"American Idol" Inducted into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame
(Las Vegas, 2013 NAB, April 9, 2013)
FOX's long-running television icon and a model of innovative use of social media in entertainment, American Idol was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame at yesterday's NAB 2013 Television Luncheon.
Accepting the award were Idol's judge Randy Jackson, executive producer Nigel Lythgoe and Trish Kanane, who is the executive producer and president of entertainment programming for Freemantle of North America. Chris Daughtry, popular contestant from the fifth season performed and Nancy O'Dell, host of Entertainment Tonight charmed the enthusiastic audience of some of televisions most prominent executives.
Idol judge, Randy Jackson, and executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe, spoke with us backstage in the green room while they were waiting for the ceremonies to begin. I asked Nigel how production of the show has changed as social media has become more powerful and Randy spoke about how he stays inspired after all these years. They both agreed, they love music!
Listen to the full interview (with transcript) here: Randy Jackson & Nigel Lythgoe Backstage at NAB
Nigel says when they first brought the show to the United States, there were challenges getting Americans up to speed with social media, "When we first came here people weren’t even texting. We were much further ahead in Europe than America was and it was a shock for us how it hadn’t caught on here, so we built that slowly and went through it and texting became the big thing to do and now, of course, we are looking at the 2nd Screen and we are trying to work out with an entirely different team how to make stuff for that second screen."Continued on the next page