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President Obama

Dick Clark Changed Television

... FOREVER

4/18/2012 3:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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President Barack Obama has released a statement on the passing of Dick Clark ... praising the entertainment mogul as an innovator who "reshaped the television landscape forever."

 "With `American Bandstand,' he introduced decades' worth of viewers to the music of our time," Obama said.

He added, "[Clark] reshaped the television landscape forever as a creative and innovative producer and, of course, for 40 years, we welcomed him into our homes to ring in the New Year."

"But more important than his groundbreaking achievements was the way he made us feel -- as young and vibrant and optimistic as he was."

"As we say a final `so long' to Dick Clark, America's oldest teenager, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends -- which number far more than he knew."

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John    

I wonder what fast thinking staffer came up with this?

880 days ago
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Ball`s has no Ball`s    

Two ***** how nice.

880 days ago
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melissa    

Will the REAL Dick-PLEASE stand up?

880 days ago
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tmk2012    

The above comments on this post only prove their ignorance and state of immaturity. Unbelievably disappointing...

880 days ago
5.

Seldombinlaid    

What no comment from him on Kim running for Mayor? And her Jack ass Boy friend.

880 days ago
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Kim    

Who cares what Obama thinks about this? Why doesn't he do his job instead? TMZ propping up Oblamo as usual.

880 days ago
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Abe    

Dick Clark changed television, much like Obama has changed the U.S. Of course, Dick Clark made a positive change, and Obama is ruining this country.

x

880 days ago
8.

Vanessa    

Obama 2012..................nuff said.!

880 days ago
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Me    

Oh good, Obama commented on Dick Clarks death, and TMZ was the first to report it.... **yawwwnnn**


Seriously TMZ ? Really ? This is about as exciting as Angelina's new ring !

880 days ago
10.

Tony Chliek    

Obama didn't release ****, his lackies did. Worse president since Clinton.

880 days ago
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Stormy    

Who gives a rats ass what this moron thinks anyways, and doesn't he have much more important things to do besides make comments about celebs.

880 days ago
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Ball`s has no Ball`s    

THE COUNTRY WENT INTO THE BLACK TIME TO TAKE IT BACK.BYE BYE OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!2012

880 days ago
13.

itsnoise    

Obama 2012 !!! All you Obama haters suck dees knutts.

880 days ago
14.

Ran    

Obama is a SCOAMF.

880 days ago
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LIN    

Who gives a **** what Obama thinks?

880 days ago
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