Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
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Creator of "It's Academic" dies

A death caught my eye: Sophie Altman, the creator of the Washington, D.C. televised high school quiz show It's Academic.

I liked that show, and I also liked the sheer fact of its existence. My high school friend Leo was a contestant in 1991, as part of the Madison High School team, and I attended that taping at WRC-TV (NBC 4) in D.C. Off to one side of the It's Academic stage was the smaller stage for The McLaughlin Group; yes, I was already enough of a media geek to recognize that.

Thank you for your work, Ms. Altman.
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