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George Goodman, Host of PBS' 'Adam Smith's Money World,' Dies at 83

The journalist who sought to make economics more accessible died on Friday.

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.