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Best: Ryan Seacrest, "American Idol"
You may find him a little robotic, but like a pint-sized, ideology-free Mussolini, Ryan Seacrest makes the trains run on time. You almost can't overestimate the logistical challenges of keeping a lurching live behemoth running mostly in its assigned time period two nights per week for 13-and-counting seasons, but Ryan Seacrest has done it and he's done it without missing an episode while balancing an outside work-load that every single one of us would consider exhausting. Seacrest has proved especially valuable in recent seasons when he has been forced to establish instant-rapport with a revolving crew of judges and mentors (to say nothing of the regularly refreshing contestants). Seacrest's slick professionalism is sometimes boring, but it's also priceless.