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2020-2021 Season of Long-Running Quiz Show Postponed Due to the Coronavirus

In The Know logoCOLUMBUS, OHIO, AUGUST 4, 2020 – WOSU Public Media announces the long-running high school student quiz show, In the Know, will be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In the Know, the popular quiz program hosted by Bill Schiffman has attracted enthusiastic participation from high schools throughout central and southern Ohio for nearly four decades. In light of the ongoing public health crisis, the season has been postponed and WOSU TV will instead air previous years’ finalist and championship games Wednesdays at 7:30pm on WOSU TV. View the list of past champions.

Watch episodes from the 2019-2020 season now.

“The decision to postpone the season is to ensure we keep students, parents and WOSU’s staff safe,” said Tom Rieland, WOSU general manager. “Looking to the future, we are excited to begin taping again in the fall of 2021 in WOSU’s brand new headquarters building located in the 15+HIGH District on Ohio State’s campus. We look forward to coming back strong.”

Each episode of In the Know includes two teams of four students from local area high schools answering questions posed from longtime host Bill Schiffman. The questions are based on general high school subjects ranging from science to visual arts and judge Manuel (“Manny”) Wilson officiates and tabulates the scores.

“After 37 years hosting In the Know (ITK), I’m sorry that we won’t be having the tournament this year,” said host Bill Schiffman. “Best of luck to those seniors whom I have so enjoyed having on ITK as younger students. I already miss our great crew, the students, advisors and family members who make the show so special. Science will ultimately defeat COVID-19, and I look forward to renewing our challenging fun next year.”

Support for In the Know is provided by American Electric Power. The Ohio State University awards scholarships to the top four high school teams.

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