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Don Herbert


“I was awed by him,” says chemistry educator Bassam Shakhashiri of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, who first saw Watch Mr. Wizard when he arrived in the United States from Lebanon as a college student. “It came across that he was himself learning and enjoying it. He's had a lasting effect on kids of all ages.”

From Don Herbert's Science Magazine obituary, June 22, 2007
DOI: 10.1126/science.316.5832.1677a


Don Herbert


Don Herbert, ‘Mr. Wizard’ to Science Buffs, Dies at 89
The New York Times, 6/13/2007

Don't Try This at Home
Wired Magazine, 6/1/2006

Television: When Science Was Simple; Watching Mr. Wizard
The New York Times, 6/27/2004

The dedication from Volume 4 of
Chemical Demonstrations: A Handbook for Teachers of Chemistry