Watch the Howard Stern on Today Show video from Thurs. May 10, 2012. In a live interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer the radio talk show host and self-proclaimed king of all media discussed his forthcoming role as a judge in the upcoming season 7 of America’s Got Talent, the NBC reality TV talent competition show premiering on Monday, May 14.
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Matt Lauer posed the question as to whether putting Howard Stern on was a “desperate act by NBC” and “all about ratings, and it’s going to end badly.”
Stern said, “That sounds pretty accurate. what a crazy idea to put me on a family show. Somebody at NBC should be fired for that, right? Don’t you think?” He went on to say, “listen, I am a serious judge on “America’s Got Talent” and they came to me when Piers Morgan left the show. and they said, you know, we think you’d be a good judge. I watched the show. I’m a fan of the show. I’m not going on the show to disrupt the beauty of “America’s Got Talent” because I love the show. I merely wanted to go on and be a very serious judge. And what we found as we traveled all over the country, that it turns out I’m the judge that everyone agrees with.”
The lively and freewheeling interview ended with Howard Stern sitting on Matt Lauer’s lap and embracing him.
For more on his appearance on the show — including pictures — see the accompanying article at Today.com.