Famous game show host Bob Eubanks visits valley to host “America’s Greatest Game Shows”

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Residents had a chance to become contestants and win prizes.
LEWISTON, ID - Thousands of people were given the unique opportunity over last weekend to meet a nine time Emmy Award winner.

Reporter Sophia Miraglio sat down one-on-one with Bob Eubanks and tells us what the Newlywed Game Show host has been doing since the show and what his plans are for the future.

It's a packed house at the Clearwater River Casino as countless people are trying to win some money. Bob Eubanks proves that he's still got it as the host of Americas Greatest Game Shows.

"Everybody wants their 15 minutes and everybody gets on stage wins a prize," said Eubanks. "And we traveled the show, this particular show for about three years and we played Vegas for about seven months with it."

And while Americas Greatest Game Shows is a success Eubanks is best known for being the host of The Newlywed Game.

It was 1966 when the first episode of The Newlywed Game aired, an instant American classic was born.

"The first day we went on the air CBS and NBC covered a speech by a politician and the Newlywed premiered with Super Bowl numbers and bingo I had a hit television show," said Eubanks.

This hit gave the world one of the first tastes of reality television as it put married couples against each other in a way to determine how well they know their spouse.

"The Newlywed Game was a comedy show that happened to have a game and Chuck Burres who was the executive producer figured out very quickly that the funniest people in the world are John and Mary Jones, people out on the street," said Eubanks.

His favorite contestant is a perfect example of that.

So what does the future hold for someone with such an impressive past...be prepared to expect the unexpected.

"Well I'm getting ready to do a thing for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl, I'm getting ready to do a big presentation there," said Eubanks. "What else we're going to produce a children's soccer movie, we've got a marvelous script it's called 'The Good The Bad and The Goalie. And before I die I want to produce Merle Haggard's life story because his life story is magical."

Eubanks received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame back in 2000.