http://smallscreenscoop.com/shows/a...ward-stern-americas-got-talent-judge-profile/ https://twitter.com/ssscoop/status/348809680535031808 June 23, 2013 at 9:36 AM EDT "Howard is credited by many viewers as being someone who will “tell it like it is” to the contestants and for being the most honest judge the show has........" "........An executive at NBC said of Howard, “We know he believes in America’s Got Talent and that dedication comes across in a genuine way to our viewers.” "...the family lived in Roosevelt, Long Island, a predominantly African American community and then when Howard was 15, moved to Rockville Centre, where Howard said he felt out of place in what was mostly a Caucasian community. He said in an interview “that he felt like Tarzan leaving the jungle”. ..." "...Howard is free to say whatever he wants to now that he is on Sirius XM radio and he takes full advantage of that. His well-publicized criticism of NBC’s Tonight Show host, Jay Leno, that aired on Howard’s radio show would never have been tolerated on terrestrial radio. He says “I don’t answer to anybody”. Howard has clearly stated his delight at having been hired on as a judge on America’s Got Talent saying “I love my job. I love working for the people at NBC they’ve been nothing but wonderful, but please don’t tell me what to say…I’d rather leave the job than not talk about Jay Leno....” "....After years of carefully constructing his adults only, on-air persona, Howard has now established a firm fan base among the younger audience of America’s Got Talent. During his appearance on “Late Night” he said “You know, it’s unbelievable. I go into restaurants now and 5 year-old kids, they’re like, ‘There’s Howard!’ like I’m a Muppet.” Howard Stern’s reputation as a “shock jock” seems to be toning down every time he professes his love for his new gig on America’s Got Talent, which he frequently talks about at length on his radio show. Some die-hard fans of the “old Howard” have accused him of becoming too mainstream and losing the “outsider, tell it like it is” persona that made him one of the most famous and infamous radio personalities ever to grace the airwaves. If Howard has any say, he won’t be going anywhere any time soon and the high ratings America’s Got Talent generates seem to support Howard’s particular brand of commentary. Tell us what you think of Howard Stern and his “Tell it like it is” judging style on the new season of America’s Got Talent in the comments section below.