"Mr. Wizard" dead at 89


Mr. Wizard Studios announced that Don Herbert, star of the "Watch Mr. Wizard" TV series of science experiments for kids, has died of cancer, just a bit more than a month shy of his 90th birthday. The show first aired on NBC's Chicago O&O (then WNBQ) in 1951, later moving to New York as it expanded to stations nationwide. NBC canceled the show in 1965, but briefly revived it in 1971-72. New episodes of "Mr. Wizard's World" ran on Nickelodeon 1983-90 and both shows are still being sold on DVD.