Dick Clark, 1929-2012: 8 Memorable On-Air Moments

Sad day for broadcasting. Rest in peace Dick Clark. You will be missed.


Dick Clark, often called “the world’s oldest teenager,” passed away Wednesday at the age of 82. NewsFeed takes a look back at the on-air charm that made him a household name and beloved figure on America’s televisions.

Watch Clark introduce himself on a 1966 episode of American Bandstand. He began his hosting run on the show in 1957 and continued until 1989.

Clark was the subject of a 1959 episode of This Is Your Life. Guests included his parents, his friends and former employers.

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He was known for keeping cool on air, but still had his bloopers. Check out this crackup on The $25,000 Pyramid.

1973 marked Clark’s first New Year’s Eve broadcast. There wasn’t a countdown; instead, Clark called out, “it is 1973 as of…now!”

In 1982, Clark hosted a special remembering 30 years of Bandstand, reflecting his sense of…

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Counting down to TED2012: A roundup of guides, schedules and links

I can’t wait to see what comes out of this year’s conference! It’s going to be awesome!

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Building the stage for TED2012 at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center on Wednesday night. Photo: Jason Wishnow

It’s almost time for TED2012: Full Spectrum! On Monday at 1:30pm California time, our first pre-session begins with the remarkable TED Fellows conference. While the two sessions of the TED Fellows conference won’t be livestreamed, look for full coverage here on the TED Blog and livetweeting at @TEDNews. And you can download the fascinating TED Fellows guide >>

On Tuesday morning at 8:30am West Coast time, attendees will get up to speak to one another at TEDYou and TED University, two pre-conference sessions that have produced some of your favorite TED Talks, like Ric Elias’ “Three Things I Learned While My Plane Crashed” and Jessi Arrington’s “Wearing Nothing New.” Read the speaker programs for TEDYou and TED University >>

And on Tuesday morning, 11am West Coast…

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Face-Recognizing Billboard Shows Ads to Women Only

Very interesting! I’ve heard of billboards like this before. I just wonder how main stream this will become…


Sporting a Y chromosome? A new high-tech, outdoor billboard being tested in London won’t let you see its advertisements.

via Face-Recognizing Billboard Shows Ad to Women Only | NewsFeed | TIME.com.

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Mobile device ‘Ex-App’ designed to help with relationship blues

The "Ex-App" is designed to help those who have broken up with a significant other resist the urge to contact him or her. (Image Source: Apple iTunes)

There has been an application designed for smartphones and mobile devices that is attempting to help people with relationship blues.

The “Ex-App”, as it is called, can block you from calling, texting or e-mailing your ex. It can also track the number of consecutive days that you did not contact your ex.

Since it is Valentines Day next week, I wanted to pass along a HuffPost article about the “Ex-App”, and how romance is being connected to technology. (Thanks Professor Natt, for the link!)

Other interesting resources for those with relationship blues (or those who want good ideas for gifts, or even just a laugh) can be found at: