Aug 5, 2011
On this day in 1957, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand was put on the ABC-TV afternoon schedule. However, the one thing they couldn’t do was disrupt an airing of the hugely popular Halfway through the American Bandstand show, Clark would tell listeners to come back for more of the show, but “right now ... here comes the Mouse!” The network would cut away from Philadelphia and show Walt Disney’s Mouseketeers. Following the show, American Bandstand would return for another 30 minutes. The show ran for thirty years.