Dick Clark video clips from the past

Dick Clark passed away today and I wanted to remember him.

 

American Bandstand 30 Year Special – 1982 (5/11)

Uploaded by on Aug 8, 2011

When ABC picked up the game show Do You Trust Your Wife? from CBS in November 1957, they re-named the program as Who Do You Trust? and scheduled the program at 3:30PM ET—almost in the middle of Bandstand. Instead of shortening or moving Bandstand, ABC opted to just begin Bandstand at 3PM, cut away to Who Do You Trust? at 3:30PM, then rejoin Bandstand at 4PM. In Philadelphia, however, WFIL-TV opted to tape-delay the game show for later broadcast in another time slot, and to continue on with Bandstand, though only for the local audience.

A half-hour evening version of American Bandstand aired on Monday nights from 7:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. (ET), beginning on October 7, 1957. It preceded The Guy Mitchell Show. Both were ratings disasters. Dick Clark later stated that he knew the prime-time edition would fail because its core audience—teenagers and housewives—was occupied with other interests in the evenings. The Monday-night version aired its last program in December 1957, but ABC gave Clark a Saturday-night time slot for The Dick Clark Saturday Night Beech-Nut Show, which originated from the Little Theatre in Manhattan, beginning on February 15, 1958.

The program was broadcast live, weekday afternoons. In the fall of 1961, ABC-TV truncated American Bandstand’s airtime from 90 to 60 minutes (4:005:00pm ET), then even further as a daily half-hour (4:004:30pm ET) program in September 1962; beginning in early 1963, all five shows for the upcoming week were videotaped the preceding Saturday. The use of videotape allowed Clark to tour with the singers and to pursue other broadcast interests. On September 7, 1963, the program was moved from its weekday slots and began airing weekly every Saturday afternoon until 1989.

(extract from Wikipedia 2011)

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