I can rememeber when American Bandstand was on EVERY afternoon after school. (Mostly baby-sitters turning it on!) I always prefered the recorded versions, rather than the artist singing it live.
I remember one year working on the Viacom Building, 40th Floor in Times Square. I had a zoom camera that picked Dick's stage out of the crowd. On this freezing-cold night, I thought I had the better vantage point!
Dick Clark was a true professional, both talented and savvy.