Sunday, 17 April 2011 22:56
Pat Sajak, Vanna White On Wheels of Katrina Filming America’s Game In New Orleans

Pat Sajak and Vanna White, two television personality icons of America were in New Orleans filming three weeks worth of the Wheel of Fortune program.  

It was their first appearance in the city in almost six years.  In the summer 2005, the Wheel of Fortune cast was filming in the Big Easy when Hurricane Katrina came down hard and forced a quick and massive evacuation of the city including the television crew.   

That experience will forever be a time landmark in their professional and personal lives. 

Now, in the spring of 2011, the program is intact showcasing the rebuilt city, its culture and its people. 

Prior to filming on Sunday,  interviewed White, Sajak and executive producer Harry Friedman about the Katrina experience, their impressions of that event a half- decade later, the Wheel of Fortune program which touts itself as “America’s Game”. 

Also, Vanna discussed New Orleans food and physical fitness while Sajak fielded questions about the city, the hurricane, the love affair between America and the ever-popular television program. Sajak, a political conservative, who has written political columns even responded to questions about politics in America. 

Vanna White made her debut on Wheel of Fortune in 1982, as the first female co-host of a game show. Pat Sajak is in his 30th year as host of the television quiz show. He joined the series in 1981, when the show aired on network daytime television.  Harry Friedman has been the Executive Producer of the program since 1999 and has produced more than 5,500 episodes.

by Althea and Stephen Sabludowsky, co-publishers of


Media Sources


Login to post comments
  • Cat Fights on the Hot Cement Confederate New Orleans statues
  • Ex-Saints, Bears, Bills, NFL Exec, Jim W. Miller discusses NFL Draft tomorrow
  • Trump's new plan; Curtains on tax returns release; 40% say Trump-Russia; Probing Obama admin
  • Watch Louisiana Governor Edwards talk about CAT Tax failure

catRarely, have I seen few issues that have generated as much raw heat, tension, and passion than the Confederate monuments controversy. 

Just as existed during the real civil war, where brothers battled brothers, social media is the battleground, particularly Facebook, pitting friend against friend.

On one side of the tense divide, there are those who are protecting the New Orleans civil war era monuments.  Burnt in effigy, forever, is the symbol of Mayor Mitch Landrieu for up-ending what the monument protectors consider to be the loving civil society of New Orleans.

Lately, events have turned somewhat militaristic.

Some protectors of the Confederate monuments have been staying vigilant, in person and online, even surveilling during the wee hours of the morning, waiting for the next Mayor Landrieu attack. On Sunday morning, with protections of snipers, masked workers and a dumbstruck audience, the worst of all of the monuments was cut and carried., the Liberty Monument. 

Read More

miller nfl live2 5It’s D-Day or Draft Day tomorrow in the NFL.

More specifically, Thursday represents the first day of the NFL draft 2017.

Read More


trump curtainsThe major President Trump news of the day focuses upon taxes, not only the tax cuts he is proposing but his own taxes, which he obviously, refuses to unveil.


Read More

edwards play money 1

At a press conference today, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards said the CAT Tax did not pass the House Ways and Means Committee.  The Governor, in addressing the media said that "the fate of that bill was decided long before we unveiled it".

Read More


Sen. Appel talks budget, economy


Dead Pelican

Optimized-DeadPelican2 1 1