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Saturday, December 31, 2016
How Many of These New Year's Eve Hosts Do You Remember?
While it seems as if half of America is crammed into Times Square every December 31, the fact is the crowd represents a teeny, tiny fraction of the population. Most of us watch the New Year arrive on television. It's a tradition nearly as old as the medium itself.
To many, Dick Clark is the first name that comes to mind when discussing the broadcast history of the holiday. However, not only were there other icons before him, Clark was not even the first host of his own New Year's Rockin' Eve.
As another new year arrives, we thought we'd take a flip through the channels of the past and remember the many TV hosts of New Year's Eve history.
With the advent of cable, the options proliferated greatly in the 1990s. We're going to stick with the classics, from the earliest days of broadcasting the ball drop to the dawn of the 1980s.
Which host did your family watch? Who was your favorite?