Here is a little snippet of the NBC session at the Critic's Summer Press Tour with a comment made by NBC Entertainment President Jeff Zucker about "Fame" from TVGuide Online Insider (click to read full article on NBC's session at the press tour):
10:25 am Debbie Allen cover your ears: "In the end [Fame] did not work," Zucker acknowledges.
10:30 am Following up on that, Zucker is asked, "If Fame was not a hit, why was it newsworthy enough for Matt Lauer to be interviewing the winner this morning [on the Today show]?" Oh, I know! Can I answer? It's the same reason Tony Potts is getting his nose powdered in the foyer! Now it all makes sense!
And I have to agree with him, it didn't.