Vanna White is celebrating her Fortune…
New York’s Paley Center for Media will mark the 35th anniversary of Wheel of Fortune with a special exhibition and a live event featuring the 60-year-old half-Puerto Rican television personality.
“Wheel of Fortune: 35 Years as America’s Game” will include the participation of executive producer Harry Friedman and on-air personalities White and Pat Sajak looking back at the show’s history.
The exhibit will run from November 15 to December 3, with free admission to the public. The ticketed PaleyLive event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 pm ET on November 15.
The exhibit features interactive games, fan-favorite memorabilia like the ceramic Dalmatian named Sheldon, White’s gowns and videos about the show’s history.
During the live event, Sajak, White and Friedman will talk about the show’s daily production, relive memorable moments and take questions from the audience. WABC-TV reporter Sandy Kenyon will moderate the conversation, which will feature video clips from the show’s run.
“No other game show has entertained America like Wheel of Fortune,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “We’re thrilled to welcome generations of fans to experience the exciting world of their favorite game show, and to continue the Paley Center’s commitment to presenting unique and immersive exhibit experiences.”
The CBS Television Distribution show, which is produced by Sony, is commemorating its anniversary season with special bonus-round options and enhanced sweepstakes prizes. It continues to be a solid ratings performer, jockeying with Jeopardy! and Family Feud for the top spot among syndicated TV game shows.