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Join The New Year’s Eve Celebration With CBS’ “Happy New Year, America” (1981 – 1982)

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“Happy New Year, America” was a CBS television special that came about to replace the Guy Lombardo’s New Year specials, as well as to try and compete against New York’s Rockin’ Eve hosted by Dick Clark. It first aired on December 31, 1979 and had it’s final airing on December 31, 1995.

Thanks to The 1980s Guy we have these clips uploaded from the New Year’s Eve celebrations from the ending of 1981 and the beginning of 1982, with none other than Donna Mills and Donny Osmond as hosts!


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