With Bob Barker as its host, The Price Is Right debuted this week in 1972 on CBS. It was originally a half-hour show, and was sandwiched in between two other new game shows - The Joker's Wild and Gambit. Thought to be the weakest of the three new programs, it surpassed all original expectations and eventually expanded to its current hour format. Want to see how much its changed over the years? View the very first episode by clicking on the link below.

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