Stern is a happy man and on the occasions I listen to his show I don’t regret it, so a happy man who didn’t sell out. But he is also a minor player. He has removed himself from the zeitgeist and has stopped being an innovative force I the world of radio. He is rich and smart, but he isn’t powerful and he isn’t a force of life. America may have talent but it doesn’t have genius.
“Have you ever been to Rochester Hills, Michigan?I just didn’t want to go back. I can’t be around basic, provincial-thinking people.I Just thought everyone was an idiot.”
When Stern joined the judges at “America’s Got Talent”, regained his audience and became a mainstream TV star as well. Now he has a mass audience here and with his Lady Gaga interview last Monday got everybody else at the same time.