Executive Producer Harry Friedman and hosts Pat Sajak, Vanna White and Alex Trebek to accept honor at annual NAB Show
Two of America’s most popular gameshows, “Wheel of Fortune” and “JEOPARDY!,” will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the new 2018 NAB Show Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner on Monday, April 9 in Las Vegas. The two syndicated hits have produced a combined 13,000+ episodes. They are both produced by Sony Pictures Television Studios and distributed by CBS Television Distribution.
“Broadcast television is home to America’s most beloved programming. Both ‘Wheel of Fortune’ and ‘JEOPARDY!’ have stood the test of time and represent the enduring power of broadcasting,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Television Marcellus Alexander. “NAB looks forward to honoring these legendary shows and their iconic producers and hosts in April.”
Reaching more than 25 million weekly viewers, “Wheel of Fortune” reaches more viewers than any other program on television. Created by Merv Griffin in 1975 as an NBC daytime show, it is based on the game “Hangman.” ”Wheel of Fortune” is currently celebrating its 35th season of syndication and is trademarked “America’s Game.”
Pat Sajak began hosting “Wheel of Fortune” in 1981 when it aired on network daytime television and continued through its syndication in 1983. Since then, he has earned three Emmy Awards, a People’s Choice Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Vanna White quickly became a household name when she was named co-host of “Wheel of Fortune” in 1982. Since her debut on the show, she has become a Guinness World Record Holder as “Most Frequent Clapper” and has also earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Both hosts have been with “Wheel of Fortune” through its entire 35 seasons in syndication.
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