"Once you cause somebody at home to talk to the television set aloud, even by himself or herself, then you've got a good game show."
About This Interview
In his three-hour Archive interview,Bob Stewart (1920 - 2012) speaks about his transition from radio to television, and his first television show, "Songs for Sale." In 1955, Stewart began his association with producers Mark Goodson and Bill Todman (Goodson-Todman). He talks about creating the game shows To Tell the Truth, The Price is Right and Password. He discusses the quiz show scandals and its impact on future game shows. Stewart continued his success with his show The $10,000 Pyramid, which was later re-titled The $100,000 Pyramid. He discusses the importance of game show host selection, the qualities of a perfect contestant, and the key to creating a fun and successful game show. The interview was conducted by Fred Wostbrock conducted the interview in Los Angeles, CA on September 11, 1998.