Originally Posted by bobby94928
Maybe it is simply his way to keep himself going. He has been on TV for nearly 53 years, and it's probably all that is keeping him alive....
Dick Clark is indeed a legend and, like many, I found his return to the New Years Eve telecast for the first time after his stroke inspirational. Even though it was painful to watch, it was the right thing to do and showed tremendous courage. He has no doubt been a role model to many.
However, last night was simply very difficult to watch. Dick should continue to be part of the telecast as long as he wants and is able, but an even more limited speaking role would be best and, please, no more of his doing the countdown.