Not everyone is happy about HOWARD STERN coming to "America's Got Talent".
--The Parents Television Council immediately fired off a press release to announce that this was going to destroy your children, and totally ruin humanity.
--That's a slight exaggeration, but they did go off on NBC and Stern.
--The PTC called the move, quote, "an act of desperation for a failing network," and called Stern a "performer who's synonymous with shock, profanity, and obscenity."
--They added, quote, "The once-proud broadcast network has lost its way and has made it clear it holds no concern whatsoever for children and families . . . whatever principles NBC had in the past, have clearly gone out the window."
--HOWIE MANDEL called the PTC's comments, quote, "ignorant."
--SIMON COWELL also came to Stern's defense. He said, quote, "He's not stupid . . . if he goes too far on the show and he does something, he can't be on the rest of the series because people will boycott it. He understands how far you can and can't go."
(--PHONE STARTER: What do YOU think? Are you an "America's Got Talent" fan who isn't going to watch because you don't like Stern . . . or don't want him ruining your family? Or are you excited about the move?)
(--Are you someone who doesn't watch the show, who's considering it now, or could you not care less about "America's Got Talent" with or without Stern?)