Price is Right

Something every college student and elderly person alive in the 1990s had to do. Here’s my analysis from a story I wrote for The Temple News.

Your chance to enjoy one of the great American college experiences will soon be lost. Bob Barker, the legendary host of the famed game show “The Price is Right”, is set to retire in June. For 35 years, he was the first and only host of the lone show that could bring together the elderly and those college students who could wake up for its 11 a.m. time slot.

When Barker decided to retire in October 2006, I knew that, though I hadn’t watched the show in years, I had to see one of our country’s great cultural institutions before he left. I had been out of the country and traveling, but I finally found an opportunity (and a few hundred dollars) to book a plane ticket and hotel in Los Angeles.

I requested a ticket for “The Price is Right” online and, with a provisional audience ticket in hand, I was ready. [Source]

I even was spotted on national TV, hugging a chap who went screaming to play the game. Oh, what a joy. I will soon get video up.

Photo from Sodahead.

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