Folk music reached mainstream America through best-selling recordings by groups like the Kingston Trio, cover stories in national magazines, and television. Some worried that commercialism would distort the folk revival movement. When the prime-time ABC folk music series Hootenanny—a word Pete Seeger (b. 1919) had popularized—barred Seeger from appearing in 1963 because of his past political associations, fifty folksingers boycotted the show. Although Judy Collins (b. 1939) appeared three times, she eventually stopped, citing censorship and artistic concerns.