AMERICA'S GOT TALENT's newest judge Howard Stern appeared on the Today show this morning to discuss his upcoming gig on the talent competition. Stern's hiring is already causing a controversy with the TV watchdog group, the Parents Television Council (PTC), who contends that the radio host's "vulgar and explicit" reputation could ruin the show's family friendly vibe. See how Stern responds to the criticism below!
Stern helped to transform American radio and put syndicated satellite radio on the map on SiriusXM. As the outspoken, unedited and headline-grabbing host of “The Howard Stern Show” radio program, Stern was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2005 and became a pop-culture icon with a massive loyal fan base. Since 1987, he has hosted numerous television shows, record-breaking pay-per-view events and home video releases. He also embarked on a five-month political campaign for governor of New York in 1994.
His two books, “Private Parts” (1993) and “Miss America” (1995), spent 20 and 16 weeks, respectively, on The New York Times bestseller list. The first book became a national sensation and was adapted into the feature film “Private Parts” (1997), a biographical comedy film that starrEd Stern and his radio show staff -- and was a box-office success. Additionally, Stern performed on the film’s soundtrack which topped the Billboard 200 charT. Stern currently broadcasts his show “Howard 100” on the SiriusXM satellite radio station.
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT returns with an all-new season on May 14th & 15th at 8:00 pm/ET on NBC.