Season 1, Episode 1 Idol Phenomenon

First Aired: September 30, 2006

Ryan Seacrest hosts this look at the “American Idol” phenomenon and why it became such a huge hit, with remarks by Simon Cowell, Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barino, executive producers Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick, and celebrity fans.