Syracuse University naming studio for Dick Clark

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FILE - In this April 20, 2002 file photo, Dick Clark, host of the American Bandstand television show, introduces entertainer Michael Jackson on stage during taping of the show's 50th anniversary special in Pasadena, Calif. Syracuse University is naming a renovated broadcast studio on its campus for the late television producer and host, Dick Clark. The university announced Wednesday that Clark's name will grace one of the three buildings of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Clark is a Syracuse alumnus and his family donated to the $18 million renovation project, which is scheduled to be done in September 2014. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
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FILE - In this April 20, 2002 file photo, Dick Clark, host of the American Bandstand television show, introduces entertainer Michael Jackson on stage during taping of the show's 50th anniversary special in Pasadena, Calif. Syracuse University is naming a renovated broadcast studio on its campus for the late television producer and host, Dick Clark. The university announced Wednesday that Clark's name will grace one of the three buildings of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Clark is a Syracuse alumnus and his family donated to the $18 million renovation project, which is scheduled to be done in September 2014. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Syracuse University is naming a renovated broadcast studio on its campus for the late television producer and host Dick Clark.

Clark's family donated $5 million to rebuild the studio at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and his alma mater announced Wednesday that it will bear his name. The $18 million renovation is scheduled to be done in September 2014.

The studio was state of the art when it was constructed in 1974. But Dean Lorraine Branham says it is now putting the journalism school's radio and television broadcasting programs at a competitive disadvantage. The renovation will make production studios and classroom space fully digital.

Clark graduated from Syracuse in 1951 and went on to host "American Bandstand" and run a busy television production studio in California.

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