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Rukeyser being remembered with two TV specials

May 4, 2006

Louis Rukeyser, the business journalist whose “Wall Street Week” show aired on TV for nearly 35 years, will be remembered this weekend by two special shows. Rukeyser died earlier this week from a rare bone cancer at the age of 73.

Louis RukeyserCNBC is airing a one-hour special, hosted by Maria Bartiromo, about Rukeyser on Friday night at 8 p.m. and again at 11 p.m. The show will be repeated on Saturday at the same times.

“The reason we do this is that Mr. Rukeyser was really a pioneer in covering Wall Street, finance and investing,� said Tyler Mathisen, manager editor at CNBC. “For 35 years, there weren’t many people important in the world of money who didn’t know Rukeyser, respect him or appear on his program.�

A video remembrance of Rukeyser prepared by CNBC’s Bill Griffeth, which hosted his show in 2002 and 2003, can be viewed here. The video also has comments from two of Rukeyser’s long-time guests on his show. They have old footage of Rukeyser from the early days as well, which is fun to watch.

Meanwhile, Consuelo Mack will honor Rukeyser’s career on her “WealthTrack” show on Friday night as well.

During Rukeyser’s long illness, Mack was the guest host for his program distributed by WLIW New York, and on this week’s episode of “Consuelo Mack WealthTrack” she will pay tribute to her public television predecessor and CNBC colleague.

“WealthTrack” airs on presenting station WLIW New York Fridays at 7:30 pm and weekends on public television stations nationwide (check local listings).

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