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October 10, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A house in Glendale that "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak and his first wife, Sherrill, once lived in has been redone and flipped back on the market at $699,000. The two-story Craftsman, built in 1911, has been remodeled while retaining much of its period look. Updated rooms include the kitchen, all three bathrooms and the laundry room. Including the master bedroom, which has a walk-in closet and a balcony, there are four bedrooms and a total of 2,600 square feet of living space.
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December 3, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
"Wheel of Fortune" has never had a reputation as a timely game show, since it tapes episodes far in advance of their air date. But a strange and sad coincidence led the show to have a Walker-related puzzle on Monday's episode, the first episode broadcast following the actor's death on Saturday. The category was movie titles and the puzzle answer was "The Fast and the Furious. " Normally, the show avoids controversy like the plague, so in an effort to stave off any possible viewer outrage, producers added a crawl across the top of the screen as the puzzle was solved.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 1989 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Boosted by a big opening-night tune-in, "The Pat Sajak Show" handily won the competition for late-night viewers during its first week on the air, ratings showed Thursday. CBS predictably pronounced itself pleased. NBC acknowledged the victory, but predictably professed no alarm; one executive said that Sajak's ratings have declined since his Jan. 9 debut as host of CBS' first late-night talk-variety show since "The Merv Griffin Show" was dropped in 1969. CBS said that according to the A.C.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 28, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Alex Trebek will take "relief" for $500.  The "Jeopardy!" host is recovering well after suffering a mild heart attack Saturday. The beloved quiz man, who experienced a similar attack five years ago, said he sought treatment at the insistence of his wife. "She was very adamant and had tears in her eyes," Trebek told People. "I didn't want to upset her more than I had already so I went - and she was right. " The 71-year-old was making some home repairs and, after moving a heavy ladder, experienced shooting pain in his chest and back.
BUSINESS
April 10, 1990 | RICK DU BROW, TIMES TELEVISION WRITER
"The Pat Sajak Show," squeezed by the late-night competition of veteran Johnny Carson and new talk host Arsenio Hall, was canceled Monday by CBS, only 15 months after its debut. A CBS announcement said the series will end Friday. Sajak, who will continue with his syndicated "Wheel of Fortune" series with Vanna White, made his final appearance on the late-night network show last Thursday and will not return, a CBS spokesman said. Guest hosts will fill in.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 2, 1990 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
"The Pat Sajak Show," long rumored to be destined for the television guillotine, is instead getting a face lift. Beginning Monday, "Sajak" viewers will be tempted away from sleep, Arsenio Hall and Johnny Carson with a new set, new music and a partially new format. Dan Miller will stay on as the show's announcer and will occasionally participate in comedy bits, but he will no longer be the Ed McMahon-style sidekick.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 1989 | DIANE HAITHMAN, Times Staff Writer
Johnny Carson and David Letterman made it. But not Alan Thicke, Joan Rivers, Paul Robins and Phil Cowan, et al. The late-night TV arena and trivia books are littered with the bodies of Carson challengers, but that hasn't stopped Pat Sajak and Arsenio Hall. This month they plunge into the highly competitive time slot after the 11 o'clock news. (Answer to trivia question No. 1: Robins and Cowan hosted the late "The Wilton North Report" on Fox Broadcasting.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Fashion model Lesly Brown, the wife of "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak, has given birth to a boy. Patrick Michael James Sajak weighed 7 pounds at birth Saturday at an undisclosed Los Angeles-area hospital, Sajak spokesman Bob Burton said Monday. It was the couple's first child. Sajak, 43, and Brown, 25, were married in January.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Pat Sajak, who becomes TV's next late-night personality with the debut of CBS' "Pat Sajak Show" in January, has chosen his sidekick: former Nashville newsman Dan Miller. The appointment reunites Sajak and Miller, who worked together from 1972-77 when Sajak was a weatherman and Miller was a news anchor at Nashville's WSMV-TV. More recently, Miller served as anchor for KCBS-TV Channel 2 in Los Angeles.
NEWS
August 3, 1986
What a disappointment to learn that 42 million people are wrong. "Wheel of Fortune," with Pat Sajak and Vanna White, are so superior to any game show on TV, including daytime Emmy winner, "The $25,000 Pyramid." Lorraine Miner, Marina del Rey
ENTERTAINMENT
June 25, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
If the answer is Alex Trebek, the question Monday must've been, "Who's feeling  better and itching to go home after a mild heart attack?" " Alex is up and about and in good spirits while doctors complete their testing at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute," said Paula Askanas, senior vice president of media relations for "Jeopardy!" parent Sony Pictures Television, on Monday. "He has been moved to a regular room today and looks forward to returning home as soon as his doctors give their approval.
BUSINESS
October 10, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A house in Glendale that "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak and his first wife, Sherrill, once lived in has been redone and flipped back on the market at $699,000. The two-story Craftsman, built in 1911, has been remodeled while retaining much of its period look. Updated rooms include the kitchen, all three bathrooms and the laundry room. Including the master bedroom, which has a walk-in closet and a balcony, there are four bedrooms and a total of 2,600 square feet of living space.
SPORTS
March 17, 2008 | Larry Stewart, Times Staff Writer
Billy Crystal's one-day stint with the New York Yankees had Mike Downey of the Chicago Tribune wondering whether it was just a charming experiment -- or a harmful pattern. An e-mail he received from "Wheel of Fortune" host and lifelong baseball fan Pat Sajak seemed to indicate the latter. "This could lead to other celebrity signings," Sajak wrote while he was in Vero Beach, Fla., at a Dodgers exhibition game, according to Downey. "Prince William to the Royals, or Shaquille O'Neal to the Giants, or Johnny Depp to the Pirates, or the Olsen sisters to the Twins."
NEWS
January 23, 2003
Sick leave: Jerry Nachman, editor-in-chief of MSNBC and host of the cable channel's daily show "Nachman," began a medical leave Wednesday to deal with a gallbladder malignancy. MSNBC said that his prognosis for a full recovery was excellent and that he should be back in a few weeks. Guest hosts will fill in during his absence. Branching out: Pat Sajak, the "Wheel of Fortune" host who once helmed a late-night show on CBS, is going to take another shot at conducting interviews.
REAL ESTATE
July 12, 1998 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
SYLVESTER STALLONE has sold his longtime Malibu home for close to its asking price of $3.7 million, sources say. Stallone, who turned 52 last week, and his wife, model Jennifer Flavin, became parents of a second daughter in June. They also have a 22-month-old daughter. Stallone and Flavin were married in 1997. The "Rambo" and "Rocky" star last appeared in the acclaimed movie "Cop Land" (1997). Earlier this year, he was researching a film project about Formula 1 racing.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Fashion model Lesly Brown, the wife of "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak, has given birth to a boy. Patrick Michael James Sajak weighed 7 pounds at birth Saturday at an undisclosed Los Angeles-area hospital, Sajak spokesman Bob Burton said Monday. It was the couple's first child. Sajak, 43, and Brown, 25, were married in January.
NEWS
January 19, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Pat Sajak rang up winning numbers in his first week as a late-night talk show host, outscoring Johnny Carson, David Letterman and Ted Koppel, it was reported today. "The Pat Sajak Show," which made its debut Jan. 9, competes with Carson's "Tonight" show and the first half-hour of "David Letterman" on NBC, and for its first half hour with Koppel's "Nightline" on ABC. The real competition for viewers is between Sajak and longtime late night champ Carson.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 1990 | RICK DU BROW
TV or not TV. . . . EYE OF THE STORM: Credit CBS with turning a sow's ear into a silk purse in replacing "The Pat Sajak Show." Short of material, CBS on Monday imaginatively began rerunning weeklong (or more) story "arcs" of "Wiseguy." It's a good crime series and a solid stop-gap entry of continuing stories for late-night. Taking over for the canceled Sajak, "Wiseguy," which stars Ken Wahl, this week deals with white supremacists.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 1990 | RICK DU BROW
One by one, they fire, fall back and eventually are blown away. Dick Cavett, Merv Griffin, Joey Bishop, Joan Rivers, Alan Thicke and now, this week, Pat Sajak. All have tried to unseat Johnny Carson, but no one has yet found the formula. Perhaps there is none. And that is why it was no surprise when CBS canceled "The Pat Sajak Show" only 15 months after it debuted with great fanfare.
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