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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #12

Soap expert Michael Fairman, General Hospital and Cougar Town’s Carolyn Hennesy, welcome special guest co-host, The Young and the Restless Christian LeBlanc for the second season premiere of the On-Air On-Soaps Podcast! After a several month hiatus one of daytime’s favorite online series is back, with much discussion on the end of All My Children on network television and its move to the web via Prospect Park along with One Life to Live, plus many special call-in guests and entertaining segments. So, what do these three co-hosts have to say about it all? Find out when you listen to our super-sized new episode!

You will hear: soap celebrity exclusive podcast interviews, behind-the-scenes scoops, discussion of soaps hottest topics, the power performance of the week, and more of what matters to you the soapers most – as we go 360 degrees inside, outside, and around the wide world of soaps!

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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #12

Welcome to the latest edition of the On-Air On-Soaps Podcast, hosted by Michael Fairman with co-hosts; Carolyn Hennesy and Christian LeBlanc. This month the trio welcome special guests: One Life to Live and Dirty Soap’s John-Paul Lavoisier, All My Children’s Cameron Mathison, Days of our Lives Patrick Muldoon, and Alina Adams, author of the new e-book, Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime’s Greatest Moments for some entertaining, emotional, and revealing interviews. Plus, our hosts discuss the finale of All My Children, the latest on Prospect Park’s online venture, and the premiere of E! Entertainment’s new reality show, Dirty Soap. Then, Carolyn, Christian and Michael battle it out in our very special soap trivia game show segment, name the power performance of the week, and much more. It’s all in a jam-packed hour and forty minute podcast special to kick off our new season!

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On-Air On-Soaps Podcast Episode #12 features the following segments:

  • Patrick Muldoon InterviewDays of our Lives Patrick Muldoon talks about his return to the soap after 16 years away! What is his character of Austin Reed going to be up to as he integrates back into Salem? Is there a possible romantic entanglement on the way between former lovers, Austin and Sami? Patrick fills us in. Starts @ 11:20
  • News and Views – The final episode of All My Children, the announcement of Cameron Mathison and Lindsay Hartley signing on to appear on AMC when it moves to the web via Prospect Park, OLTL’s Frank Valentini’s new position as VP Serial Dramas at Prospect Park, and the premiere episode of Dirty Soap are discussed. Starts @ 17:22
  • John-Paul Lavoisier InterviewOne Life to Live’s John-Paul Lavoisier chats about the latest perils of Llanview’s Rex Balsom including who is the “mystery patient” in Kentucky, and being a prime suspect in the murder investigation of Victor Lord Jr. JP also announces he is getting ready for the final weeks of taping as One Life gets set to wrap on network TV. Then, JP discusses being part of the cast of the new reality series Dirty Soap, with an update on his move from NYC to Los Angeles as documented on the show along with girlfriend, Farah Fath. Starts @ 31:21
  • Power Performance of the WeekAll My Children’s David Canary is the choice for this episode’s honor. When Adam wills his twin, Stuart back to life after believing he was “dead”, Canary gave another tour de force in the second to last episode of the network conclusion of AMC. Starts @ 43:55
  • Alina Adams Interview: The author of the exciting new e-book Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime’s Greatest Moments calls-in to discuss how she developed this innovative new book for the soap genre, how to get your copy, and some of her favorite all-time soap moments. Starts @ 50:11
  • A Tribute To Pine Valley Ticket Giveaway Interviews – On the podcast, we gave away to two lucky AMC viewers, a pair of VIP Tickets to the city of their choice for the upcoming A Tribute to Pine Valley special event featuring Walt Willey, Darnell Williams, Cameron Mathison, Vincent Irizarry, Jacob Young and Michael E. Knight! Hear what the excited winners had to say! 1:01:53
  • So You Think You Know Michael Baldwin Do Ya? – In our game show segment of the podcast, Carolyn and Michael try to answer questions from emcee, Christian LeBlanc on the character he plays on Y&R …Michael Baldwin. Find out who really knows their Baldwin Trivia! Starts @ 1:09:56
  • Cameron Mathison InterviewAll My Children’s Cameron Mathison makes a very special call-in to the podcast to discuss his decision to be one of the first cast members to sign on with Prospect Park when AMC moves online, the emotional final tape day of AMC on ABC, and his myriad of exciting new projects! @ 1:15:35
  • Carolyn’s Soap Thought of the Day – Carolyn offers up her Soap Thought titled: All My Children: How Sweet It Was! @ 1:32:02

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If you have a question on the soaps that you want answered for the upcoming taping of the October 2011 episode, call our On-Air On-Soaps Podcast call-in line at 1-213-973-SOAP.

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karen
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karen

I couldn’t care less about Cameron Mathison and why he is staying with Prospect Park AMC. I hate the character of Ryan Lavery, and I doubt I will watch AMC online with Ryan leading stories the way he led on ABC AMC!

Perla
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Perla

This Podcast was great MF,specialy the poem that CH was reading at the end. Also nice that CLB was on this one. Hope your next PC will include Venice the series.

Thank you so much,

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Michael

Great program!

Judy Eastham
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Judy Eastham

I for one will be watching All My Children online, I started with them 41 years ago and will continue as long as I can keep on breathing. Cameron is a great guy and I happen to like his character Ryan very much. I just tired of all the negative talk out there. Let’s get on with some happy times. Thank you Cameron for staying on.

K. Myers
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K. Myers

It was good to hear Cameron talk so positively about the new Prospect Park venture. I look forward to watching him, Lindsay and hopefully many others as they embark on this exciting new online venture. It’s still hard to believe that they replaced this great soap with the awful mess that is The Chew. After seeing how awful it was, I decided to eschew The Chew. Thanks for a great show!

Brian Greene
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Brian Greene

Thanks a million for this fun podcast, Michael! 🙂

Erika
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Erika

LOVE the podcast always but loved this one too! Carolyn Hennesy is a hoot & a pleasure to listen to! 😀

jason
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jason

great podcast!

heather
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heather

Great podcast except for Cameron Mathison part. I really don’t like Ryan, and I wish he wasn’t joining Web AMC.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Keep OLTL On ABC!!!!!!!!!!!!Don’t charge people to watch their soaps when they go on the internet this Jan.. It woould turn alot of pepole offf.. because it’s alway’s been FREE… Why change a good thing…THE CHEW should be cancelled now for low ratings ALREADY!!!!!That didn’t take long to happen……….Such a bad deceision putting in this show(THE CHEW) And another mistake coming is Revolution……….. SOAP FAN (upset soap fan)…B Frons take a poll and you will frind out what the VIEWERS WANT which is AMC & OLTL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leah
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Leah

Great podcast! Love Love Carolyn! I’m excited about OLTL continuing online, but AMC not so much.

Sorry Cameron, but Ryan sucks! I stopped watching AMC on ABC because of the none stop pimping of Ryan/Rylee. If Prospect Park AMC is going to continue the lame Ryan/Greenlee story. I will not watch AMC online!

heidi
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heidi

Loved it and have been waiting so long to have you back… please do the podcasts more often! Christian is great with your already wonderful dynamic with Carolyn! There was a level of intelligence and similar experience that came through so much more so than with other guest podcast members. Please have Christian back! I loved that it was jam packed with all sorts of great stuff! Thank you so much Michael!

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All My Children Alum Ben Jörgensen Reportedly Dead At 51

According to his former All My Children castmate, Brian Gaskill. there is sad news in the soap world today.  Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin on All My Children and Chris on As the World Turns passed away on Tuesday at the age of 51, apparently via suicide, although unconfirmed as to his cause of death.

Gaskill, who played Bobby Warner while in Pine Valley shared via his Instagram:  “Sad news to report. Ben Jörgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old.  My understanding is it was suicide.  I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. ”

Since the time of Brian’s posting, friends, colleagues and fans have been posting tributes and condolences on the actor’s Facebook page.  You can view that here.

 

In this heartbreaking photo below from Steven Bergman, during his time on As the World Turns, Ben is pictured with the late Nathaniel Marston, as well as Jaime Nicole Dudney and Terri Conn.

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On All My Children, Ben was part of the important social issue storyline brought into the ABC legacy soap opera by the iconic Agnes Nixon, who was always trying to move the needle forward in daytime, as the character of Kevin was a gay high school student facing bullying, ridicule and discrimination for his sexuality.

Share your thoughts on the passing of Ben via the comment section below.    

 

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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Hallmark Channel’s ‘Home & Family’ Returns to Production For Ninth Season; Premiere Date Revealed

Another daytime show is heading back to production amid the coronavirus pandemic.  Now comes word that Hallmark Channel’s flagship morning lifestyle series, Home & Family has returned to production at its Universal Studios set for its ninth season.

All My Children favorite Cameron Mathison (Ex-Ryan Lavery) and Debbie Matenopoulos will return as co-hosts .

Look for the new season to kick-off on Monday, September 14th at 10am EST.

In a statement, Home & Family executive producer, Tracy Verna Soiseth shared: “We are thrilled to be returning to our home for the new season. Home & Family is a daily destination of comfort television, and we are very happy to be returning with two hours of daily interviews, cooking segments, DIY crafts and our hugely popular animal adoptions.”

For the past several months. a daily series featuring the cast called At Home with Our Family has run across the show’s social media platforms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Deadline,premiere-week guests are to include: Jenna Bush Hager, Danica McKellar, celebrity chefs Jet Tila, Carla Hall, Buddy Valastro, Curtis Stone, Rashad Jennings and Dennis Quaid.

So, glad to know Home & Family is also back in production? Comment below.

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Michael B. Jordan Pays Tribute To Chadwick Boseman: “Since Nearly The Beginning Of My Career, Starting with All My Children When I was 16 Years Old You Paved The Way For Me”

Following the news of the tragic death of now motion picture icon, Chadwick Boseman late Friday, tributes and sentiments have poured in from celebrities, politicians and fans from all across the world.

Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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