The 'New Year's Rockin' Eve event on ABC has a lengthy history.
Dick Clark took over as host of the show in 1974. Clark suffered a stroke in December 2004, and Regis Philbin took over as host at the last minute. Clark officially gave over hosting responsibilities to Ryan Seacrest in 2005.
Not all the useful DNA in your chromosomes comes from your ancestors some of it was borrowed from elsewhere.