I have no recollection of how this piece came to be. Did I know anyone at the LA Times editorial desk? How did someone there know that I was a lifelong fanatical devotee of “The Price Is Right”?
No clue why they thought to call me but I’m so glad they did.
This was a terrific chance to honor Bob Barker in the last week of his outstanding career. Bob sent me a note after this appeared that was every bit as gracious as you’d expect from such a gentleman. And I was invited to appear on “Talk of The Nation” with Neal Conan to discuss Price with all these NPR callers.