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Dick Clark

Dick Clark

Date: Dec 30 2004


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Every year, on New Year’s Eve[/def], there is a television program shot live from Times Square in New York City.
Dick Clark, a classic American icon, usually hosts the event. This year will be different.


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Steph:  Did you hear about Dick Clark?

John:  Did he have a stroke or something?

Steph:  He did. He had a stroke. And it totally sucks because now he won’t be able to do the New Year’s show.

John:  Hasn’t he done that for 30 or 40 years?

Steph:  Oh my god. Totally. He does the Times Square New Year’s show. And he’s been doing it for over thirty years.

John:  Who’s gonna do it this year?

Steph:  I have no idea. Have you heard any updates?

John:  I heard it might be Regis Philbin.

Steph:  Oh, really?

John:  Yeah.

Steph:  Gosh. He’s such a dork, though.

John:  Yeah. But he’s pretty popular with everybody.

Steph:  I guess so. Yeah. That’s true. I mean but really nobody could take Dick Clark’s place.

John:  No. He’s a legend, for sure.

Steph:  Definitely. I’m gonna miss him for sure. I can’t believe he’s not gonna be there.

John:  Well, he might be back next year.

Steph:  Maybe he’ll make a guest appearance.

John:  From his hospital bed?

Steph:  Yeah.

John:  I think he’ll be back next year, healthy.

Steph:  I hope so.

John:  Yeah.



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That really bums me out that Dick Clark is feeling under the weather. On New Year’s Eve, you can bet there will be a lot of people at home wishing he were hosting the party.
Do you celebrate New Year’s Eve where you live? Is there a big party? Is there a celebrity host? If not, who would make a good one in your opinion?


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