Star of Emmy-Winning Show About Money Dead at 83

Jan 6, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A TV commentator who starred in a multiple Emmy Award-winning television program focused on money has died. Bloomberg reports that George Goodman, who went by the pseudonym Adam Smith as the star of the 1980s television series “Adam Smith’s Money World,” died late last week at 83.

Goodman reportedly died Friday from complications related to acute myeloid leukemia.

Goodman helped average investors understand the economy and markets through books such as 1967’s “The Money Game.” Later, he starred in the PBS show “Adam Smith’s Money World,” borrowing the name of the 18th-century Scottish philosopher.

The half-hour show ran for 13 years and became the most honored program in its field, reportedly being nominated for more Emmy Awards than any other business show and winning five Emmys.

“He changed the way we think about financial journalism,” Peter Landau, who succeeded Goodman as editor of Institutional Investor, a financial magazine, said on The Business News Luminaries’ Honorees page. “Instead of being told that the Dow Jones Industrials declined two points or something equally boring, all of a sudden we were awakened to the fact that exciting things happen on Wall Street."

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