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Happy New Year and Happy 40th to “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve!”

Saturday, December 31st, 2011

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest reaches its 40th annual edition with tonight’s Dec. 31, 2011- January 1, 2012 special. Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest will host the program starting at 10:00 p.m. (ET & PT) on ABC, and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve: The 40th Anniversary Party, hosted by Fergie and Jenny McCarthy, will air immediately before, at 8:00 p.m. Entertainment at this year’s festivities will include Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Hot Chelle Rae, the Band Perry, Blink-182, Christina Perri, Florence and the Machine, Gym Class Heroes, LMFAO, OneRepublic, Nicki Minaj, Taio Cruz, and will.i.am.

Dick Clark spoke about his first New Year’s special in 1959 and his inauguration of New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in 1972 (competing with Guy Lombardo who at that time “owned” New Year’s Eve on TV), when he was interviewed by the Archive of American Television on July 29, 1999:

Have a safe and happy New Year, everyone!

Happy New Year 2011!

Friday, December 31st, 2010


Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve with Ryan Seacrest reaches its 38th annual edition with the Dec. 31, 2010- January 1, 2011 special. Dick Clark and Ryan Seacrest will host the special starting at 10:00 p.m. (ET & PT) with Fergie joining as Los Angeles segment co-host. As noted in Wikipedia, In terms of years on air, Clark’s string of being the permanent host of the series… is the longest of any host of an American entertainment television program.” Dick Clark spoke about his first New Year’s special in 1959 and his inauguration of New Year’s Rockin’ Eve in 1972 (competing with Guy Lombardo who at that time “owned” New Year’s Eve on TV), when he was interviewed by the Archive of American Television on July 29, 1999.