Longtime ‘It’s Academic’ Host Mac McGarry Dies At 87

BALTIMORE (WJZ) —  A local TV icon has passed away.

Mac McGarry, the longtime host of quiz show “It’s Academic,” has died.

He was 87.

“It’s Academic,” which airs right here on WJZ-TV, first debuted in October 1961.

The Saturday morning program is the longest running television quiz show in the world.

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