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WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND HOST PAT SAJAK HONORED AT 38th ANNUAL DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has awarded “Wheel of Fortune,” America’s #1 game show, with a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show in a tie with “Jeopardy!.” “Wheel of Fortune” host, Pat Sajak was also honored with the 38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony was broadcast live from Las Vegas on June 19 on the CBS Television Network.
This marks “Wheel of Fortune’s” 1st win for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show. Sajak, who joined the series in 1981, when the show aired on network daytime television and has continued at the helm since its transition into syndication in 1983, has been honored with three Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show Host.
The 2011 “Wheel of Fortune” Daytime Emmy Award winners are as follows:
38th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards Lifetime Achievement Award
Host - Pat Sajak
Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show
Executive Producer - Harry Friedman
Supervising Producer - Steve Schwartz
Supervising Producer - Karen Griffith
Coordinating Producer - Bob Sofia
Line Producer - Randy Berke
Producer - Amanda Stern
Director - Mark Corwin
“Wheel of Fortune” is America’s #1 syndicated game show since and has earned 6 Emmy Awards. With more than 26 million viewers per week, syndication’s most successful series continues to attract a larger audience than many primetime television shows. Wheel of Fortune is produced in High Definition by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Studios International, both units of CBS Corp.