Fri, 06/15/2007

We'll Miss You Bob Barker!

Bob Barker has retired after 50+ years in television and 35 years as the host of The Price Is Right. The Archive wishes Bob a happy retirement!

Barker was interviewed by the Archive of American Television in 2000 and inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame in 2004. He was also saluted with a special evening at the Television Academy in March 2007.

Press the play button on the video below to see the Archive's Salute to Bob Barker featuring clips from his interview!

Interview Description:
Bob Barker began by talking about his childhood growing up on an Indian reservation in South Dakota. He described his work in radio which led him to be “cast” as the host of the game show Truth or Consequences, by show creator Ralph Edwards. Barker talked about his long run on Truth or Consequences in its network (1956-64) and syndicated (1966-74) runs. Barker then discussed in detail the show for which he is most associated, The Price Is Right, which he has hosted continually since 1972. Barker also talked about his other hosting duties on such programs as the “Miss USA Pageant” and “The Tournaments of Roses Parade,” as well as his animal rights activism. The interview was conducted by Fred Westbrook.

Click here to access the entire 7-part interview with Bob Barker.