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American Idol ends: What are your fondest memories?

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When I chatted with Kelly Clarkson shortly after her historical American Idol victory, I was struck by a distinct note of awe in her voice. She just couldn’t believe it had happened to her. In fact, she could scarcely believe she was in the process of being interviewed. A down-to-earth, naturally charming person had been thrust into the limelight and even after she’d had some time to become accustomed, she was still starry-eyed. Compared to other celebrity interviews I’d conducted, she was a breath of fresh air. And this got me to thinking: How many lives would this show change? Furthermore, how far will the show go, and how will it be remembered? Perhaps we can now address the latter question, as…

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