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We talk to Fox reality czar Mike Darnell about changes to that American TV behemoth, American Idol.  It turns out that tweaking the number one show on television – and the lifeblood of a network – means getting the A-OK from people at the very, very top.

 

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The green room at American Idol

 

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The production schedule

 

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On the set


Banner image: KCRW's own 'American Idol,' Kim Masters!

 

Producers:
Matt Holzman

Guest Interview Updating 'Idol'

Guests:
Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox TV
Andy Schwartzman, President and CEO, Media Access Project

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