“Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak never pictured himself as a game show host — and neither he nor the show’s creator, Merv Griffin, thought the show would last very long — but Griffin took a chance when he hired the little-known local weatherman to replace Chuck Woolery as host in 1981, and America responded by taking to “The Wheel” like few other game shows in history.
When he hasn’t been manning a big, multicolored wheel and awarding contestants millions of dollars in cash and prizes, Sajak has spent the last three decades giving other things a spin. He hosted a short-lived late-night talk show on CBS, frequently filled in for both Larry King and Regis Philbin on their talk shows, and has written about politics for Human Events, National Review Online, and Ricochet.com. An unabashed Republican, Sajak now saves most of his political commentary for his Twitter feed, where the television icon’s musings have earned him both cheers and the occasional jeers.
Sajak recently chatted with The Daily Caller via email his career, being a Republican in Hollywood, and the perils of social media.
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