Adam Smith is the host and editor in chief of the Adam Smith show, which runs weekly on 246 PBS stations. The show has won four Emmys-- the only business show to be so honored -- and is the first public affairs show of any kind to be broadcast on Russian television, where it appears weekly in prime time. The Adam Smith show began in I 983 as Adam Smith’s Money World on PBS. Among its notable achievements have been a one-on-one interview with Mikhail Gorbachev in the Supreme Soviet in 1990, an on-the-scene report of the economic revolution in China in 1985, and a live special on the stock market crash of 1987. Adam Smith was four times nominated as “best interviewer” in the Emmy awards.

Adam Smith is the pseudonym given to George J. W. Goodman by an editor of New York magazine in 1966. Originally, it permitted him to continue as a Wall Street portfolio manager and to write satirical columns at the same time. The Money Game, published in 1968, was the #1 best seller in the US for over a year. It was followed by Supermoney, Paper Money, Powers of Mind, and The Roaring Eighties, all national best sellers or major book club selections. Mr. Goodman also wrote four novels under his own name, one of which, The Wheeler Dealers, became a feature movie starring Lee Remick and James Garner.

Mr. Goodman was a founder of New York magazine, and the founding editor of the trade magazine Institutional Investor. He has been a member of the editorial board of the New York Times, and a director of several mutual funds, an airline, and a world wide hotel chain. He is a Trustee of the Urban Institute, and has been a trustee of the C. G. Jung Foundation and the Foundation of Child Development. He was a member of the Advisory Council of the Economic Council of Princeton University from 1970 to 1989, and was its chairman, 1975-77, He is currently a member of the Advisory Council of the Center for International Affairs at Princeton University, and of the Council of the Authors Guild. He is a regular commentator on The Nightly Business Report.

Of The Money Game, Nobel Prize winner Paul Samuelson wrote, “this is a modern classic.”

Mr. Goodman was graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.



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