This just in….. According to Chad Mosher at that other blog, Team Griffin (Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak, and Vanna White) have renewed their contracts through the 2015-2016 season. To put this in perspective, Wheel began its syndicated run in 1983, with Jeopardy starting one year later. Pat was 36, Vanna was 28. Alex, in the meantime, was 44. The reason I point this out is because they’ve been doing this an awfully long time.
In the meantime, I now present the show that ultimately led to Wheel of Fortune, Shopper’s Bazaar. (Thanks go to gamelover1949 alias David Downs for his contribution.)
Happy 30th season, Wheel. Don’t forget to watch September 17th for the season premiere. It should be fun.