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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 Himself - Host / ... (6,178 episodes, 1983-2016)
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 Herself - Hostess / ... (6,163 episodes, 1983-2016)
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 Himself - Announcer (4,215 episodes, 1988-2010)
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Pat Sajak hosts this game show, where contestants guess letters in mystery words and phrases. They win prizes based on results of spinning a wheel and guessing correctly to solve the mystery. Vanna White stars as the 'letter-turner.' Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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(1983 - )

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This nighttime edition was so popular and such a ratings machine that it caused the cancellations of many nighttime syndicated editions of daytime game shows, including Tic-Tac-Dough, The Joker's Wild, Name That Tune, and the former number one nighttime syndicated show, Family Feud. See more »

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[Closing announcement 1994-1995]
Announcer: [copyright screen appears/drumroll plays] "Wheel of Fortune" is produced by Columbia/Tristar Television. Distributed by KingWorld.
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Version of Wheel of Fortune (1989) See more »

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Composed by John Hoke & Frankie Blue
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I'm crazy about Wheel of Fortune!
9 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really like Wheel of Fortune. I watch it every night. I think the puzzles are interesting and everyone seems so nice and it is exciting when people win. I think Vanna is very pretty and I like to check out what she's wearing. Pat sometimes says funny things and keeps the game going. I also like playing the Wheel of Fortune TV game. I've won several million dollars and tons of prizes. Not really, of course, but in the virtual world I did. It's fun. I usually play this game in the morning when my mother is busy getting ready for the day. I really look forward to it and it is part of my regular routine. I would miss it if I couldn't do it. I can't do a lot of things that other kids my age do because I am in a wheelchair. I need some interesting things to pass the time and this is one of them.


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