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    Don Herbert, 89; TV's 'Mr. Wizard' taught science to young baby boomers

    Don Herbert, who explained the wonderful world of science to millions of young baby boomers on television in the 1950s and '60s as "Mr. Wizard" and did the same for another generation of youngsters on the Nickelodeon cable TV channel in the 1980s, died Tuesday. He was 89.

    Herbert died at his home in Bell Canyon after a long battle with multiple myeloma, said Tom Nikosey, Herbert's son-in-law.

    A low-key, avuncular presence who wore a tie and white dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up, Herbert launched his weekly half-hour science show for children on NBC in 1951.

    Broadcast live from Chicago on Saturdays the first few years and then from New York City, "Watch Mr. Wizard" ran for 14 years.

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    I always wanted to be the kid that "helped" Mr. Wizard. He was the man. Mom wouldn't let me try the experiments at home, drats!

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    R.I.P. Mr. Wizard
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    Damn, I loved that show! RIP Mr. Wizard.
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    I was just saying 2 days ago how Bill Nye was a poor man's Mr. Wizard.

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    Given the recent religious reich/corporatist inspired hatred towards all things scientific, we could really use someone like Mr Wizard on kid's TV today. Bill Nye's OK, but was his show ever national? I thought he was just on in the Seattle market?
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    For the life of me, I can't remember this show. But I do remember Sigman the Sea Monster.

    Anyways, back on thread................

    Thanks Mr. Wizard for teaching us kids, SCIENCE. RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    Given the recent religious reich/corporatist inspired hatred towards all things scientific, we could really use someone like Mr Wizard on kid's TV today. Bill Nye's OK, but was his show ever national? I thought he was just on in the Seattle market?
    Bill was on PBS everyday here in Louisiana. I think his market reached out. But, the guy might have been a victim of Kriss Angel, because I haven't seen Bill's show in a couple of years.

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    Bummer. I used to watch his show in the late 80's on Nic.
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