Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Nelson Aspen's Where Are They Now Tour: Thom Racina

International entertainment reporter Nelson Aspen, a recent co-host on WE LOVE SOAPS TV, is kicking off a sort of "Where Are They Now" nostalgia tour with an interview with the brilliant and funny Thom Racina. Racina has written numerous books, children's musicals and even lived with Brad Pitt! But soap fans know him for his memorable stints at GENERAL HOSPITAL, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, ANOTHER WORLD, SANTA BARBARA, GENERATIONS and more.

In this fascinating interview for We Love Soaps, Aspen and Racina relive a lot of soap history from the past 30 years including the infamous ice princess story, the casting of Anne Heche, and the demise of GENERATIONS. Racina also weighs in on the cancellation of AS THE WORLD TURNS, web soaps and the current state of daytime.

Watch on iTunes.


  1. Great Interview! I love listening to Thom's stories. Any chance he'll write an autobiography?

    Loved the framed fork in the background, btw :)

  2. Here's an explanation (we shot this at Nelson's place in NYC):

    "My father came across a few pieces of engraved silverware that belonged to my great grandfather and gave them to each of us kids [framed] as a keepsake. I have a fork in my NYC kitchen and one in my LA dining room. There's a great gift idea in time for the holidays! :) ---Nelson Aspen"

  3. What a wonderful idea! Thanks for the backstory, I was curious, lol

  4. OMG,Nelson,my WONDERFUL friend! You have made my DAY. I'm recuperating from knee surgery, anticipating shoulder surgery in January, feeling so down...until now...the interview with Thom Racina brought such warmth and joy to my heart. What memories of you and Thom from the old days at ANOTHER WORLD. Thank you for helping my present state of "depression"... :-(
    Love you,