Beth Ward hosts As Schools Match Wits, which returns to WGBY for its 53rd season.Open to both public and private high school students throughout western Massachusetts, northern Connecticut and southern Vermont, ASMW is the longest-running show of its kind in the nation. Each season 50 schools go head-to-head in qualifying matches to see which team can earnthe most points. The eight highest-scoring teams then compete in playoff matches to determinethe season's champion.
Asia is a region of many ethnicities and diverse cultures. Each region has its own social structures and political systems and countries in Asia are each in a different stage of development. ASIA 7 DAYS wraps up the major news stories and issues, from Japan to Turkey and the Middle East. Top international stories are headlined with in-depth reporting segments, as well as in-studio interviews anchored by Hiro Morita.
THE ASIAN AND ABRAHAMIC RELIGIONS: A DIVINE ENCOUNTER IN AMERICA explores the beliefs, practices and rituals of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. The documentary offers an in-depth look at the differences and surprising similarities among the Asian religions and the "Abrahamic" faiths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam.