Mr. Wizard aka Don Herbert, had a Saturday afternoon television show that would be anathema today.
He didn’t scream at viewers or belittle their intelligence. He slowly and patiently taught us all about the natural world and how to do cool scientific experiments with ordinary household stuff.Says Jim Booth in a fitting tribute at Scholars & Rogues:
"[He] insisted that the only irreplaceable piece of scientific gear was a kid’s mind."The show appeared in several incarnations from 1951, when it debuted on a local station in
Mr. Wizard died earlier this week a few days short of his 90th birthday.