Bob Barker to be Inducted Into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame
Nov 13, 2007 10:32 AM
Washington - Nov 2, 2007 - Bob Barker, retired host of the CBS game show The Price is Right, will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB Show Television Luncheon on April 14 during NAB2008. Barker retired from The Price is Right in June 2007 after 35 years as the show's host. Named the "greatest game show of all time" by TV Guide, the series is the longest running game show in TV history and has been one of the highest-rated daytime shows during Barker's reign.
In addition to receiving the Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award for Daytime Television, Barker has won a total of 19 Emmy awards, including 14 as TV host, more than any other performer.
Barker attended school at Drury College, where he first took a job at a local radio station to help finance his studies as an economics major. After graduating summa cum laude, Barker worked for a radio station in Palm Beach before hosting his own radio program, The Bob Barker Show, in Los Angeles. The show's success led to a job as host of the popular TV show, Truth or Consequences, which Barker hosted for 18 years.
Previous NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame television inductees include NBC's Meet the Press, Regis Philbin, The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, Ted Koppel, MASH, 60 Minutes, The Today Show and Star Trek, among others.