Goodbye, Mr. Wizard

I was one of (probably) millions of children in whom he nurtured an interest in science.

Don Herbert died Tuesday at age 89.

Mr. Herbert held no advanced degree in science, he used household items in his TV lab, and his assistants were boys and girls. But he became an influential showman-science teacher on his half-hour “Watch Mr. Wizard” programs, which ran on NBC from 1951 to 1965.

May he rest in peace.

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