you one hundred percent on Julian.


Thanks, Alice! I just hope we haven’t seen the last of the character/actor. From what I’ve read he’s starting a wine show (I think that’s what I read) and is involved in some other projects. So…it may be that they put him away until /if he’s ready to commit to the show? Sigh…so many characters leaving….


Nancy Lee deserves prop…

her chops rose to the “challenge” as it were… and there are a lot of them

FIRST and foremost… how she ??? lamely kowtows to her daughters opinion . LOL

her eldest daughter “Sam” really drags down the davis girls. I hate that Sam doles out her advice, or threats of more sam.. or whatever… it’s just enough already

ring any bells Carly and Sam w/Michael ? ENOUGH PLEASE

2ndly : NLG choice to keep her hair forever the same… at least bun it ( loosely with strands out )… you can do that with maturity and pull it off… UP ! stop with the youngish looking hair… may as well feather it and Farrah faucet all the way. you are middle age plus. with the way your character is written.. so by the book… uptight moral and virtue intact… yet freely bed Julian like it’s your first time… and /or neverending. I don’t know.. watching her physically… mentally .. emotionally.. there should be some balance somewhere… just bouncing all over the place with your rack. LOL OK… just grow up some…

3rdly : William DeVry is ooh la la.. and dare I say.. if he’s to be paired with you… is your lucky leading man… so show his character some slack… acceptance… LIGHTEN UP Alexis… geez’us . what a lucky lady Alexis is… woah on the .. be a better man Julian. geez’us. wouldn’t want to distract from Sonny now would we ? Julian presence is top draw. along .. with Valentin / Dante / Griffin / etc…. I’ve mentioned every other male actor OUTSIDE OF : Sonny / Jason / Finn and Michael who are dull.

I haven’t seen her in a long long time… forever and a day… I know some or most of her fans.. just want her to have fun… be herself… OR NOT… loosen UP. hang out with Diane… and YES.. I would much prefer Alexis to be the functioning addict, Finn lacks so much .. and party with her bottles of wine. than watch an even more odd , who cares, because now that Tracy is gone… his only contact is Hayden… ugh! so let Alexis party and play . Julian is a keeper.

so yes… Nancy Lee Grahn.. DESERVES this nomination

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LISTEN NOW: Soap Nation Live! With Jon Lindstrom, Beth Maitland, Freddie Smith & Linda Dano

Tonight on the November episode of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman, get ready for a dynamic line-up of some of your favorite soap stars.

Join Michael and his special guests: GH’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin), Y&R’s Beth Maitland (Traci), DAYS’ Freddie Smith (Sonny) and soap icon, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia – AW, ex-Gretel – OLTL, GH, AMC, Port Charles, and ex-Cynthia, ATWT) for this 90-minute broadcast, plus you never know who might pop up during the show!

Make sure to listen in for our trivia game show segment, when one lucky caller has the chance to win a Days of our Lives goodie/swag bag, and a personalized autograph picture from our guest, Freddie Smith.

To call-in and pose a question, or a comment to any of our guests, dial the exclusive listener-line at 818-295-2130.  

The season premiere begins its stream-live at 7PMPST/10PMEST.  You can also head on over to the Soap Nation Live! page at, if you have any trouble listening to the show here.

Portions of the broadcast can also be viewed at Facebook Live at

Now, listen to Soap Nation Live’s all-new episode below in the player.

If you are tuning-in shortly before 7PMPST, you will hear some musical interludes before we go live for showtime. Make sure to press the play button on the player below and enjoy the show!

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THURSDAY NIGHT: Soap Nation Live! With Special Guests: GH’s Jon Lindstrom, Y&R’s Beth Maitland, DAYS’ Freddie Smith & Soap Favorite, Linda Dano

On Thursday night, November 15th, Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman returns with a brand new episode beginning at 7PMPST/10PMEST.

Join Michael and his very special guests: General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and beloved soap vet, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia Gallant, AW, Ex-Gretel Rae Cummings, OLTL, GH, Port Charles, and AMC) who will be appearing with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in Hallmark’s The Chronicle Mysteries next year, for this entertaining 90-minute broadcast.

Make sure to listen in for our trivia game show segment, when one lucky caller has the chance to win a very soapy prize, a Days of our Lives swag bag, and a personalized autograph picture of Freddie Smith.

To call-in and pose a question, or a comment to any of our guests, dial the exclusive listener-line at 818-295-2130.

The November edition of Soap Nation Live! will be streamed live right here at Michael Fairman TV.   Come back prior to showtime Thursday night, and just look for the post for our broadcast and listen-in.

You can also listen to all past broadcasts and the new live-stream of Soap Nation Live! via Spreaker’s Soap Nation Live page

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If you have a question for any one of our guests that you would like potentially posed to them during the live broadcast; you can post them via the comment section below, and we just might ask your question on the air!  We hope you are looking forward to the show.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL Flips The Switch In Sonny-Centric Episode Featuring Standout Performances

On Monday, in honor of Maurice Benard’s 25th anniversary as Sonny Corinthos on ABC’s General Hospital, the daytime drama took a look at what life would have been like if Sonny had not fallen in to a life of crime and in the mob. The standalone episode featured the return of Dominic Zamprogna as Sonny’s eldest son, Dante.

But in the twist on ‘soap-reality’, Dante was now the ascending mobster in Port Charles, and Sonny was a sergeant in the police department in Brooklyn married to Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero).  It all beings when Sonny remembers being 18-years-old and that fatal day when he shot Vincent Marino.  The young Sonny is played by Maurice’s real-life son.   Sonny then dreams of what would have happened to him if he never pulled that trigger.

Sonny is now a by-the-book cop, who visits his son Dante along with Olivia.  When they get there, Dante is now married to Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is his trophy wife.  Dante is working for the Jerome family – enter Julian (William deVry) and Ava (Maura WestO – and we quickly learn that “Jason Smith” is the hit man who works for them.  And, wouldn’t you know?  Seems like Ava and Jason have a “thing” going on … sealed with a kiss.

Now disturbed by his son’s life of crime, Sonny goes to the PCPD to talk to the police commissioner, who is now Anna Devane (Finola Hughes).  In the story, Anna is very inward, depressed, and more.  We find out that her daughter, Robin died of complications from AIDS in the 90’s, in which Anna has never recovered from.   We also learn at the PCPD that Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) is the current District Attorney.


Carly (Laura Wright) enters the scene, and she is still married to A. J. Quartermaine.  Sonny takes a liking to her and vice-versa.  We later learn that Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) is back working for the DEA and Dante has gone undercover to bring down the Jeromes; so the entire territory is under his control.

Dante and Sam have a major falling out, as he is excited by the power he will have once he rids the Jeromes out of his business.  Sam has had it. She doesn’t want to dress like this, be his trophy wife, or have this kind of life. When Dante walks out, an upset Sam is alone with Jason, and the two connect.

In the conclusion of the episode, Dante shoots Jason on the pier, a scene which Sonny walks in on.  Sonny and his son struggle for the gun, and once again Dante is shot, just like in the original version of the story years ago, but with the twist of the struggle.  Olivia comes running onto the pier and sees Dante shot, and yells at Sonny the signature line, “You shot your own son!”


At the end of the dream, Sony goes back to the mark in time where he decides whether or not to pull the trigger on Marino with Mike (Max Gail) and him looking on at the young version of himself.  In the end, Sonny still pulls the trigger.

The episode featured stand-out performances by: Dominic Zamprogna (how great was it to see him again, and to see him play Dante’s dark side), Maurice Benard (who illustrated the other side of Sonny, more reserved, and delivered a heartbreaking speech as Sonny to Dante about his life being abused, and the choices he made), Kelly Monaco (who showed a woman unhappy with the outward shell she had created and been a part of), and Finola Hughes,who gave us a different look  at what life would have been like for Anna had Robin been taken from her years ago.  Additionally, it was nice to see the entire cast deliver in support of making this episode work in the ‘flip the switch’ sequence of events.

So, what did you think of the Sonny-centric episode? Who was your favorite in it?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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