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Roger Kurt Dobkowitz (born July 30, 1945 in San Franciscomarker, Californiamarker) is the head of his own production company in Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his 24-year tenure as a producer of the CBS game show The Price is Right. He graduated from San Francisco State Universitymarker in 1972 after completing a thesis, An Historical Study of Prime-Time Network Audience Participation Shows 1948-1968. He currently writes a blog that reviews current and past movies.

Other game shows that he has been involved with are Family Feud, the original Double Dare, Now You See It, and the 1970s edition of Match Game. Dobkowitz's sister-in-law, Karen Wohlmuth, is the current production manager of the The Price is Right.

The Price Is Right

Dobkowitz started as a member of the production staff with The Price is Right when the show debuted in 1972 and later became one of its producers in 1984. He created eighteen of the show's pricing games (one of which, Gas Money, debuted after his departure). He was also influential in the show's automobile restriction that until 2008 permitted automobiles and trucks from only three American manufacturers — General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler — to be offered as prizes. He won five Emmy Awards for his work on the show.

Bob Barker would often ask Dobkowitz when the last time an unusual event in the show's history took place. This became such a frequent occurrence toward the end of Barker's tenure that a Showcase skit once featured Dobkowitz reading from a fake book entitled "Roger, when was the last time that happened?" The Official T.P.I.R. Record Book.

Dobkowitz left the show in 2008. Variety reported that it was unclear whether he retired or was fired.

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