George Goodman, better known as Adam Smith, is one of the nation's most respected television journalists and financial authors.
Adam Smith is the host and editor in chief of Public Broadcasting's popular television show Adam Smith,
which runs weekly on 246 PBS stations. The show has won four Emmy
Awards, 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 1983 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 twice nominated for Emmy Awards as "best interviewer."
"Adam Smith" is the pseudonym given to Goodman by
the 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 and called a "modern classic," was
followed by Supermoney, Paper Money, Powers of Mind and The Roaring
'80s, which were all national best sellers or major book club
Adam Smith also wrote four novels under his own name of Goodman,
one of which, The Wheeler Dealers, became a feature movie starring Lee
Remick and James Garner.
In addition to being a founder of New York Magazine and the founding editor of the trade magazine Institutional Investor, Adam Smith
was a member of the editorial board of The New York Times and has been
a director of several mutual funds, an airline and a worldwide hotel
chain. Adam Smith is also a trustee of the Urban Institute, and
in the past has been a trustee of the C.G. Jung Foundation and the
Foundation of Child Development. He was also a member of the Advisory
Council of the Economic Council of Princeton University from 1970 to
1989 and its chairman from 1975 to 1977 and is currently a member of
the Advisory Council of the Center for International Affairs at
Princeton University and the Council of the Authors Guild. He is a
regular commentator on The Nightly Business Report and a monthly
columnist for Esquire.
Adam Smith graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University.
Recognized for his ability to clarify complex issues with authority and
wit, he brings today's front page stories into perspective. Fast paced
and lively, his presentations focus on such issues as global economic
trends, the new Europe, the U.S. economy, jobs, interest rates,
healthcare and financial markets.