Archive for the ‘"Truth or Consequences"’ Category

"The Price Is Right" Is On DVD; Show Creator Bob Stewart’s Archive Interview Now Online

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

The Price Is Right has c’mon on out on DVD— 26 classic episodes. The Archive interviewed host and game show legend Bob Barker in 2000.

The Archive additionally interviewed the creator of The Price Is Right and many other classic game shows, Bob Stewart.

Click here to access Bob Stewart’s entire seven-part interview.

Interview Description:
Stewart spoke about his transition from radio to television, and his first television show, Songs for Sale. Stewart looked back on his association with producers Mark Goodson and Bill Todman (Goodson-Todman), which began in 1955. He talked about creating the game shows To Tell the Truth, The Price is Right and Password. He discussed the quiz show scandals and its impact on future game shows. Stewart commented on his continued success with his show The $10,000 Pyramid, which was later re-titled The $100,000 Pyramid. He discussed the importance of game show host selection, the qualities of a perfect contestant, and the key to creating a fun and successful game show.

We’ll Miss You Bob Barker!

Friday, June 15th, 2007

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.