Texas State team revives 70's quiz show format
The American Heritage Education Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization in Houston, is reviving the concept of a popular 1970's era television quiz show with a college challenge bowl this month.
Student teams from four Texas universities will match wits and knowledge in the American History and Western Civilization Challenge Bowl Jan. 27-28 at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Greenway Plaza.
A three-person team from Texas State University will be competing against other teams from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Houston Baptist University and Texas Southern University in Houston by answering questions for prize money totaling $12,000. Members of the winning team will each receive $2,000.
This Challenge Bowl is the first of annual competitions planned and is modeled after the early radio and television college quiz shows in the 1950s and ‘70s. Additional schools will be added in coming years.
The focus of the challenge is “American Liberty and Principles of Western Civilization.”
Judges for the event are Dr. Stephen Balch of Texas Tech University and Dr. Robert Koons of the University of Texas at Austin.
Semifinal competition is Friday, Jan. 27, at 5 and 7 p.m., and finals are at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. A lunch for participants will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
The American Heritage Education Foundation (AHEF) is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization dedicated to the understanding and teaching of America’s factual and philosophical heritage to promote constructive citizenship and freedom, unity, progress and responsibility among students and citizens.
For more information visit www.americanheritage.org or call 713-627-2698.
• Submitted by Terry St. John