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How we have changed : America since 1950
Phalen, Richard C., 1937-
Publication Information:
Gretna, La. : Pelican Pub. Co., [2003]

Physical Description:
232 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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E169.12 .H677 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
E169.12 .H677 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The historic events that have profoundly altered the character of America and its citizens.

Author Notes

Dick Clark was born in Bronxville, New York on November 30, 1929. At the age of 13, he went to see a live radio broadcast starring Jimmy Durante and Garry Moore and decided he wanted to be in broadcasting. At the age of 17, his first job was in the mailroom of the radio station his father managed. He received a degree in business administration from Syracuse University, where he was a disc jockey on the student radio station. After graduating, he worked briefly as an announcer for his father's station before getting a job in television, at WKTV in Utica, as a news announcer.

In 1952 WFIL in Philadelphia gave him his own radio show, Dick Clark's Caravan of Music. In 1956, he became the host of a local television show called Bandstand after the regular host was fired. Soon afterward, the show was being broadcast on ABC nationwide with a new name, American Bandstand. In 1972, he started hosting New Year's Rockin' Eve. He also hosted numerous awards shows, comedy specials, series based on TV outtakes and the game show $10,000 Pyramid as well as made guest appearances on dramatic and comedy series, usually playing himself.

Starting in the 1960s, he started producing other music shows like Where the Action Is and It's Happening. He eventually expanded into game shows, awards shows, comedy specials and series, talk shows, children's programming, reality programming, and movies. He won five Emmy Awards, including a Daytime Emmy lifetime achievement award in 1994, and in 1993 was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He died from a heart attack on April 18, 2012 at the age of 82.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 11
Crossing the Rubicon
Dan Petersonp. 21
Richard Friedp. 27
Elmer Bernsteinp. 31
Robert Ferrellp. 35
Dick Clarkp. 41
Arlene Sullivanp. 43
Shelley C. Rountreep. 47
Pat Boonep. 49
David Halberstamp. 57
Alice Spearmanp. 61
Terry Andersonp. 67
Paul Majorp. 71
Bill Stirtonp. 77
Lauriep. 81
George Willp. 85
Jim Clarkep. 89
Rick Perlsteinp. 95
Robert Lipsytep. 101
Marvin Millerp. 105
Richard Shickelp. 111
Bob Thomasp. 117
Earle Marshp. 119
Howard Rosenbergp. 123
Ed Rosenblattp. 127
Michael Jacksonp. 129
David E. Smith, M.D.p. 135
Keith Andersonp. 139
Stanley E. Engermanp. 143
Bill O'Reillyp. 149
William F. Buckley, Jr.p. 155
Roger Kimballp. 157
Michael Baronep. 161
G. Gordon Liddyp. 165
James Bradleyp. 169
Toni Cookp. 171
Howard Finemanp. 177
Kevin O'Brienp. 181
Dr. John G. Stoessingerp. 185
Jim McIntyrep. 189
Doyle Hollisterp. 193
Tom Clarkep. 197
Allen Smithp. 201
Jonathan Wintersp. 205
Greg Clarkp. 209
David McCulloughp. 213
Epiloguep. 217
Indexp. 221