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Wheel of Fortune 

Hosted by Pat Sajak, this game show features 3 contestants who try to solve a puzzle by spinning the wheel and guessing letters in a word or phrase.

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Contestants guess hidden phrases by guessing letters one at a time. Contestants win money or prizes, as determined by a spin of the wheel, for each correct consonant they guess. But they have to pay to see what vowels are in a puzzle. The contestant that has amassed the most winnings at the end of a game goes on to play the bonus round, in which the player can win even more -- prizes frequently seen in the bonus round include automobiles, vacations and more cash. Written by Jwelch5742

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(1983 - )

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Trivia

In an interview, Vanna White was asked how she got the job. She says that she was one of roughly 200 women to audition and she was the last one. She was only required to do what she does in the show which is to walk gracefully from one side of the room to the other and simply turn the letters without making a mistake. She performed it flawlessly and was hired. But she believes that the real reason she got the job was because she was the last woman to audition and the producers were simply tired and ready for the audition process to be over. See more »

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[Closing announcement 1992-1994]
Announcer: Merv Griffin Enterprises produces...
[drumroll/copyright screen]
Announcer: "Wheel of Fortune." Distributed by KingWorld.
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Composed by Steve Kaplan
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Television's spin of fun every weeknight

I have loved the Wheel of Fortune show, ever since Chuck Woolery first hosted it with Susan Stafford as lovely assistant; It was a joy to sit at the television and challenge your skills. There have been many changes to the show's original format,but it still is wonderful to experience a victory solving the bonus puzzle.Pat Sajak and Vanna White are a great team and make the show fun and exciting.Miss White is sparkling with her personality, and Mr. Sajak has a warm mannerism about him that you can trust.What is amazing is that this show is like the simple game of hangman!I think it is remarkable how a popular show came about through a child's game.I really Love It.


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