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CBS News brings YouTube star Boyle to morning TV


I have criticized CBS The Early Show for some of its "octomom" moments in recent weeks, but the last-place network morning show showed some hustle and smarts in bringing YouTube singing star Susan Boyle to American viewers this morning.

Boyle is the middle-aged woman seen auditioning for Simon Cowell's Britain's Got Talent show on a YouTube post -- and knocking the judges and viewers out. More than 11 million have already seen the performance. But for those who haven't, I promise you that you will get choked up when you hear her sing. The moment captures everything that is good about shows like American Idol -- with an unknown person, who many might dismiss, stepping onstage and singing the lights out.

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Outside of a few silly, breathless questions from the hosts, CBS News did a great job in presenting Boyle this morning. It included bringing on Patti LuPone, who first sang I Dreamed a Dream (the song Boyle sings on the YouTube post).

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