Talk:It's Academic

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I don't have any immediate-term plans to work on this article myself, but I'm guessing some people might. I'd like to avoid the Wikipedia page's confusion of all the different franchises of the show. The DC-Baltimore-"Central Virginia" show is run by one group of people but the other cities are just independent productions that license the name, as far as I know, and should get their own tables.

At least a list of each year's winners would be nice, and this could also be the start of a project to index available HSQB gameshow videos since the bulk of them on Youtube are from IA and IA clones. Also, any thoughts on whether Hometown High-Q should be combined with this page? From everything I've seen it's an exact clone of the IA game format and just uses a different name in some places for whatever reason.

If there is some way to reconstruct brackets and scores from prior years, that's good info, but I'm not sure if any source exists on this - anyone from DC know more? Matt Weiner (talk) 14:07, 30 April 2021 (CDT)

User:Matt Weiner, the licensed versions share questions (even if the titles and formats differ). Going from memory, there was a stock of "Grab Bag" questions shared between Baltimore's IA and Pittsburgh's Hometown Hi-Q in the late 2000s. The distinctive curved yellow fruit-style of question-writing is also common to all versions. Also, in the 1980s, Cleveland's Academic Challenge was credited as an Altman Production, as was Buffalo's IA.
I can do some more research looking into old episodes if that would help. Gregory Gauthier (talk) 16:06, 2 May 2021 (CDT)