The Dick Clark tributes begin


Dick Clark was a master of many things, you know. That ranged from producing award shows to spotting and spotlighting pop talent.

And there's one more: Clark was an excellent game-show host. He was nominated for 10 daytime Emmys for best game host, winning three times. So it's logical that Clark tributes are coming from GSN (formerly Game Show Network).

Prior to that, one of the first tributes was on tonight's "American Idol," about five hours after news arrived of his death of a heart attack at 82. Ryan Seacrest -- who has been taking most of Clark's New Year's Eve duties -- had brief and emotional words. (More on the rest of the show later tonight.)

Now comes GSN, which has lots of "Pyramid" reruns. It's adding an extra hour Saturday and putting a Clark tribute into each half-hour, over the next three days.

During those days, "Pyramid" airs at 3 a.m., plus: 10:30 a.m. Thursday and Friday; 7 p.m. to midnight Friday; noon to 1 p.m. Saturday.

 

William