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Pop Goes the Work Ethic on TV Shows

November 22, 2002

Re "Lining Up to Be the Next 'Idol,' " Nov. 19: What's up with television shows like "American Idol," "Making the Band" and "Pop Stars"?

Whatever happened to being discovered in a karaoke bar or a talent show? And what's with these pop-star wannabes nowadays? A couple of years ago, pop stars at least worked for what they got.

Today, just about anyone can get in line and try to strut his or her stuff. This should be the final season of shows like "American Idol."

It's true that it's entertaining, but it kills the old-fashioned working artists. They're a dying breed.

Vincent Phillip Akuin

Saugus

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