We all feel lucky to have known and worked with Don and we have been honored to carry on his legacy as an original and truly legendary figure in the worlds of both Television and Science Education. He has been inspirational and influential in so many ways and on so many lives and we are comforted in the fact that his ground breaking work and legacy will continue to inspire many more people for years to come.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
MR. WIZARD, 89
Don Herbert was his name, and he was a month shy of his 90th birthday. He died Tuesday of cancer. According to his web site:
The first Mr. Wizard episode aired on WMAQ in 1951.