Monday, March 30, 2015

Classic TV: It's Academic (1961)

It's Academic, a high school equivalent to the GE College Bowl, has been on the air in some form for nearly 55 years in Washington, DC, and has come & gone in other parts of the country, including New York. No, the series didn't air in my home district, but the closest it got was in Watertown, per TV Guide, in the 70's. Here at home, we had Answers Please, which was reviewed several months back in Saturday Morning Archives.

WNBC in New York carried the series from the mid-60's through at least 1972, according to research. Art James, later of shows like Temptation and The Who, What, or Where Game, and sportscaster Lee Leonard served as hosts. As noted, the show is still running in Washington, and the extensive list of alumni includes actress Sandra Bullock, NY Senator Chuck Schumer, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Let's take you back to 1963 and Art James for WNBC's It's Academic.

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