George Goodman, aka TV's "Adam Smith," dies at 83 - 13 WTHR Indianapolis

George Goodman, aka TV's "Adam Smith," 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.

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