I visited my parents in the heart of 'Middle America' today. They live in a small town in Michigan, both 60ish, and both fans of previous incarnations of AGT. My Mom knows who Howard Stern is but only from news headlines over the years. My Stepdad occasionally watched the E Show, but that's it. My question to them was, "what do you think of Howard Stern as a judge on AGT." The responses were something like this... Mom: "I don't like him, but then again I don't like any of the judges. They don't seem to know talent. They keep passing through the worst acts. What was that guy who they kept smashing things on his crotch?! That's not talent. The editing is horrible too; it seems like they show an act real quick then to a commercial...non stop commercials" Stepdad: "Did you see where he hugged that little kid? He's made his career on making fun of half-wits and I'm supposed to believe that's sincere? Then they vote him off and then vote through some old white guy who is the worst rapper ever??"