Don Herbert -- aka Mr. Wizard -- played a large role in establishing my early interests in technology. I still have some of his books. His original half hour television show, running from 1951-1965 on NBC, was a classic. He had later revival series of limited duration, and was a guest on the very first edition of Late Night With David Letterman. He also featured some very bright boys and girls as his assistants. Can you imagine a major television network producing a program like this today? Uh, no.
I never heard of this show. I really missed out, I think. Fortunately, my parents immersed me in space travel, meteorology, and electronics as a child. Then came computing at age 10, and I never looked back from that.