One thing that Howard and Don Buchwald are great at - is using Howard's forum (radio) as a tool for negotiation. All his whining about AGT has become tiresome. I don't watch the show anyway - America has run out of talent. So, is HS really using us to help get more $, more days off, filming in the Hamptons? Or is his bitching for real? His father told him not to do it (so HS says). And Stern usually does what the wise-Ben Stern says. I believe that we'll find out - if HS accepts the AGT offer, and it turns out to have additional terms that favor Stern's situation - like filming in the Hampton's or near his new Florida mansion - we'll know that he won again, and once again used his fans. I just can't believe that he'll walk away from $$$, even though he doesn't need it. His own self image is too low to walk away.