Friday, January 20th, 1989
Special bonus YouTube (The Pat Sajak Show)
On the idea that this was Keith's first appearance on network TV:
"Pat Sajak did not introduce me to America. I started on CNN the same year he started on 'Wheel' (1981) and by the time I guested on his show in 1989, I'd already spent three years as a national sports correspondent for CNN, had a feature done on me by The Today Show (1986), been on the CBS Evening News (1988), and begun guest-hosting on ESPN (1989).
I think if he needs to apologize for anything it needs to be that talk show. When he was canceled, he was replaced by a crime-and-skin series called 'Silk Stalkings,' for God's sake. Obviously we guests must've really stunk." - Keith Olbermann, November 2010