After Pat's other show, "Wheel of Fortune" (1975) enjoyed a surge of popularity in the late 80's, he decided to try his hand at hosting a late-night talk show. The format was similar to "The Tonight Show" (1962), consisting of comedy monologues, celebrity guests and musical numbers. Although many well-known celebrities appeared on his show, in the end, Sajak was unable to compete with Johnny Carson and David Letterman. Written by
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When Rod Perth arrived in L.A. after getting promoted to an executive job at CBS, Perth's first mission was to try and save Sajak. Perth quickly discovered he was not going to get much help from the star. Sajak seemed unaccountably laid-back to Perth. Before he'd agreed to take the job, Sajak had made just one, very L.A. demand: He had to have a billboard of his face on Sunset Boulevard. See more
Referenced in The Late Shift