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Meet Mr. Wizard, Television's Original Science Guy

Meet Mr Wizard Television s Original Science Guy At the Smithsonian Smithsonian


In the 1960s, Don Herbert broadcast some of the most mesmerizing, and kooky, science experiments from his garage

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He paved the way for Bill Nye and Neil Degrasse Tyson. 

From 1951 to 1965, Herbert hosted “Watch Mr. Wizard,” a half-hour weekly show. Broadcast from his garage studio, the program was geared towards children, but kids weren’t his only fans. In addition to David Letterman, Herbert’s copious fan mail includes paeans from parents all over the country, as well as a letter from a woman who began, “If I don’t write this, I’ll explode.”

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