Mr. Wizard, 1917 - 2007

Mr. Wizard, 1917 - 2007

Mr. Wizard, 1917 - 2007

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June 12 2007 6:13 PM

Mr. Wizard, 1917 - 2007

I'm bummed to report that Don Herbert, better known as Mr. Wizard, has died. His TV show, "Watch Mr. Wizard", popularized science to a huge audience in the 1950s and 1960s. I never saw his show except in excerpts, but it helped introduce an entire generation to science. All of us who popularize science owe our jobs to him.