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### Wheel Of Fortune

 Not including the \$10,000 prize space, what is the highest cash value space placed on "The Wheel" during the show? "Wheel of Fortune" Go for a Spin!

\$5,000. The correct answer is \$5,000. There is, however, the \$10,000 prize space placed on "The Wheel." However, this space is treated as a single earned prize. In other words, if you landed on the \$10,000 prize space and guessed the letter "T" and there were three "Ts," you would pick up the \$10,000 prize card (just as you would any other prize card) and if you end up solving the puzzle you would then be awarded the \$10,000 cash prize plus any other cash and prizes you may have earned during that puzzle. Whereas, if you had landed on the \$5,000 space and guessed the letter "T" and there were three "Ts," your score would have automatically reflected a \$15,000 gain. I didn't want there to be any confusion, so I left \$10,000 prize space out as a possible answer to this question. I obtained much of the information used in this quiz at www.wheeloffortune.com. I hope you enjoyed the quiz. Please rate it when you have finished. Also, please check out my other quizzes by Mr Nose. Thanks!

 Who created the show, "Wheel of Fortune?" "Wheel of Fortune" Go for a Spin!

Merv Griffin. Merv Griffin created the show. Pat Sajak is the host of the show. Sony Pictures Television produces the show. The show is distributed in the United States by King World Productions, Inc.

 Before February of 1997, the hostess of the "Wheel of Fortune" had to physically turn the letters on the puzzle board. In February of 1997 the puzzle board was replaced with high resolution Sony touch screen monitors. How many monitors does the puzzle board contain? "Wheel of Fortune" Go for a Spin!

52. The puzzle board contains 52 touch screen monitors, 12 across in the top and bottom rows, and 14 across in the two middle rows. Vanna only has to touch the monitors when they light up, and the letter appears.

 Pat Sajak served in the United States Army during which war? "Wheel of Fortune" Go for a Spin!

Vietnam War. Tell me you didn't guess the Civil War :) Pat Sajak joined the United States Army in 1968. He was sent to Vietnam and spent one and a half years in Saigon working for the Armed Forces Radio. Interestingly, it is said that Sajak began his radio cast each morning by shouting the words "Good morning, Vietnam." If this sounds familiar, you may remember actor Robin Williams saying these same words at the beginning of his radio casts in the film, "Good Morning, Vietnam."

 Pat Sajak made his debut as host of "Wheel of Fortune" in December of 1981. Did Vanna White debut with him? "Wheel of Fortune" Go for a Spin!

No. No, she did not. Susan Stafford stayed on as the show's hostess. It was not until December of 1982 that Vanna made her first appearance on "Wheel of Fortune."

 Who was the first host and hostess pair on "Wheel of Fortune?" "Wheel of Fortune" Go for a Spin!

Chuck Woolery/Susan Stafford. Yes, it was Chuck Woolery and Susan Stafford. Personally, I had never heard of Chuck Woolery until he began hosting the show "Love Connection."

 When did the first show of "Wheel of Fortune" air on television? "Wheel of Fortune" Go for a Spin!

January 6, 1975. The first episode of "Wheel of Fortune" aired on January 6, 1975. Neither Pat Sajak nor Vanna White were on the show at that time, however.

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