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[11/10/04 - 12:00 AM]
Wheel of Fortune,' America's #1 Syndicated Series, to Tape Shows in Las Vegas, 'The Entertainment Capital of the World'

[via press release from King World]

"WHEEL OF FORTUNE," AMERICA'S #1 SYNDICATED SERIES, TO TAPE SHOWS IN LAS VEGAS, "THE ENTERTAINMENT CAPITAL OF THE WORLD"

Three Weeks of Episodes to Tape at the Las Vegas Hilton in January 2005

Culver City, CA, November 10, 2004 - Wheel of Fortune co-host Vanna White was in Las Vegas today to announce that "America's Game" will travel to Las Vegas, the "Entertainment Capital of the World," in January 2005. The episodes will be taped at the Las Vegas Hilton for broadcast in February 2005.

Following the announcement, Vanna joined the Wheel of Fortune production team at various Las Vegas-area locations to pre-tape segments for the February episodes, including Fremont Street, Monte Lago Harbor, Lake Las Vegas and hotels including the Mandalay Bay and the Las Vegas Hilton.

In January, Pat Sajak, Vanna White and the entire Wheel of Fortune production staff will be on hand to tape 15 episodes, over three days, before a local audience of thousands. Wheel of Fortune will feature special theme weeks, including "Las Vegas Week," celebrating the sights and sounds of the most dazzling city in America; "Sweethearts Week," shows in which married couples are teamed together; and "Big Money Week." A custom-designed set will feature images of the city and capture the unique flavor of the Las Vegas strip.

"No other city in America says excitement quite like Las Vegas," said Executive Producer Harry Friedman. "Bright lights, big money, big-name stars, and non-stop fun. Wheel of Fortune and Las Vegas are a perfect fit."

On November 15 and 16, Wheel of Fortune will be in Las Vegas conducting contestant searches for area residents who want to audition for these shows. For more information regarding free tickets to tapings and contestant auditions, log onto www.kvbc.com.

Wheel of Fortune, which entered its 22nd season on September 6, 2004, can be seen each night Monday through Saturday at 7:00 PM. on Channel 3, Where News Comes First.

Wheel of Fortune is the #1 program in the history of syndicated television. It is seen by over 16 million viewers each evening in the U.S., and 100 million weekly viewers worldwide. Wheel of Fortune is produced by Sony Pictures Television and distributed domestically by King World Productions and worldwide by CBS Paramount International Television.





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