Pat Sajak and Vanna White work only 36 days per year. They work 4 days per month for 9 months, filming six episodes of Wheel of Fortune from 12 noon to 6pm. It amounts to a full year’s worth of programming for ABC.

Behind the scenes: ‘Wheel of Fortune’ secrets


“Wheel of Fortune” is one of the most popular game shows ever.

It’s been in syndication since 1983 and WLKY has been bringing it to your home for those 32 years.

WLKY’s Vicki Dortch had the pleasure of going to Los Angeles to talk with hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White and got a behind-the-scenes look at the Emmy-winning game show.

View behind the scenes images from Vicki’s trip to “Wheel of Fortune”

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It’s a simple game of hangman. Contestants spin the wheel, choose a letter and try to solve a puzzle.

Four days a month, Sajak, White, the audience and contestants gather at Sony Studios in Culver City to tape “Wheel.”

“Well, we only do four days, but six shows each day,” White…
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