Dating game chuck barris
"The end of the show came because of me," he said in the TV Archive chat."I had a small nervous breakdown out there, doing strange things.Hosted by San Francisco radio personality Jim Lange, the program featured a bachelor or bachelorette asking three members of the opposite sex suggestive questions, then choosing one for a date.ABC's , produced by Barris and hosted by the cheeky Bob Eubanks, premiered in July 1966. His autobiography, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” was made into a film directed by George Clooney and starred Sam Rockwell as Barris.
Barris' task was to ascertain whether Clark was involved in the illegal practice of payola. If I left at 6 o'clock, what's to say he couldn't be doing anything nefarious for about a year, and his notes were presented before a House of Representatives subcommittee in Washington. His innate sense of Hollywood tribal behavior worked: Now people were getting back to him.
He formed the public company Chuck Barris Productions in 1968 and sold his shares in the firm to producer Burt Sugarman in a 1986 deal that valued the company at about million (5 million today). After working various odd jobs, including traveling around the country selling teleprompters, Barris moved to New York and became an NBC page.