WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the passing of Bob Barker, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt:
"We are saddened by the loss of legendary television personality Bob Barker, a monumental figure in broadcasting whose career spanned nearly six decades. Originating in radio, Bob's seamless transition to television made him a household name, particularly through his 35-year tenure as the host of 'The Price Is Right.’
"A member of the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame, his contributions to the industry were not only groundbreaking but also set a high bar for excellence, extending beyond entertainment to include his advocacy for animal rights. As a standard-bearer for integrity and compassion, his legacy will continue to influence and inspire future generations in the broadcasting community."
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