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Mac McGarry, 'It's Academic' host, dies at 87
Mac McGarry, the avuncular TV quizmaster of “It’s Academic” who spent several decades pitching teenage contestants in Baltimore and Washington fastball trivia questions about topics as diverse as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, Chubby Checker and the chemical makeup of paint, died of pneumonia Thursday at his home in Potomac. He was 87.
By Lauren Wiseman
December 13, 2013