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In this show, a single woman would be given a choice of three bachelors whom she could talk with, but not see.
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Barris writes that after chaperoning a winning couple from on their dream date in some foreign capital, he'd slip away, blow somebody's brains out, and then head back to Los Angeles to contend with those A-holes at the network. Barris says he received an award from the CIA "for outstanding service," which provoked him to muse about "the strange dichotomy of being crucified by my peers for attempting to entertain people and lauded by my peers for killing them." So, Russ, getting back to your question: Is Chuck Barris a fraud? A fraud is somebody who expects people to believe his crazy bullshit.
And you want to know if maybe he's making some of this up. If doubts remain on this score, King Kaufman points out the following in an article posted to (you'll find it in the archive): (a) in 1993 Barris published another memoir, , in which he says nothing about the CIA or, for that matter, his previous book, and (b) over the years Barris has given varying accounts concerning his age, the manner in which he proposed to one of his wives, and so on.
Looking back at it, I let my ego get in the way of my decision making and it was a terrible mistake.