7 ways 'Idol' changed television

7 ways 'Idol' changed television

There are 6 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from May 20, 2008, titled 7 ways 'Idol' changed television. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Love it or hate it, American Idol has changed TV and society more than any other television series this decade.

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Jessica

Christiansburg, VA

#1 May 20, 2008
Yes...everyone who has seen it is now dumber for having watched.
Bobbi

Fayetteville, GA

#2 May 20, 2008
Jessica wrote:
Yes...everyone who has seen it is now dumber for having watched.
Speak for your "dumber self", Jessica! I admire the ambition and, yes, plain courage of those American youngsters who can get up in front of 30 million people each week and give it their all. Could you do that Jessica, you pretentious elitist? Probably not.
Lizzie

Baltimore, MD

#3 May 20, 2008
8. American Idol has been a program that multiple generations within a family can enjoy together.
MRich

Baltimore, MD

#4 May 20, 2008
Number 7 is a streach. They were doing that a long time ago. Obviously, you weren't watching. I understand though, your editor told you to come up with 7 and you did what you had to do!
Bababooey

United States

#5 May 20, 2008
It turned a nation into karaoke loving drones who care more about the vote in this idiotic competition than in the presidential elections.
Paul

Melbourne, FL

#6 May 21, 2008
Bababooey wrote:
It turned a nation into karaoke loving drones who care more about the vote in this idiotic competition than in the presidential elections.
At least the Idol competitors have talent, which is more than you can say about the 3 Stooges running for President...

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