Dick Clark and Me: An Interview Blast from the Past
When Dick Clark passed away recently, it hit me on so many levels. An American icon, gone. America’s Oldest Teenager, gone. My youth…well, that happened a few years back.
I went back into my archives of videos from days working for the fledging CNN/WTBS sister stations, and I found an interview with Dick Clark that I conducted when he was recording in Nashville and produced for an old TV magazine show called, “Winners.”
Back “in the day” we were producing pieces that were six minutes long and, at the same time, we’d struggle to squeeze everything into the story. We actually thought these pieces might even be too fast-paced for the viewer!
What a luxury it was to be able to let a story leisurely unwind and to be able to spend some time on a topic or reveal a person’s personality. Hope you enjoy this few minutes (don’t worry, it’s been edited down significantly) with the late, great Dick Clark.