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New Year's Eve shows downplay terrorism jitters on one of TV's most competitive nights

New Year's Eve shows downplay terrorism jitters on one of TV's most competitive nights

This will be the ninth New Year's Eve in a row that Kathy Griffin has broadcast live from the teeming crowds in New York's Times Square with her CNN cohost Anderson Cooper, and she's not about to have the party spoiled by the widespread jitters over recent terrorism attacks in Paris and San Bernardino.

"I'm just so used to being a target that I'm actually not one bit afraid," Griffin joked in a phone interview. She then took a dig at her competing Times Square host on ABC's "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve": "If Ryan Seacrest can do it, I can do it."

Over the last few years, New Year's Eve has become one of the...

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