Sunday, December 15, 2019

WHICH COST MORE — TIMES SQUARE BILLBOARDS OR SUPER BOWL ADS?

December 28, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Following a report in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal that billboards in New York’s Times Square can cost advertisers as much as $3.6 million a year, Advertising Age has chimed in by comparing those rates to those charged for a 30-second Super Bowl ad, largely thought to be the most expensive ad buys of all. AdAge […]

30 YEARS OF AMERICAN BANDSTAND KEPT UNDER WRAPS

June 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ever wonder why some of the thousands of musical performances from Dick Clark’s American Bandstand that are easily accessed on YouTube are not available on TV? The reason was suggested in a Los Angeles Times article over the weekend that noted the legal complexity of gaining the musical rights to the performances on the show, […]

DICK CLARK DEAD OF HEART ATTACK

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Dick Clark, the host of American Bandstand from 1957 to 1989 and the producer of countless television shows and specials including the annual Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, the American Music Awards, and the Golden Globe Awards, has died at age 82. Initial reports indicated that he suffered a massive heart attack after undergoing […]

CLARK ACCUSED OF REWRITING BANDSTAND‘S RACIAL HISTORY

February 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Dick Clark’s frequent claim that he integrated American Bandstand in the 1950s because “it was the right thing to do” is being challenged in a new book by a Scripps College professor. In The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia, Matt Delmont, an […]

HUGE RATINGS FOR ABC’S NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOWS

January 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

You’d have to go back to December 31, 1999, the eve of the millennium, to find a New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show that attracted more viewers than Saturday’s on ABC. The 11:35-12:32 segment of the nearly night-long telecast attracted 22.6 million viewers. Numbers were boosted by the appearance of Lady Gaga, delivering a greatest-hits medley, […]