Harry Friedman, producer of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! among many other iconic programs, was interviewed by the Archive in 2007. His story is featured in this month’s EMMY magazine, available now.
UPDATE: 1/1/09 The full article has been posted to the Jeopardy! site. Read it here.
Harry Friedman was interviewed for over two hours in Culver City, CA. Friedman described his early career path and how he came to be a writer on The Hollywood Squares in the 1970s. He talked about producing the late 80s version of the show that featured Joan Rivers as the center square. He spoke in great detail about his long association with the game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! that he began producing in the mid-90s. For Wheel he talked about changes made to the game play through the years, such as the addition of the Jackpot Round and the Mystery Round; as well as the Wheel Watchers Club. For Jeopardy!, he talked about the winning streak of Ken Jennings. The interview was conducted on October 10, 2007.