http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2012/mar/18/howard-stern-austin-dallas-americas-got-talent/ Howard Stern fans from Dallas get spotlight on America’s Got Talent in Austin "........RICHARDSON — Four Howard Stern fans from Dallas who trekked to Austin for the March 17 taping of America's Got Talent got singled out to be featured prominently on the red carpet. Carissa Hughes, Debi Dowd, Claudette Bergeron, and Margo McIntosh, who count themselves as Howard Stern "super fans," showed up two hours early for the 12 p.m. taping of the show at Austin's Long Center for the Performing Arts, and were plucked by the show's producers from a crowd of more 300 people to greet Stern and the other judges and tape promotional segments..........." "........"The Howard fans were a blessing and a curse for the taping," she said. "The crowd had grandmas and moms who would come out for America's Got Talent but there were so many people carrying signs with Howard's catch phrases, like 'Ophelia' and 'Hey now.' When Howard came in, I can't even tell you how long the cheering and chanting went on. 'Howard! Howard!' They couldn't get crowd to stop."......." ".......Before the taping, the judges made a grand red carpet entrance. Producers scanned the line in search of photogenic fans........" "....."When they started bringing people in, a guy came over and said, 'I want you ladies standing right here, in front of the red carpet.' We said we wanted to be as close as possible. He said, 'Trust me, this is where you want to be.' It turned out to be THE spot where the cars pulled up and let the judges out. It was amazing."......" "..........."Howard Stern came up in an SUV. His car pulled up literally right to us. We could see him through the windows -- we went apeshit. When he got out of the car, he literally points dead at us and comes over. We're the first people he talked to, he gave us the fist bump. It was pandemonium, it was like the Beatles when he got out of the car."" "......The foursome were then pulled aside to record opening teasers......." ".......They made Claudette do the screaming into the camera about her love for Howard, and they made me say, 'Austin has the best talent!' I said, 'I’m not from Austin and I don't have any ownership of it and I feel awkward saying that, but I will oblige'."........." ".....After their red-carpet moment, the four friends were escorted to their seats which turned out to be three rows behind show producer Garry Dell'Abate, Stern limo driver Ronnie Mund, and Stern stylist Ralph Cirella......."