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Chuck Woolery campaigns for Chris McDaniel in Mississippi

Chuck Woolery campaigns for Chris McDaniel in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss., June 17 (UPI) --Mississippi Tea Party senate candidate Chris McDaniel has a new ally in his primary campaign against incumbent Thad Cochran: game show host Chuck Woolery.
Matt Bradwell
Worst 'Wheel of Fortune' guess ever?

Worst 'Wheel of Fortune' guess ever?

BURBANK, Calif., June 5 (UPI) --A "Wheel of Fortune" contestant was trying to solve a puzzle in the "Song Lyrics" category, but his guess wasn't even close to being right or making sense.
Evan Bleier
Ann Coulter defends 'global warming deniers'

Ann Coulter defends 'global warming deniers'

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) --Ann Coulter defended "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak's tweet on climate change and suggested those who disagree with liberals are being trashed.
Frances Burns
'Wheel of Fortune' host Pat Sajak says 'global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists'

'Wheel of Fortune' host Pat Sajak says 'global warming alarmists are unpatriotic racists'

LOS ANGELES, May 20 (UPI) --'Wheel of Fortune' host Pat Sajak has made a puzzling declaration that 'global warming activists are unpatriotic racists.'
Annie Martin
Long-shot 'Wheel of Fortune' guess stuns Pat Sajak [VIDEO]

Long-shot 'Wheel of Fortune' guess stuns Pat Sajak [VIDEO]

March 20 (UPI) -- Emil Czar De Leon guessed a random 12-letter phrase with only two letters.
Kate Stanton

Contestant wins 'Wheel' bonus round with seemingly unlikely phrase

CULVER CITY, Calif., March 20 (UPI) -- A "Wheel of Fortune" contestant won $45,000 when he guessed correctly that a 12-letter, three-word thing beginning with N and E was "new baby buggy."
'Wheel of Fortune' apologizes for Monday's 'The Fast and the Furious' puzzle

'Wheel of Fortune' apologizes for Monday's 'The Fast and the Furious' puzzle

Dec. 3 (UPI) -- "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak issued an apology for airing a show that featured a puzzle with the answer "The Fast and the Furious" just days after the franchise's star Paul Walker died in a car crash.
Veronica Linares

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.
By United Press International

'Wheel of Fortune' contestant's $1M mispronunciation

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A "Wheel of Fortune" contestant who lost a chance at a million dollar prize due to a mispronunciation said he "goofed it" during the Las Vegas taping.
Pat Sajak to star in 'The Odd Couple'

Pat Sajak to star in 'The Odd Couple'

STORRS, Conn., May 23 (UPI) -- "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak and broadcast journalist Joe Moore are to star in a staging of "The Odd Couple," the Connecticut Repertory Theatre said.
Sajak admits being drunk at the 'Wheel'

Sajak admits being drunk at the 'Wheel'

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak admits he and co-star Vanna White drank alcoholic beverages before taping episodes of the U.S. game show in the early 1980s.
Oprah to be honored at Daytime Emmys

Oprah to be honored at Daytime Emmys

LAS VEGAS, June 7 (UPI) -- Oprah Winfrey is to be honored with the Crystal Pillar Award at the upcoming Daytime Emmys Awards show in Las Vegas, CBS announced.
'Wheel' contestant wins with one letter

'Wheel' contestant wins with one letter

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A contestant on the U.S. game show "Wheel of Fortune" solved the 27-letter word puzzle after hearing it didn't contain an "R" and had only one "L."

'Wheel of Fortune' comes to Chicago

CHICAGO, March 8 (UPI) -- Chicagoans who love "Wheel of Fortune" are catching the TV game show in person this weekend as 15 episodes are being taped at Navy Pier.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 26, 2007.
By United Press International
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Television personality Vanna White (C) smiles for photographers with Alex Trebek (L) and Pat Sajak during an unveiling ceremony honoring her with the 2,309th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on April 20, 2006. White has been the "Wheel of Fortune" co-host with Pat Sajak since 1982. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen).
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Pat Sajak ( /ˈseɪdʒæk/ say-jak; born Patrick Leonard Sajdak on October 26, 1946) is a television personality, former weatherman, actor and talk show host, best known as the host of the American television game show Wheel of Fortune.

Sajak, son of a Polish American trucking foreman, was born in 1946 and raised in Chicago, Illinois. His mother, Joyce, remarried Walter Backal. He graduated from Farragut High School in 1964 and then went on to Columbia College Chicago while working as a desk clerk at the Palmer House hotel.

Sajak won a contest on WLS radio's Dick Biondi Show to be a guest teen deejay. While at Columbia College Chicago, his broadcasting instructor Al Parker told him that a local radio station (WEDC) was looking for a newsman. Sajak applied for the job and was hired to work from midnight to 6:00 AM. In 1968, Sajak joined the U.S. Army, and was sent to Vietnam, where he succeeded Adrian Cronauer as the primary disk jockey on Armed Forces Radio. In 1975, he began DJ'ing at 50,000-watt WSM in Nashville; at the time WSM was playing pop music during the day, and Sajak was the 3:00–5:00pm afternoon personality. Sajak moved to Los Angeles in the late 1970s to find work, and answered phones as a clerk at numerous hotels while job hunting. Later, in 1977, KNBC-TV in Los Angeles was looking for a weatherman, and spotted Sajak working for NBC affiliate WSM-TV in Nashville. Sajak accepted KNBC's request for him to be a full-time weatherman for the station.

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