“It’s Academic” is recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s longest-running quiz program in TV history, having been founded in 1961 by Producer Sophie Altman in Washington, D.C. and enduring for over 60 years. Throughout the show’s long run, thousands of students from high schools across the D.C. Metro area have competed, encouraging a lifelong journey of learning and accomplishments over many generations.
Now in its 62nd season, It’s Academic will be exclusively broadcast on WETA and will debut Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. and repeat at 7 p.m. on WETA PBS and WETA Metro. The first episode will feature teams from Herndon High School in Herndon, Va.; Washington-Liberty High School in Arlington, Va.; and W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax, Va.
Episodes initially broadcast on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on WETA PBS and WETA Metro. Each episode will repeat the following Monday at 3 p.m. on WETA PBS and 7 p.m. on WETA Metro. Episodes will also be available to stream on the PBS Video App and at weta.org. Visit weta.org/itsacademic.