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November 19th, 2010  |  Leave a comment ( 20 ) Greg Meng Interview: Exclusive Behind the Scenes – Days of our Lives

Executive in Charge of Production for Days of our Lives, Greg Meng, chats with Michael Fairman in this exclusive behind the scenes visit to the set of the NBC soap. In honor of DAYS 45th Anniversary, Meng and co-author Eddie Campbell, have put together Days of our Lives 45 Years: A Celebration in Photos. Watch as we take a look at a day in the life in Salem with special guests, Galen Gering & Shawn Christian.

  1. Doe says:

    Michael, what a trip! How neat is this? We got to see the actual stage set ups and the interiors of the rooms,etc. It is great to see you walking through history. This project must have thrilled you. You did an amazing job, and it was terrific to watch you work you way with the stars and with Greg. I hope you can do this with other soaps and give us more glimpses into the workings of soaps. Now I have to check out some of your other pictures and interviews that were not in the walk through. Oh yeah, Galen does have exceptional teeth! Ha,ha! Again, great job, Michael…..


    Sandra replied

    ITA. It’s nice to see Greg Meng too as we usually just see his name at the credits. Michael, this is so cool. Thanks for posting and Galen is always a good idea! Great to see the dressing rooms. Thank you ;)


  2. AlyciaRashea says:

    Thank you Michael! You always make the fans feel apart of Days!! lol Love seeing Shawn and his dressing room… I also spotted a t-shirt I sent him in one of the photos in the book… That was so amazing… Michael you are the best!! xox AlyciaRashea ~~Alycat04 and The Shawn Christian Angel


  3. jenet says:

    no james scott/ej dimera ?this is boring


    Brenda replied

    I agree


    sara replied

    I agree too & I think James is the leading man not Galen

  4. Patti says:

    In traditional Michael Fairman fashion, a fabulous look
    into Days. I have been watching Days since from the first
    episode and I have been a devoted fan since day 1. Thank
    you MIchael for another great interview. Thank you Greg
    for the tour. Thank you Galen for being a part of Days of
    our lives. This book is #1 on my Christmas list. Awesome
    gift for Days fans.


  5. Waverly says:

    Oh Michael how you have spoiled us with this amazing behind the scenes walk through of Days! Thank you for presenting such a rare treat! Greg was very generous on his tour and I loved his introductions of Fran and Jayne both of whom are in the book. Being a huge fan I had to have A Celebration In Photos. It is everything you say it is on your tour – a beautiful presentation. I feel fortunate to be able to own this collection of vintage and recent photos of what is still my family’s favorite program. I feel as though I was raised on Days and now my daughter tweets me from college her reactions on the latest episodes. Thank you for the exciting tour. I’m passing the link on to other family members to also enjoy.
    When you next see Galen and Shawn thank them too for the peek in their dressing rooms. Galen’s smile is always bright, but not as bright as the one he brings to the fans. ( Darn that his character Rafe’s wedding to Sami didn’t happen in time to make the book! I’m sure it would have been a stunning addition to the weddings section.)


  6. Joan says:

    Great interview ! You are so relaxed and comfortable with the people that you interview. Keep up the good work.


  7. Gail says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful backstage tour of DAYS. It was totally exciting to see the sets and the dressing rooms and how things actually work on the show!
    Please thank Shawn and Galen for letting us share time with them. They were more than gracious in letting us in on their world.
    Can’t wait to get this book! It ‘s definitely on my Christmas list!!


  8. rotkopf64 says:

    Absolutely loved this interview! It makes me want to go out and buy the book right now! Do you know if they are coming to the Chicago area? I heard Detroit but would love it if they would come to Chicago! Loved seeing Galen’s dressing room and Shawn’s too! Both are such handsome men! This just made my day seeing Galen! You also do an excellent job of interviewing!
    Hopefully you will have more and more interviews with Days characters especially Galen/Rafe!


  9. Liza says:

    Excellent job Michael! I wanted to see more and more. Very well done and enjoyable to watch!


  10. besafe says:

    Funny, Michael, telling Galen he even looks good in the book. Like that’s hard for him to do. Loved everything about this. Can’t wait to get the book, hopefully for Christmas. Thanks to Galen and Shawn for sharing with us.


    cinnamon replied

    Thank you Michael for doing another amazing interview.Thank for sharing more behind the scenes stuff. I will be getting this book for Christmas. Thanks Galen and Shawn for sharing with us. You do the most amazing interviews.
    Thanks again Michael for a wonderful interview I can’t wait to get the book looking forward to getting it.


    stillwatching replied

    thanks for the interview and look behind the scenes and the making of the book ;) love the bits of info.. nice sets and great look back at the costume. please pretty please soap gods, let there be a red dress in sami’s future with EJ – she is the only other character that can pull that color off plus she has already done white way too much and black of course.

  11. Denise says:

    Thank you so much for video! It was great to see what goes behind the scenes!


  12. Lexi says:

    Hi, I am a HUGE fan of Days of our Lives and have been watching it since I was a toddler…. I think this book is a fantastic idea!! Is there anywhere in Canada that I can buy this? Or do I have to purchase it online…. I don’t have a credit card so that’s my dilemma with buying online….


  13. Michael Jenkins says:

    Thanks, this is great.


  14. gareth o. tillery says:

    my gosh what can i say but it felt like home as days has been a part of my life for years.finally i saw a glimpse of part of the set its so awesome to see how it all works to make the majic we enjoy.salem usa will always have a special place in my heart and to actually see the set im like a scool kid .i will definately get the book showing the iconic set and pics of our beloved actors and actresses who became our family and will be in our hearts for all of the days of our lives. days stole my heart many years ago and i am a proud man who will not deny what i like . have a great day goood job with the interview. i look forward to many more days of our lives episodes as i hardly miss any unless im in a hospital lol. thanks again mr.gareth oscar tillery of greenville alabama


  15. Frances Milan says:

    Greg, you said that you need to get the nfans back who have stopped watching? Well most of those fans are women that have watched the show for many yearsmainly due to family values. When we lost Francis Reid, Bo & Hope was next to be the family tradition. Now your getting rid of the main character in that duo.You need to get rid of Gabi,Roman,Tee,Kate,Jen,Abigail,Cameron,just to name afew. their storylines are over.You talked about romance!.Why not give family tradition a go. Bring back Shawn & Belle. I have been watching this show from day one 49 years ago. I have read the fans thougts on the show about letting Bo go & 145 out of 166 was in awe of him leaving. Is it not true that the fan base is what makes the ratings? You & the rest of the writers & execs come in and think you know this show.Please dont insult all of us that have watched this show since Mr. Corday created it.


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