Richard Wagstaff Clark was an American radio and television personality, television producer and film actor, as well as a cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1957 to 1988. He hosted the game show Pyramid and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, which transmitted Times Square's New Year's Eve celebrations; as host of American Bandstand, Clark introduced roll to many Americans. The show gave many new music artists their first exposure to national audiences, including Iggy Pop, Ike & Tina Turner, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, Talking Heads, Simon & Garfunkel and Madonna. Episodes he hosted were among the first in which blacks and whites performed on the same stage, among the first in which the live studio audience sat without racial segregation. Singer Paul Anka claimed that Bandstand was responsible for creating a "youth culture". Due to his perennially youthful appearance and his teenaged audience of American Bandstand, Clark was referred to as "America's oldest teenager" or "the world's oldest teenager".
In his off-stage roles, Clark served as Chief Executive Officer of Dick Clark Productions. He founded the American Bandstand Diner, a restaurant chain modeled after the Hard Rock Cafe. In 1973, he created and produced the annual American Music Awards show, similar to the Grammy Awards. Clark suffered a stroke in December 2004. With speech ability impaired, Clark returned to his New Year's Rockin' Eve show a year on December 31, 2005. Subsequently, he appeared at the 58th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2006, every New Year's Rockin' Eve show through the December 31, 2011 episode, he died at the age of 82, following prostate surgery. Clark was born and raised in Mount Vernon, New York, to Richard Augustus Clark and Julia Fuller Clark, née Barnard, his only sibling, elder brother Bradley, a World War II P-47 Thunderbolt pilot, was killed in the Battle of the Bulge. Clark attended A. B. Davis High School in Mount Vernon, where he was an average student. At the age of 10, Clark decided to pursue a career in radio.
In pursuit of that goal, he attended Syracuse University, graduating in 1951 with a degree in advertising and a minor in radio. While at Syracuse, he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. In 1945, Clark began his career working in the mailroom at WRUN, an AM radio station in Rome, New York, owned by his uncle and managed by his father, he was asked to fill in for the vacationing weatherman, within a few months he was announcing station breaks. While attending Syracuse, Clark worked at WOLF-AM a country music station. After graduation, he returned to WRUN for a short time. After that, Clark got a job at the television station WKTV in New York, his first television-hosting job was on Cactus Dick and the Santa Fe Riders, a country-music program. He replaced Robert Earle as a newscaster. In addition to his announcing duties on radio and television, Clark owned several radio stations. From 1964 to 1978, he owned KPRO in California under the name Progress Broadcasting. In 1967, he purchased KGUD-AM-FM in California.
In 1952, Clark moved to Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, where he took a job as a disc jockey at radio station WFIL, adopting the Dick Clark handle. WFIL had an affiliated television station with the same call sign, which began broadcasting a show called Bob Horn's Bandstand in 1952. Clark was responsible for a similar program on the company's radio station, served as a regular substitute host when Horn went on vacation. In 1956, Horn was subsequently dismissed. On July 9, 1956, Clark became the show's permanent host. Bandstand was picked up by the ABC television network, renamed American Bandstand, debuted nationally on August 5, 1957; the show took off, due to Clark's natural rapport with the live teenage audience and dancing participants as well as the "clean-cut, non-threatening image" he projected to television audiences. As a result, many parents were introduced to roll music. According to Hollywood producer Michael Uslan, "he was able to use his unparalleled communication skills to present rock'n roll in a way, palatable to parents."In 1958, The Dick Clark Show was added to ABC's Saturday night lineup.
By the end of year, viewership exceeded 20 million, featured artists were "virtually guaranteed" large sales boosts after appearing. In a surprise television tribute to Clark in 1959 on This Is Your Life, host Ralph Edwards called him "America’s youngest starmaker," and estimated the show had an audience of 50 million. Clark moved the show from Philadelphia to Los Angeles in 1964; the move was related to the popularity of new "surf" groups based in southern California, including The Beach Boys and Jan and Dean. The show ran daily Monday through Friday until 1963 weekly on Saturdays until 1988. Bandstand was revived in 1989, with David Hirsch taking over hosting duties. By the time of its cancellation, the show had become the longest-running variety show in TV history. In the 1960s, the show's emphasis changed from playing records to including live performers. During this period, many of the leading rock groups of the 1960s had their first exposure to nationwide audiences. A few of the many artists introduced were Ike and Tina Turner, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Garfunkel, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Bobby F
Prisoner Zero is an Australian animated children's sci-fi, action-adventure series produced by Planet 55 Studios. Planet 55 Studios was in reality part of the Big Finish group of companies. Many of the actors involved in the audio drama released by Big Finish Productions Limited had agreed through their contracts for release of their work on compact disc, yet not in digital download format, which required an additional fee to be paid to them all. Prisoner Zero follows their mysterious friend Prisoner Zero. Tag and Gem have a mission to free those enslaved across the cosmos from the evil Imperium, led by General Vykar; the series follows two teen heroes and Gem, with their friend, the title character Prisoner Zero. They must stop the Imperium, who have enslaved humanity through a digital system, the Bioweve, by freeing the population and stop the evil General Vykar. Prisoner Zero: a mysterious man, the friend of Tag and Del, his memory has been wiped by the Imperium multiple times. Voiced by Alexander Vlahos.
Del Rev: a reckless rebel, married to Bowi. Voiced by John Schwab. In a previous incarnation, executive produced by Austen Atkinson, Robert Firth portrayed Del Rev in 4 episodes, he was unavailable for the reboot. Gem Coll: a feisty 14-year-old girl who stole the ship Rogue from Cav Anaton, her parents died when she was young, she thinks of Del and Bowi as her dads. Tag Anaton: a 14-year-old boy, reluctant to join the crew of the Rogue, he is the son of a prominent Imperium family and acts like a spoiled brat, but his hacking genius has helped the crew on multiple occasions. Guardian: an android programmed to protect Tag Anaton, he was integrated with the Rogue's AI system. Librarian: an 8-foot-tall blue alien wizard that lives in the bowels of the ship. Although he develops a close friendship with Zero, he has motives of his own. Voiced by Gary Martin. General Rakshiff Vykar: the main series villain, he is willing to destroy anyone who gets in his way. The series was first pitched to the ABC in 2012 as a replacement for Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
The show would be the first to have its animation produced in Australia. The show's storytelling was influenced by a mix of traditional western storytelling like Avatar: The Last Airbender and Doctor Who, with the animation style influenced by Japanese anime. Gary Russell served as the executive producer and lead writer with Josh Campbell as series producer and director. Although no information regarding a second series has been released, the series finale as well as comments by Campbell imply that one was at least planned at some point; the first DVD "Rogue" was released as a Region 4 single disc on 2 November 2016 by ABC in Australia. The second release "History" was released as a Region 4 single disc on 1 February 2017 by ABC in Australia; the third release "The Codec" was released as a Region 4 single disc on 7 June 2017 by ABC in Australia. List of Australian television series Prisoner Zero on IMDb
Arkansas Highway 287 is a designation for two state highways in Conway County. One segment of 4.84 miles runs east–west from Arkansas Highway 9 near Morrilton east to Arkansas Highway 92. A second segment of 9.03 miles runs north–south connecting Highway 9 to Arkansas Highway 95. AR 287 begins at AR 9 just north of Morrilton and an interchange with Interstate 40; the route runs past the Oak Grove Cemetery before terminating at AR 92 north of Plumerville. A second segment of 9.03 miles runs north–south connecting Highway 9 to Arkansas Highway 95. The road is two–lane undivided for its entire length; the highway begins at the unincorporated community of Solgohachia at Highway 9. AR 287 heads north through the communities of McClaren and Lanty before it terminates at AR 95; the road is two–lane undivided for its entire length. The entire route is in Conway County. Solgohachia Bridge, bridge listed on the National Register of Historic Places near Solgohachia