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The original format of the daytime show required contestants to purchase merchandise with their winnings each round. This is because the Wheel of Fortune, like all daytime shows, received revenue from the sellers of the products featured on a show.

With the move of the show to CBS in 1989, the daytime show adopted the all-cash format of the syndicated version, which had started in 1983. CBS aired daytime shows from 1989 to 1991, and NBC again had the daytime show for its final season in 1991.

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Thanks, since the old pictures are still advertising wheele of fortune, I did not know it was no longer active, thanks anyway,
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