03.18.2008 12:00 AM
Bob Barker to be Inducted Into NAB Broadcasting Hall Of Fame
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 Monday, April 14 in Las Vegas.
“For 50 years, Bob Barker has been an enduring figure for millions of television viewers,” said NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr. “He has served as the familiar face for family-friendly programming, and we are proud to honor him for his contribution to broadcasting and American entertainment.”
Barker retired from “The Price is Right” in June 2007 after 35 years hosting one of the highest rated daytime shows during his reign. Named the “greatest game show of all time” by TV Guide, the series is the longest running game show in TV history.
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. Hailed as the most popular host of all time in a national poll, Barker has been named twice in the Guinness Book of Work Records as TV’s “Most Durable Performer” for more than 3,500 consecutive performances on “Truth or Consequences” and as the “Most Generous Host in Television History” for awarding $55 million in prizes on his various shows. Barker also is a recipient of the Carbon Mike Award from the Pioneer Broadcasters.
Previous NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductees include Ted Koppel, Regis Philbin, “Meet the Press,” “The Tonight Show,” “Saturday Night Live,” “M*A*S*H,” “60 Minutes,” “The Today Show,” and “Star Trek,” among others.