Who says there isn’t diversity on Australian television?
In fact there could be a better representation of the changing face of multicultural Australia on kid’s television than there is in primetime. At least there is positive visibility in Channel Seven’s long-running kid’s quiz, It’s Academic.
Yesterday the kids from Malek Fahd Islamic School in Greenacre beat the kids from Unity Grammar in Austral and Birrong Public School in Birrong. All three are Sydney schools.
It’s Academic, which has been running in various forms since 1968 with hosts including Dan Webb, Andrew Harwood, Sandy Roberts, Alec McAskill, Jeff Newman and John Bailey. Simon Reeve has been hosting since 2006.
Yesterday he even conceded, “My Arabic pronounciation? I’ll work on it during the week, ok?”
Great to see such diversity on the box.