Paul McCartney Reveals Surprising Television Taste

by | August 4, 2011 at 3:46 PM | TV News

Paul McCartney (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Paul McCartney (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

All you need is home shopping? During a TCA session for his upcoming Showtime documentary “The Love We Make,” Sir Paul McCartney revealed a surprising predilection for programming on networks like QVC and HSN.

“My taste in TV is not perhaps the kind of greatest,” McCartney confessed. “I hate to say [it], but I sometimes get completely hooked on shopping channels. Where do you think I got this suit?” he joked of his unique collarless jacket.

Appearing via satellite from Cincinnati, McCartney also shared his thoughts on reality television, saying he finds shows like “American Idol” and “The X Factor” “fascinating,” but he feels sorry for contestants who lack the opportunity to slowly build their careers.  “We had years to create that,” he said of his own background with The Beatles.

“The Love We Make” chronicles McCartney’s personal experience in New York following the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks, and the planning of a benefit concert the following month. Shot in black and white by legendary filmmaker Albert Maysles, the documentary captures footage of McCartney rehearsing for the concert, pounding the pavement to talk with New Yorkers, and speaking with friends and celebrities like David Bowie, Mick Jagger and Bill Clinton.

“The Love We Make” airs Sunday, Sept. 10 on Showtime.

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