Saturday, June 9, 2007

Bob Barker Takes a Bow

Daytime-television icon Bob Barker taped his last episode of The Price Is Right Wednesday, capping a 50-year broadcasting career—35 of them spent on the classic game show—surrounded by die-hard fans, some who traveled thousands of miles and camped out by CBS Television City to ensure a seat for the silver-haired emcee's final bow.

(Although a few of the people lined up outside pondered whether there might be a super-special prize or a brand-new car for every audience member on what promised to be a particularly memorable day, anyway.)

"I'd rather win a couch from Bob Barker than a million dollars from Howie Mandel," NASA engineer Mark Dub, who flew in from Houston, told the Associated Press outside the studio. "He's part of American culture."

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