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• Dick Clark, who was a television pioneer with “American Bandstand,” a pop cultural mainstay with his “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” broadcasts from Times Square, a game show host, businessman and television producer responsible for more than 7,500 hours of television, died yesterday. He was 84, and since 2004 had struggled with the impact of a stroke that made it hard for him to speak, though he reportedly remained active behind the scenes.
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