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Andrew Leckey remembers Rukeyser

May 14, 2006

Tribune Media Services columnist Andrew Leckey, who is also the director of the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism at the American Press Institute, remembers how Louis Rukeyser helped him in his career in a column published Sunday. Rukeyser, the former host of “Wall Street Week,” died recently at the age of 73.

Andrew LeckeyLeckey, who was invited by Rukeyser to attend one of his show’s tapings, writes, “I enjoyed the taping, but even better was humorous than those on air. Rukeyser’s private viewing of it afterward with his staff. His caustic asides about guests, panelists and himself were more

“Afterward, it was off to dinner in a fancy night spot where our table was soon surrounded by fans he invited to join us. As I attempted to take notes, he became the life of the party well into the night. He loved being Lou Rukeyser and talking about money with everyone.

“He did impart bits of advice to me about building a career in investment news, such as the most advantageous strategy for travel reimbursement on speaking tours throughout the country. ‘Wall Street Week’ was a one-day-a-week gig for him, and he spent the rest of his time traveling to speeches and turning out newsletters and books.”

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