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.
CURRIER & IVES: PERSPECTIVES ON AMERICA focuses on the pictorial legacy of renowned 19th-century printmakers Currier & Ives - from their idyllic New England winter scenes to the more controversial images of these mass-media pioneers. Narrated by National Public Radio's Scott Simon, the three-part series reveals the fascinating stories behind some of Currier & Ives' most popular work and introduces their lesser-known disaster prints, political cartoons, risque lithographs and racially insensitive comic-book series.