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‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ To Hold First Countdown In Puerto Rico

By News Creatives Authors , in Business , at October 7, 2021


Tres, dos, uno: Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest will celebrate its 50th anniversary and ring in 2022 with its first-ever Spanish-language countdown broadcast live from Puerto Rico, Deadline reports

Key Facts

In addition to the Eastern time zone celebration in Times Square, where Seacrest will host the festivities, the Puerto Rican countdown will take place at 11 p.m. from the new Puerto Rico Convention Center and Distrito T-Mobile in San Juan. 

Crucial Quote

“This celebration not only allows Puerto Ricans to enjoy this great historic event; it also speaks to diverse communities around the world that our Island is ready to receive tourism and foster economic development,” said Puerto Rico’s Governor Pedro Pierluisi.

What To Watch For

Performers, co-hosts and other broadcast locations will be announced closer to the holiday.

Key Background

Seacrest, who has a net worth of $60 million and is #28 on Forbes list of the 100 highest paid celebrities, has helmed the ABC New Year’s Eve special for 17 years. Dick Clark died in 2012. Despite Pierluisi hoping the broadcast spotlight will inspire tourists to visit the island, last month the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designated Puerto Rico and several other Caribbean localities as “very high risk” for Covid-19 and recommended Americans “do not travel” to them. Currently, the U.S. territory is seeing “moderate” transmission of the virus, according to the CDC.

Further Reading

These Caribbean Islands Are On The CDC’s ‘Do Not Travel’ List—Here’s How Cruise Lines Navigate Covid’s Murky Waters (Forbes) 

What America Was Drinking On New Year’s Eve, According To Drizly (Forbes) 

Ryan Seacrest: The Wealthy Man Who Will Get $1 Million To Host ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ (Forbes)


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