“It’s Academic” has been challenging the smarts of local high school students since 1961. It was hailed the longest running TV quiz show by Guinness World Records in 2003, and has had former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer as contestants.
Montgomery Blair High School’s winning “It’s Academic” quiz championship team were recognized at Nationals Park on Sunday.
Some of the region’s brightest minds match wits every Saturday on “It’s Academic.” See photos of students who are competing this year.
Saturday is a big day for “It’s Academic” as teams vie to compete in the D.C. Finals and ultimately the final competition between the Washington, Central Virginia and Baltimore champs.
Some of the region’s brightest minds match wits every Saturday on “It’s Academic,” now in its 56th year on TV. See photos of students who are competing this year.
Known for his role as a quiz show host, Mac McGarry loved baseball, music and good grammar. Now a scholarship fund has been created to honor the local legend.
WTOP anchor Hillary Howard will be hosting her third season of Washington D.C. game show \”It\’s Academic.\”
After an amazing 50 years in front of the camera, Mac McGarry recently retired as host of the local high school quiz show \”It\’s Academic.\”
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