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American Idol Holiday CD cover

Let the People Decide {format} 7:20 Jake Warga

A trip to the auditions for the American Idol TV series to examine the merging of aestetics and democracy in the United States. Itís the latest trend: using the popular vote to create music, art, and celebrity.

Broadcast: Nov 8 2003 on PRI/WNYC Studio 360 Subjects: Entertainment, Music