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Tribune, Local TV Add 'On the Spot' to Weekends Next Fall

Tribune and Local TV have picked up On the Spot, LongNeedle Entertainment's weekly educational/informational half-hour trivia show for teens, for weekends next fall.

In On the Spot, a host stops people on the street and asks them questions based on state and national curriculum standards, in subject areas such as math, science, English, history, art, geography and more. Not only does the show ask the questions, but it also explains the answer.

LongNeedle, based in Burbank, Calif., also distributes other E/I shows, Animal Atlas and Safari Tracks.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.