Mass Appeal (MM #3955)

The Mason Minute


The NASA minute. With Kevin mason over the last few years, I've been following along with the discussion that says there is no such thing as mass appeal anymore, especially when it comes to music, television, movies, things like that. It's not possible to have mass appeal, because nothing reaches the masses anymore. No TV show will ever reach the ratings heights of the last episode of mash. No band will ever be as big as The Beatles. I'm sure you could argue all in the 1980s, Michael Jackson, but you have to look at the different course of time. When The Beatles came to America, it changed the world literally. And when you look at television and movies and music and entertainment and the world we live in, we have so many options these days. We have so many things that we can be focused on, even people in your own house don't necessarily have the same interests you anymore. That's not a bad thing. It's just the way the world has changed. Is it gone forever is the big question, and that's where the debate continues. Some say yes, some say no, I'll be honest with you. I don't see where it comes back.

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