LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — “The Price is Right” has stood the test of time and captivated audiences for generations.
The game show — now the longest running in television history — will celebrate 40 years on Tuesday.
Melissa McCarty, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, offered a sneak peek into the game show’s milestone, which airs at 10 a.m. on Sept. 4 on CBS2.
Uliana Leovao was among the winners from years past who were invited to come back for the anniversary.
She told McCarty that she’s been watching the show since its inception in 1972. Then, in 2002, she was a contestant.
From Bob Barker’s legendary imprint on the stage to Drew Carey filling his shoes and making his own mark, audience members continue to be the stars of the show.
Over the years, it’s grown more outrageous and each player has a life altering moment.
“The energy here in this room is insane. I love coming to work. I feel great when I’m here and I feel great when I leave. I get a little dose of happiness,” said show host Drew Carey.
Stan Blitz is the man who makes the split-second decision on who gets chosen.
“I look for energy, sincerity, excitement,” Blitz said. “I think it’s like going to the circus every day. It’s like a big carnival atmosphere. It’s a really fun gig. I would say I won the job lotto.”
Through every win or loss, each contestant has a story to take home.
From prizes and cash to even traveling the world, fans have stayed loyal, lining up daily hoping their name is called and their price… is right.