Public curiosity over Clark's condition and his return to television helped Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve draw in over 20 million viewers throughout the night, and score a 7. Retrieved 15 December The popularity of New Year's Rockin' Eve also resulted in Clark making appearances on other television series to reference his role. For its edition, headlining performances in Times Square included Daughtry , and Jennifer Lopez who infamously wore a dark-colored catsuit for her performance to mixed reviews ,  while Melissa Rycroft served as a correspondent. In a statement, Clark said that he was thankful that Philbin was able to quickly step in on short notice to host the show, and hoped that he would do a good job. Since , Ryan Seacrest has hosted the live show outside in Times Square along with a celebrity correspondent, Jenny McCarthy since , providing additional reports from attendees. On December 6, , it was reported that Clark had been hospitalized after suffering from a minor stroke.
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve
Almost immediately, he was asked to fill in for the vacationing weatherman, and within a few months he was announcing station breaks. Dick Clark's longest running radio show began on February 14, Archived from the original on 13 May Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? Archived from the original on January 18, Reaction to Clark's appearance was mixed. Retrieved 19 April
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He was a symbol of hope to stroke victims". The reason for Clark's impact on popular culture was partly explained by Paul Anka , a singer who appeared on the show early in his career: Clark, however, simplified his contribution:. Retrieved 12 December Seacrest stated that he would "forever be both sentimental and grateful" about his involvement in the special, and that he was "excited to work together to create new traditions and fun moments on the show that only live television can deliver.
Description: The complications of a stroke suffered by Clark in December had a major effect on his role in the special. While some TV critics including Tom Shales of The Washington Post , in an interview with the CBS Radio Network felt that he was not in good enough shape to do the broadcast, stroke survivors and many of Clark's fans praised him for being a role model for people dealing with post-stroke recovery. Over the coming years, the top prize changed several times and with it the name of the show , and several primetime spinoffs were created. Home Edition ' ".