Menlo-Atherton High School Quizbowl club

Bay Area Quiz Kids TV show
Quiz Kids is a fun, academic, single-round elimination quiz tournament for local high schools produced by Peninsula Television channel 26.  Forty-eight Bay Area high schools will compete for the grand prize, an all-expenses paid 9-day trip to Europe. Brad Friedman, the Dramatic Arts teacher at San Mateo High School, hosts the show with style, panache, and wit.   The show airs Saturdays at noon on KRON channel 4 and also on selected cable TV channels.  In Menlo Park, East Palo Alto and Atherton, Quiz Kids airs on cable TV channel 26 Fridays at 8 PM and Sundays at 7 PM.

How the Game is Played
Students are asked questions from eight categories. In the Collaboration Round, the whole team gets together to figure out the answers. In the Lightning Round, contestants need speed to buzz in with the correct answer.  The final Extreme Lightning Round is similar, but the points are doubled. The categories are:  Geography, History,  Literature, Math, The News, Science & Technology, and Sports.

Grand Prize
M-A has won the championship and grand prize for four years in a row.  The 2003 team chose a trip to Costa Rica.

Watch a game in the TV studio

You are invited to be in the studio audience for the taping of the television show Quiz Kids, and learn how a television show is made.    After the show, the crew usually gives tours of the sound booth where they do the mixing and editing. All members of the public are welcome, but most young children would not enjoy it since they have to sit quietly for an hour and applaud a lot.  Tapings are held in the Peninsula TV studio located in San Carlos.  Sam Trans building, 1250 San Carlos Ave two blocks west of El Camino, second floor.  There is free parking in the multi-story parking structure behind the building.  

  For individuals and families, no reservation is needed and there is no cost.  Just show up ready to have a good time!  For questions, contact Sue Kayton

Quiz Kids air dates and times:  
Quiz Kids airs on the following channels and times.

KRON channel 4:  Saturdays at noon, according to the schedule on the Pen TV website.  KRON airs one show each week.  

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