"How would I like to be remembered? As the man who said, 'have your pets spayed or neutered.'"
About This Interview
In his over three-hour Archive interview, Bob Barker talks about his childhood growing up on an Indian reservation in South Dakota. He describes 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 talks about his long run on Truth or Consequences in its network and syndicated runs. Barker then discusses in detail the show for which he is most associated, The Price Is Right, which he hosted continuously from 1972 until the time of this interview (and eventually to 2007). Barker also talks about his other hosting duties on such programs as the Miss U.S.A. pageant and The Tournament of Roses Parade, as well as his animal rights activism. Fred Wostbrock conducted the interview on July 7, 2000 in Los Angeles, CA.