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News/Talk Show
Premiered
Jan. 09, 1989
Status
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Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
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  • Paul Rodriguez was the host for the final episode.
  • Some doubters inside CBS questioned the decision to choose Sajak. Rod Perth, who was the manager of the CBS-owned station in Chicago, stood up at a closed door-session during a CBS affiliate…
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    Some doubters inside CBS questioned the decision to choose Sajak. Rod Perth, who was the manager of the CBS-owned station in Chicago, stood up at a closed door-session during a CBS affiliate meeting and asked, in a loud voice: "Why Pat Sajak?". Michael Brockman suggested Perth check the ratings for "Wheel of Fortune" (1983). Perth's protests didn't sway anybody and Pat Sajak had a late-night show on CBS, beginning in January 1989.
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  • When Rod Perth arrived in L.A. after getting promoted to an executive job at CBS, Perth's first mission was to try and save Sajak. Perth quickly discovered he was not going to get much help…
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    When Rod Perth arrived in L.A. after getting promoted to an executive job at CBS, Perth's first mission was to try and save Sajak. Perth quickly discovered he was not going to get much help from the star. Sajak seemed unaccountably laid-back to Perth. Before he'd agreed to take the job, Sajak had made just one, very L.A. demand: He had to have a billboard of his face on Sunset Boulevard.
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