George Goodman, Host of PBS' 'Adam Smith's Money World,' Dies at 83
George Goodman, who used the pseudonym "Adam Smith" and made economics accessible to millions of people as a journalist, business author and award-winning television host, has died.
Goodman's son, Mark Goodman, says that he died Friday at his home in Miami after a long battle with the bone marrow disorder myelofibrosis. George Goodman was 83.
For years, he was known to PBS viewers as the personable host of Adam Smith's Money World, a multiple Emmy winner.
His books included the best-selling The Money Game, a children's story and a novel, The Wheeler Dealers, later adapted into a movie of the same name starring James Garner and Lee Remick.
Founding New York Magazine editor Clay Felker convinced Goodman to call himself Adam Smith, after the 18th century economist.