Howard TV deserves a home (NY Daily News)

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  1. Nemo

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    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/stern-howard-tv-deserves-home-article-1.1545702

    Howard Stern's Howard TV deserves a home now that its distributor is pulling the plug
    There's no one else like him on the air: He's a superb interviewer and the scantily clad women are just a bonus


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    The future remains uncharacteristically cloudy for one of the jewels in Howard Stern’s crown.

    Howard TV, the video arm of the shock jock’s media empire, has yet to find a new home. I think it deserves one, since Stern is a singular talent. They didn’t call him the King of All Media for nothing.

    Stern and the channel’s distributor, iN Demand, said back in September that they were pulling the plug on Dec. 16 — after almost eight years on the air. The deal actually expires on Dec. 31, opening the door for new talks with potential video partners starting on Jan. 1, sources said.

    Stern has said little about the move, noting on the air last fall that iN Demand would be replaced by a “new approach.†But he said that change was “not ready to be announced.â€

    One possible option: Netflix. Execs at the rapidly growing streaming video giant have reached out to Stern’s camp, along with many others, sources said. A company spokeswoman denied that Netflix has “been pitched a Stern project,†which was not exactly what I had asked her, but it was the answer given.

    Then again, knowing how Stern has always been a pioneer and embraced innovation, he could be planning something completely different and groundbreaking.

    Only time will tell.

    At stake is more than 2,000 hours from Stern’s old E! show — and nearly as much original programming filmed specifically for iN Demand’s Howard TV channel. It’s a treasure-trove of frequently obscene awesomeness that is just plain funny.

    There are those who think I’m nuts for having a Stern addiction, but I couldn’t be more proud. To his objectors, I say: change the channel. Because like millions of other listeners, I consider Stern and his cohorts to be like family — even though they probably wouldn’t know me from a hole in the wall.

    At the very least it helps to know that there’s a successful, larger-than-life multimillionaire out there who enjoys fart jokes and listening to crank calls as much as I do.

    Actually, there is far more to Stern’s show than naked ladies and dirty jokes.

    Nobody — and I mean no one — is more talented as an interviewer than this man. Stern has an uncanny ability, almost a sixth sense, that he draws on to pull incredibly sensitive information from celebrities. He humanizes them in a way other talk-show hosts and journalists are incapable of — and that alone is worth the price of admission to his world of whack.

    There’s a difference between a guest filming a five-minute segment on Letterman and appearing live, for around 45 minutes, on the radio with Stern.

    He calls it “theater of the mind,†but there are times when I just want to watch him work.

    The naked ladies are just a big bonus.
     
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    JESUS CHRIST THAT WIG!

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    [video=youtube;vJlXNFS--LE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJlXNFS--LE[/video]
     
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    btw paying for a self serving written ad in the newspaper apparently IS cheaper than paying the htv staff salaries over xmas

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    Team Stern sending out feelers.
     
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    i can imagine a flurry of excited phone calls emails and memos in all the offices of the most powerful tv execs throughout America
     
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    I think Stern wants to re-re-repackage his amazing interviews only for regular TV, Robin.
     
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    The Daily News is really getting shameless. At this point, they're BARELY disguising the inane copy Buchwald sends over as their own.
     
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    in 1985 this old routine worked everytime!

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    And then he turns around and sues you
     
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    Oh come on. He's not even trying with that thing on his head!
     
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    What we know now is that the way Howardtv personnel have been excommunicated from the show that Sterns future TV plans do not involve them.

    Howard101 plays a high concentration of amazing celebrity interviews.....which was never my favorite part of the show.
     
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    He is on the 'Private Parts' movie set.....that is a wig....he admits that.
     
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    Stern has a huge following in the shitty lefty media.....:coffee:
     
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    They didn’t call him the King of All Media for nothing

    they got the tense correct
     
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    - "Netflix/Sim Cards/Itunes took away my Oprah moment! They told me they would make me a partner Robin! "

    - *meow/flush*

    - "Robin?"
     
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    It still amazes me they still buy into that King of all Media bullshit.
     
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    alot of people wear wigs when they are younger - then they ditch them 30 years later for their natural hair once it starts getting thicker, changes colour and shape

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