Wednesday, May 03, 2006


The Associated Press says he "delivered pun-filled, common-sense commentary on complicated business and economic news." We just recall his head of hella hair.

JJ caught the news on Tuesday night; Smitty -- an original diver in our Dead Pool -- flagged us at dawn on Wednesday.

According to AP:
Rukeyser died at his home in Greenwich after a long battle with multiple myeloma, a rare bone marrow cancer, said his brother, Bud Rukeyser.

As host of "Wall $treet Week With Louis Rukeyser" on public TV from 1970 until 2002, Rukeyser took a wry approach to the ups and downs in the marketplace and urged guests to avoid jargon. He brought finance and economics to ordinary viewers and investors, and was rewarded with the largest audience in the history of financial journalism.

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