Marshall Loeb, the former managing editor of Fortune and Money magazines who now writes a column for MarketWatch, lauded former Wall Street Week founder Louis Rukeyser, who died earlier this week.
Loeb wrote, “When Louis Rukeyser entered the world of TV business journalism in 1970, it was Ptolemaic. When he left us this week, it was Copernican, and the change that occurred in between is due in no small part to Rukeyser himself — a charming, witty, hugely intelligent and Hollywood-handsome man of 73, who looked like George Washington and had a pied-piper effect on his national audience.
“Before Rukeyser came along, business reporting on television was largely a dull, gray mass of tiresome statistics and happy-days handouts — he made it alive and captured the drama and excitement of business and investing in many ways.”
Read the rest here.
There is also a nice story about Rukeyser in his hometown newspaper, the Greenwich (Conn.) Time, here.