Tuesday, June 12, 2007
An Icon For Boomers Is Gone
Boomers, do you remember Mr. Wizard? I do. He was terrific. Had a science project on each television show he did. It wasn't the big overblown type things. The experiment was something that each kid could do in their own home. None were so hard that they couldn't understand the concept. He kept it simple because that was the way he did Mr. Wizard. He taught kids to think for themselves instead of taking someone's word for the science.
Don Herbert, who was Mr. Wizard, died at age 89 after having been on television with his show, encouraging many students to go on to be scientists and researchers. "Watch Mr. Wizard" was on from 1951-1964 and received a Peabody Award in 1954.
He reprised his role in the 80's when the show "Mr. Wizard's World" aired on the Nickelodeon channel.
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