Tribute: Bob Barker Steps on Down

After a career of giving away appliances, The Price Is Right host and spaying-and-neutering advocate Bob Barker, 82, is hanging up his microphone next June.

Genial and just corny enough on camera, Barker is beloved, other than by pets hoping to leave a genetic legacy. For my money, The Price Is Right is the best game show in history. For 35 years it has made entertainment out of the survival skills of middle-class life--budgeting, saving, deciding what's a fair price for a dinette set. Its winners are not held up as better or smarter than the home audience, just luckier. By me,...

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