Twenty-five stories up, on the roof of One Times Square, the height can be a bit unsettling. But at 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31, millions of eyes will once again be fixed upon this spot.
Since 1907, the iconic Times Square Ball has dropped down the 77-foot pole here to mark the end of the old and the beginning of the new.
As the ball goes through final preparations for the big day, the hosts of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy, are also preparing for a bittersweet celebration - one that will be missing a very important person. For the first time in almost 40 years of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," there will be no Dick Clark.
First formally telecast on NBC on Dec. 31, 1972, Dick Clark took over hosting in 1975 and turned the event into an annual phenomenon. After a stroke kept Clark from hosting the 2005 celebration, Ryan Seacrest was brought on in 2006 as co-host.
"It'll be emotional for us," says Seacrest, "because he's not going to be with us Read More »from Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy Prepare for a Rockin' New Year's Eve