Louis Rukeyser

Louis Rukeyser

Birth
New York, USA
Death 2 May 2006 (aged 73)
Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 14154440 · View Source
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Business columnist, economic commentator, and newscaster. He published two financial newsletters, "Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street" and "Louis Rukeyser's Mutual Funds." He was the son of financial journalist Merryle Rukeyser. Rukeyser had a significant impact in making the often arcane workings of the stock market and the economy better known to the mass public. Rukeyser was well known for his usage of wit and humor and a love of puns. He graduated in 1954 from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the same year as Donald Rumsfeld. He spent the next eleven years as a political and foreign correspondent for the Baltimore Sun newspapers. He then moved to ABC television as economics correspondent and commentator. He left ABC in 1973. In 1970, he started the popular PBS series, "Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser", which ran for 32 years before Rukeyser left in a dispute with Maryland Public Television executives over their plans to demote him and use younger hosts. Shortly thereafter, he began a new program, "Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street" (named after one of his newsletters) on the cable channel CNBC. Highly unusual for a cable network, advertising on the show was limited to before-and-after "underwriting" announcements similar to those on non-commercial broadcast stations. This was done at Rukeyser's insistence, so that Garden City, New York, public station WLIW could offer the program to PBS members who wanted to carry it on a second-run basis. "Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street" ended its run on December 31, 2004, at Rukeyser's request after health problems kept him off the show for more than a year.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Louis Rukeyser (30 Jan 1933–2 May 2006), Find a Grave Memorial no. 14154440, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.