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美国青少年智力竞猜节目开播五十周年

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小编摘要:吉尼斯世界记录中播出历史最久的电视智力竞猜节目是什么?答案就是:It's Academic。该节目是一个面向高中学生的周六早间节目。该节目已经在华盛顿地区播出了50年之久,美国国务卿希拉里·克林顿年少时就参加过这个节

 A TV Quiz Show for Teens Turns 50


Question: Which program is in Guinness World Records as the world's longest running TV quiz show? Answer:

MAC McGARRY: "It's Academic!"

"It's Academic" is a Saturday morning program for high school students. The show has aired in the Washington area for fifty years. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton competed on the show when she was a teenager.

Teams from local schools answer questions on subjects like history, literature, math, science, religion, politics and sports.

MAC McGARRY: "You should take a looooong look at these questions because all the clues contain the word long. Identify the following, number one: the 'Long Gray Line' refers to cadets at this US military academy. [Bell] Macgruder."

MAGRUDER HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: "West Point."

MAC McGARRY: "Right. He didn't live to see the staging of his drama 'Long Day's Journey Into Night.' [Bell] Magruder."

MAGRUDER HIGH SCHOOL TEAM: "T.S. Eliot."

MAC McGARRY: "Eugene O'Neill. Sorry ... "

Susan Altman is the producer.

SUSAN ALTMAN: "It's a great age group to work with. They're fun, they're enthusiastic, they say funny things without even meaning to half the time."

Ms. Altman's mother, Sophie, was a TV producer in the nineteen fifties. She started "It's Academic" after local school officials asked her to create a program that showed outstanding students.

SUSAN ALTMAN: "At that time -- nineteen sixty-one -- the United States was going through a lot of upheaval with school integration, and they wanted things to help out to make the schools look good and to show that integration could work and work well. So this is what she came up with."

The show's host, Mac McGarry, says the teams became more diverse over the years.

MAC McGARRY: "When we first started, the young people from various countries were not evident so much. Now, each program presents young people from all over the world, at least descendents of people from all over the world."

Mac McGarry is eighty-four and has hosted "It's Academic" since the beginning.

MAC MCGARRY: "Every time I look up, I see people who are just seventeen years old, and somehow I think, well, I must not be growing older at all. Their enthusiasm is contagious, no question about it. You really have to rev yourself up to keep up with them."

More than twenty thousand students have appeared on the show. Mac McGarry has asked more than two hundred thousand questions and gotten more than a few funny answers.

MAC McGARRY: "We had a question one time: 'Who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo?' and the young fellow answered Duke Ellington. Another time, we had a question of 'Who along with Frederick Engels wrote the Communist Manifesto?' Groucho Marx!"

The correct answers, of course, are the Duke of Wellington and Karl Marx. Kelly Reeder knows that. She led the team from Rockville High School in Maryland last year. Her school has won the championship on "It's Academic" several times.

KELLY REEDER: "Me and all the other people on the team, we've put in a lot of effort over the years and a lot of time to be where we are. It's a really huge honor to end up on the A Team."

And what do other students think?

KELLY REEDER: "My friends who are on 'It's Academic' think it's cool that I'm the captain of the A Team, but my friends who are not on 'It's Academic' think it's kind of funny."

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