Will the rise of interactive media elevate the tone of pop culture? A press release from Los Angeles TV station KMET should calm any fear that our lowbrow pleasures will be crowded out by people in lab coats exchanging high-minded views on the information highway. The Interactive Karaoke Show makes it debut this month, giving viewers a chance to call in and sing live via telephone to the rest of the viewing audience. The show will use ‘the vast karaoke library’ of the show’s producer, Korean American Television, and ‘titles may be requested in Spanish, English, Chinese or Korean.’ A staffer will screen calls to decide who gets to sing interactively and who gets sent back to the shower for more practice.
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