Video: And Now, Nice-Guy Talk Hosts

Two smiling hopefuls are the latest to challenge Carson

Morton Downey Jr. has turned foul temper into a TV style. Geraldo Rivera continues to test the bounds of tawdry sensationalism. Phil, Oprah and Sally Jessy race to outdo one another in pursuit of the odd, the aberrant and the kinky. But something even more bizarre and audacious is about to appear on the talk-show scene. Make way for . . . the nice guys.

Well, at least they seem nice so far. Pat Sajak is the low-key, dryly sardonic host of TV's most popular game show, Wheel of Fortune. Starting next Monday, he will appear, bereft of Vanna White and...

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