Coming on Down
Forget politics, here is today's big news:
Bob Barker is heading toward his last showcase, his final "Come on down."Talk about something you never ever expected to see, even if you knew it was physically impossible to avoid...of course, I can't imagine the poor sap who is going to have to replace him, especially after failed events like The New Price is Right. Is Rolf Bernischke available?
The silver-haired daytime-TV icon is retiring in June, he told the Associated Press today.
"I will be 83 years old on December 12," he said, "and I've decided to retire while I'm still young."
He'll hang up his microphone after 35 years as the host of "The Price Is Right" and 50 years overall in television.
Though he has been considering retirement for "at least 10 years," Barker said he has so much fun doing the show that he hasn't been able to leave.