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Posts Tagged ‘Bob Barker’

Animal Radio to Repeat Davy Jones’ Final Interview

When Davy Jones passed away on February 29, 2012, the Morro Bay, CA crew that puts together the wildly popular weekly show Animal Radio were faced with a dilemma. They had banked what turned out to be the actor and former Monkees lead singer’s last interview. The question suddenly became: Should the interview be aired?

The issue was put to a vote on the show’s Facebook page and buoyed by a resounding yes from fans, the Jones conversation was shared in April. For those who missed it, the entertaining interview with hosts Hal Abrams and Judy Francis will be repeated on the New Year’s Eve weekend edition of Animal Radio. From that telephone chat:

“I played Epcot Center’s Flower Power festival on Mother’s Day last year and I will again this year… I gave out T-shirts that say, ‘Davy knows your mother.’”

“It’s all changed of course. I went to see Peter Noone the night before at Epcot. They’re all getting old, these guys. I mean he sings, “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Walker.” And then Tony Orlando was there and he was singing, you know, “Knock Three Times on the Ceiling If You Hear Me Fall.”

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PETA’s Bob Barker Building Opens Thursday

It’s only fitting that the man who told us for years to spray and neuter our pets will have a PETA building named after him.

Former The Price is Right host Bob Barker donated $2.5 million to renovate a building for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in 2010.

Fast-forward two years later and PETA’s West Coast headquarters is ready for business.

The Bob Barker Building officially opens Thursday and the 88-year-old will be on hand for the grand opening of the new home to PETA’s media, marketing, youth outreach and campaign departments.

According to the Associated Press, the new building features, “a new art deco façade, a rebuilt public sidewalk and eco-friendly cork floors, and will have rooftop solar panels.”

FBLA Accosts John F. Harris in Green Room

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We cornered Editor-in-Chief and founder of Politico John F. Harris (pictured on the right, reporter Ben Smith on the left) in the green room between panels and between Blackberry texts to his wife. (She had a Bob Barker sighting at LAX). We asked Harris if Politico was still hiring reporters. He said that they were. They are currently hiring a reporter to cover the House.

We wanted to know why Politico has been so successful while other publications have been forced to layoff journalists. Harris said that he thinks it’s because Politico is geared toward a specific audience. He said that it’s the general interest publications that are struggling and that Politico is for a specific audience. And that the future of media is in niche markets.

Which is exactly what Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired, said at the Mediabistro Circus last spring.

The future is so niche that we can’t even have just one way of pronouncing ‘niche’.

Does Drew Carey Think the Price is Right?

This is a clip of a kid that had a pretty lucky day on the Price is Right. Our favorite is Drew Carey‘s reaction. Did Bob Barker ever jump with excitement?

Affecting Change, Saving Elephants From Being Encased In Soap

DSCI0046-1.jpgLos Angeles Times reporter Tony Barboza wrote about bubble craftsman Fan Yang’s planned attempt to place an elephant inside a soap bubble the Discovery Science Center.

Animal rights activists, including Bob Barker sent angry e-mails of protest, putting an end to the planned stunt.

One small score for journalism, one giant leap for elephant dignity.

LAT In 90 Seconds

32756213.jpgPETA Scores Dita: The latest in the long line of foxes conscripted by PETA, burlesque “artist” Dita Von Teese will teach you about spaying and neutering your pets in a way that Bob Barker never could.

32753557.jpgMilla Jovovich Is Pregnant: And not at all interested in talking about it. Bully for Sheigh Crabtree. She managed to turn four obviously hard-fought quotes into a whole story. She’d have had better luck hanging out with Samantha Harris & Co.

32756528.jpgHalo Vs. Spider-Man: Wanna read a really long story about the difference between the revenue generated by video games versus blockbuster movies? Be our guest.