American Bandstand

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Matt's TV Week in Review

This week in TV was as notable for the legends who left us as for what actually happened on TV in the last full week before the May sweeps begin (next Thursday). So let's start there, acknowledging two figures who loomed large in my formative years of being weaned on TV.

It's impossible to imagine TV without Dick Clark, the genial host and canny impresario...

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Matt's TV Week in Review

This week in TV was as notable for the legends who left us as for what actually happened on TV in the last full week before the May sweeps begin (next Thursday). So let's start there, acknowledging two figures who loomed large in my formative years of being weaned on TV.

It's impossible to imagine TV without Dick Clark, the genial host and canny impresario...

read more

TV Guide Network to Honor Dick Clark with New Special

In the wake of Dick Clark's death, TV Guide Network will celebrate the life and career of the radio and television personality with a half-hour special Dick Clark: American Music Pioneer.

Celebrities tweet reactions to the passing of Dick Clark

Airing Saturday, April 21 at 7/6c, the special will be hosted by... read more

Dick Clark Cremated; Memorial Service Plans Not Finalized

Legendary radio and television personality Dick Clark has been cremated, CNN reports.

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Celebrities Tweet Reactions to the Passing of Dick Clark

Dick Clark wasn't just the host of American Bandstand or the face of New Year's Eve. He was an icon in the field of broadcasting, a household name, an avuncular figure and even the punch line for jokes about longevity. With his passing from a heart attack Wednesday, celebrities have taken to Twitter to celebrate his life and mourn his loss:

Dick Clark dies at age 82

Ryan Seacrest: I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend Dick Clark. He has truly been one of the greatest influences in my life. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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Dick Clark Dies at Age 82

Dick Clark, the legendary radio and television personality who hosted American Bandstand and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, has died. He was 82.

Clark died after suffering a massive heart attack, his rep said in a statement to The New York Times.

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Not only was Clark an enduring presence in front of TV cameras for six-plus decades, he was a power behind them as a producer and head of Dick Clark Productions.

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Premiered: 1987, on Syndicated
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: It has a good beat, and you can dance to it. Kids did indeed dance to this pop-culture institution featuring rock-and-roll stars performing their hits (lip-synching them, anyway). Then Dick Clark played records, which the studio kids danced to and rated. `Bandstand' bowed in Philadelphia in 1952 and went national (on ABC) in 1957.

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