Wednesday, June 13

Tribute



Don Herbert gave me and countless thousands of children hours and hours of pleasure. His programs were educational, but we didn't realize we were learning because he presented everything in such interesting ways. He made science magic! Several years ago, I discovered that his old TV programs were being shown again. I devoured them, just as I had when I was young. The Wizard is dead. Love live The Wizard!

14 comments:

brendalove@gmail.com said...

WHY don't I remember this show!!! Everyone is tributing this guy. We only had 3 channels back then! What network was he on, do you remember?

Marty: said...

I think he was on Saturday mornings. We always watched and loved his experiments.

tiff said...

I think I liked his voice the best - kinda sucked you in, it did.

Yay for science and those who make is accessible!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Like you, I am fascinated by stuff like this.

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

I am older than you are, so I assume I don't know of this wonderful man because it happened after I was an adult. What a wonderful way for kids to learn science. I took my kids in summer for courses at the L.A. Museum of Science and Industry. These science classes are very popular in many places these days.

michelle said...

oh my! i am very saddened by this news! i remember watching him as a kid and loving science because of him..

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Mr. Wizard always seemed so wise.
The perfect teacher

Tia said...

Not having grown up in the US I didn't even know who he was... It sounds like he was much loved though.

I never did answer your question about my conference. They do have a website at www.ieata.org. There is probably still information on the conference.

Greg said...

He was the best!

rosemary said...

I caught up on your posts...beautiful daughter pics, ouch is right...heat on it now will help absorb the bruise. and I loved The Wizard too....your manicure is quite elegant BTW.

Blitz Krieg said...

The Wiz got me interested in science which led me to my time the the Navy Nuclear Program. I wouldn't trade those years for anything.

Jamie Dawn said...

I've never heard of him or his show.
I feel like I really missed out!!!!
Hopefully, I will catch a rerun of it sometime so I can be kind of in the know about him.

utenzi said...

Off topic: there's peppers and there's peppers, Judy. This one is of the non-food group type.

Maya's Granny said...

There are black garlands up in the neighborhood. First Mr. Rogers, now Mr. Wizard. Children (and those of us who were once children) have lost another friend.