Happy New Year everyone. Hope you had a great New Year's Eve. We had a quiet one, watching a movie at home and then waiting for midnight to see the ball fall. And, as usual, we watched ABC and Dick Clark.
If you watched, you know that Clark suffered a stroke back in 2004 but continues to have a role on the show even though his speech is impaired and he's in a wheelchair, which he doesn't like to show.
I don't know your feelings and he's gotten some criticism for continuing, but I admire him carrying on. He started 37 years ago and at age 80 seems to be part of the holiday. Last year, ABC got over 17 million viewers, which topped the combined audience on Fox and NBC.
Before he came on, I was watching CNN with comedian Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper and she read what she said was an email asking if Cooper looked at himself in the mirror and pleasured himself. Kind of tacky.
I think I'll stick with Dick Clark and while it's sad that his speech apparently won't improve, it's reassuring to see him still do the show every year.
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