April 18, 2008
LA CITYVIEW CH. 35 AND KLCS CHANNEL 58
Los Angeles – A special half-hour program broadcasting the complete final round of competition and highlights of the LADWP
Science Bowl XVI will air nine times between April 21 and May 3 including four times on LA CityView Channel 35 and five times on KLCS Channel 58. The broadcast schedule is as follows:
CityView Channel 35
Monday, April 21 at 11 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Thursday, May 1 at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 3 at 2:30 p.m.
KLCS Channel 58 (channel number may vary)
Tuesday, April 22, at 10 a.m.
Sunday, April 27 at 7 a.m.
Tuesday, April 29 at 10 a.m.
Friday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 3 at 7 a.m..
The two teams featured in the television program are competing in the final round of competition. They are the last two remaining from a 42-team field. These teams are from North Hollywood High School and Harvard-Westlake School. A total of 30 public, private and parochial high schools were represented this year in the regional contest.
The winner of the match represents the city of Los Angeles and LADWP Science Bowl regional competition at the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. May 1 to 6, 2008.
The moderator, who asks the toss up and bonus questions, is Dr. Ed Krupp, the director of the Griffith Observatory.
In addition to the buzzer competition, a separate hands-competition was held enabling teams to win alternate prizes was also shown. This competition, was named for the late LADWP associate power engineer and Science Bowl volunteer, Franklin Lu.
This year there are 67 regional competitions in 41 states including 10 in California. A total of 12,000 students in 1,800 high schools participated. Since the National Science Bowl program began more than 100,000 students have participated nationally.
Science Bowl is fast paced game show style competition, based on the old GE College Bowl television program. A moderator asks toss-up questions to the two competing teams. An individual answering the question correctly earns four points for his or her team and the exclusive right for their teams to answer a 10 point bonus question. Subjects covered in Science Bowl include chemistry, physics, earth and space science, biology, genetics, trigonometry, calculus and computer programming.
Schools representing the LADWP Science Bowl and the city of Los Angeles have among the best records at the National Science Bowl compared to any region or state in the nation.
National championships were won by Van Nuys High School in 1995, Venice High School in 1996 and 1997 and North Hollywood High School in 2001. In total the LADWP regional championship teams have won trophies (placed 1st
to 5th) nine out of the last 13 years.
The television program was produced by CityView Channel 35, the city of Los Angeles cable access television station.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is the nation’s largest municipal utility. It has provided utility services to residents and businesses for more than 100 years.
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