Posts Tagged ‘entertainment’


American Idol and its Rivals Meet “Need for Optimism” in Tough Times

American Idol has spawned a series of television programs based on talent competitions, including The X Factor, America’s Got Talent and The Voice, writes Scott Collins in today’s Los Angeles Times. “Jeffrey McCall, a communications professor at DePauw University, wondered, ‘At what point do all of these aspiring singing stars start to look and sound […]

Originally posted: January 18, 2012