Robert William Barker is a retired American television game show host. He is known for hosting CBS's The Price Is Right from 1972 to 2007, making it the longest-running daytime game show in North American television history, he is known for hosting Truth or Consequences from 1956 to 1974. Born in Darrington, Washington, to modest circumstances, Barker enlisted in the United States Navy during World War II, he worked part-time in radio. In 1950, he moved to California, he was given his own radio The Bob Barker Show, which ran for six years. Barker began his game show career in 1956, hosting Consequences. From there, he hosted various game shows, the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants from 1967 to 1987, giving him the distinction of being the longest-serving host of these pageants, he began hosting The Price Is Right in 1972. When his wife Dorothy Jo died, he became an advocate for animal rights and of animal-rights activism, supporting groups such as the United Activists for Animal Rights and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
In 2007, he retired from hosting The Price Is Right after celebrating his 50-year career on television. Barker was born on December 12, 1923, in Darrington and spent most of his youth on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in Mission, South Dakota; the U. S. Indian Census Rolls, 1885–1940, list Barker as an official member of the Sioux tribe, his mother, Matilda Valandra, was a school teacher. Barker is one-eighth Sioux. Barker attended Drury College in Missouri, on a basketball scholarship, he was a member of the Epsilon Beta chapter of Sigma Nu fraternity at Drury. On the outbreak of World War II, Barker served in the United States Navy as a fighter pilot. However, the war ended. After the war, he returned to Drury to finish his education, graduating summa cum laude with a degree in economics. While attending college in Drury, Barker worked his first "media job", at KTTS-FM Radio, in Springfield, he and his wife left Springfield and moved to Lake Worth, he was news editor and announcer at nearby WWPG 1340 AM in Palm Beach.
In 1950, Barker moved to California. He was given his own radio The Bob Barker Show, which ran for the next six years from Burbank, he was hosting an audience-participation radio show on KNX in Los Angeles when game show producer Ralph Edwards happened to be listening and liked Barker's voice and style. Barker started hosting Truth or Consequences on December 31, 1956, continued with the program until 1974. In 1971, Barker was tapped to host a pilot for NBC entitled Simon Says, which required him to interact with a giant computer called "Simon" in Let's Make A Deal-style "trades"; the pilot was produced by Wesley J. Cox of DUNDAS Productions, its theme was "The Savers". There is at least one clip of the pilot on the video sharing website YouTube. In early 1972, Mark Goodson and Bill Todman began shopping a modernized revival of The Price Is Right to stations, with Dennis James as host. CBS expressed interest in the series, on one condition: instead of James, Barker would be installed as host. After some initial resistance, Barker instead offered to host another upcoming CBS game show, Jack Barry's The Joker's Wild to allow James to host Price, but CBS rejected this proposal.
On September 4, 1972, Barker began hosting the CBS revival of The Price Is Right. On October 15, 1987, Barker did what other MCs never did then: renounced hair dye and began wearing his hair gray, its natural color by that time. On October 31, 2006, Barker made his announcement that he would retire from The Price Is Right in June 2007, he taped his final episode on June 6, 2007, with the show airing twice on June 15. After his retirement, Barker made, he first appeared on the episode that aired on April 16, 2009 to promote his new autobiography, Priceless Memories. He appeared in the Showcase round at the end of the show. Barker made another guest appearance on the show to celebrate his 90th birthday celebration, which aired on December 12, 2013, he announced a contestant for the first time on the show, along with one showcase. Barker made a surprise appearance on April 1, 2015, for an April Fools' Day switch where he took Drew's place at the show's intro, he hosted the first one bid and pricing game of that day before handing the hosting duties back to Drew.
On September 16, 1999, Barker was in Washington, D. C. to testify before Congress regarding HR 2929: the Captive Elephant Accident Prevention Act, the proposed legislation that would ban elephants from traveling shows. While preparing for the presentation, Barker experienced what he called "clumsiness" in his right hand, he was admitted to George Washington University Hospital and diagnosed with a blocked left carotid artery. Barker underwent carotid endarterectomy to remove the blockage; the procedure went well enough. Three years Barker had two additional health crises after taping the 30th-season finale of The Price is Right. While lying in the sun on May 30, 2002, he was hospitalized.
The 51st FIFA Congress was held between 6 and 8 June 1998, at the Equinox congress hall in Paris, just before the start of the 1998 FIFA World Cup. It was the last biannual meeting of the international governing body of association football FIFA, since 1998 the congress has been held on an annual basis; the congress saw the election of Joseph "Sepp" Blatter as the 8th President of FIFA who succeeded João Havelange. Havelange had held the presidency since 1974. Voting for the presidential election took more than three hours, with the Swedish football administrator and president of the European football governing body UEFA Lennart Johansson considered the favourite to win. Johansson's rival was the Swiss-German football executive Joseph "Sepp" Blatter, an executive at the Swiss watch manufactures Longines and had served as the general secretary of FIFA since 1981; the first round of voting in the election did not produce an immediate victor, with Blatter receiving 111 votes to Johansson's 80, but Johansson conceded victory.
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Große Bleichen are an upmarket shopping street in the Neustadt quarter of Hamburg, Germany. Große Bleichen are located in the Passagenviertel, a busy shopping district including some luxury brands, it leads from Jungfernstieg on Lake Binnenalster in the direction of the Großneumarkt square, the center of Neustadt quarter, crossing the streets of Heuberg/Bleichenbrücke. At Axel Springer square, the street is continued by the street of Wexstraße. At Große Bleichen there are many shop-fronts and passage entrances, including Hamburger Hof, Hanse-Viertel, Galleria and Bleichenhof; some restaurants and cafés can be found here as well. Ohnsorg theatre was located here until it moved to its new location near Hauptbahnhof in 2011. Hamburg public libraries had their central library at the street from 1986 to 2004, when it moved to Hühnerposten near the main station; the street was built in 1718, the name was first recorded in 1732. "Bleichen" means to bleach, Hamburg residents bleached their linen on the nearby fields, commercial bleachers could be found near the street.
Neuer Wall List of leading shopping streets and districts by city Große Bleichen at Hamburg.de