A few words about Louis Rukeyser

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 | 06:38 PM

Rukeys_20051011173019In this age of shout TV, it is almost impossible to imagine a gentleman like Louis Rukeyser even getting on the air, no less getting his own show. He took the time to interview guests at length, to delve deeply into different areas and investment styles. Everything he did appeared to be the result of deep thought and quiet contemplation. You suspected he worked on his opening monologue all week – and it showed.

Lou was clearly of a different era, and I suspect he reveled in that fact. Could you picture him yelling Boo-Yah? (Me neither).

We have become victims of our own ever decreasing attention spans. In the place of that quiet contemplation, we get more noise than signal, more heat than light. There’s increasing less in the way of actual insight on financial TV, as we have opted instead for info-porn and entertainment.

His quiet solicitude will be greatly missed.

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Louis Rukeyser, who died on Tuesday, is one of my first PBS memories, after the Muppets, Sesame Streets Maria (Sonia Manzano) and Mister Rogers. I can remember watching him with my dad on Friday nights. Im not sure I learned anything about i... [Read More]

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I admit it. I used to watch Louis Rukeyser in Wall Street Week all the time when I was younger. When I started, I was far too young (11) to be watching Louis Rukeyser, or anything remotely related to [Read More]

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But he started on the Public system, and only went commercial after he became known. Sorry he has gone.

Posted by: Big Al | May 3, 2006 6:55:39 PM

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