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  • Who: It's Academic

  • What: Longest running TV quiz show

  • Where: United States

The world's longest running TV quiz show is It's Academic (NBC4, USA), which has been on air continuously since 7 October 1961. The show, on which high school student teams compete, was created by Sophie Altman (USA) and entered its 44th season in Autumn 2004.

The show originally aired on WRC-TV, but the station was renamed to NBC4. It is still produced mainly in Washington, USA.
Aired weekly, the show has had over 10,000 high school students as contestants, including former First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton (USA)and US Senator Chuck Schumer (USA).


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