As host, he is noted for putting his subjects at ease, but while he was not regarded as a tough or penetrating interviewer, Griffin was not shy about tackling controversial subjects, including the Vietnam War.In 1969, CBS hired Griffin to directly compete with Johnny Carson.
Louis Rams, Warrick Dunn of the Atlanta Falcons, Brandon Stokley of the Indianapolis Colts, Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals, Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Drew Brees of the San Diego Chargers, Co-Host Vanna White, Rex Grossman of the Chicago Bears, Host Pat Sajak, Nate Burleson of the Minnesota Vikings, Kurt Warner of the New York Giants, Robert Gallery of the Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins Hall of Fame running back John Riggins, Jevon Kearse of the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson, Willie Mc Ginest of the New England Patriots, Donnie Edwards of the San Diego Chargers and Rod Smith of the Denver Broncos pose for a photo on the set during the Wheel of Fortune NFL Players Week taping on December 7, 2004 at The Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California.
Describing the show's old prize turntable as the "most boring two minutes in television", Sajak revealed that he had "endless time" between tapings while larger prizes such as cars and boats were changed over on set.
Sajak continued: "At NBC in Burbank, we had a place called Los Arcos across the street...
WHITE: Oh, I was -- yes, I was getting ready to leave the house, and my son walked up.
SAJAK: All right, let's get over the lying right now. WHITE: Thank you SAJAK: Now, tell them what your son said when you left the house tonight.