Mike Huckabee I grew up never missing Dick Clark's American Bandstand. It helped stimulate my love for music and introduce me to the greatest musical groups of my generation. One of my great thrills in life was having a phone conversation with him last year because a mutual friend said he watched my show on television and that I should call. There will never be another like him. He was the epitome of class and good manners. America has lost a hero.