WFGR Retrovision: ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Debuts 39 Years Ago!
“Wheel of Fortune” is the most-watched game show in the world.
More than 10 million viewers tune in to see Kelly from Fort Worth, Texas, win a trip to Fiji and $30,000 in the bonus round every night.
But long before Pat Sajak and Vanna White took spins on “Wheel” every night, it was Chuck Woolery.
Before Mr. 2 and 2 starred on “The Love Connection,” he was the first host of “Wheel of Fortune,” which started on NBC Jan. 6, 1975.
“Can I have a Vowel, Pat?”
Just look at this studio: