Wheel of Fortune makes history

Pat Sajak, host of 'Wheel of Fortune.' (MGN)

LANSING, MI (WILX) - Television history is happening again on WILX...this time...it's on Wheel of Fortune.

At 7 p.m., the syndicated version of "Wheel of Fortune," airs it's 7,000 episode.

The night-time version of "Wheel" premiered in 1983, 8 years after the daytime version made its debut.

And the show is still popular. averaging close to 10-million viewers daily.

Hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna White have almost been with it from the beginning, with Sajak recently honored as the longest-running host of any game show.

Chuck Woolery hosted the series from its 1975 premiere until December 25, 1981.

And fun fact - in August 1980, Alex Trebek hosted in his place.

You can watch Wheel of Fortune on WILX after NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.

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