Sad news this morning as Greg Wilson has sent out an email announcing his father, pioneering television magician Mark Wilson, passed away early this week on Tuesday the 19th. I have actually had the pleasure of seeing Mark Wilson and Nani Darnell perform and, in fact, somewhere I have footage of them performing on the streets of Appleton, Wisconsin at a Houdini Days celebration. Between their magic shows and specials on television and Mark Wilson’s Complete Course In Magic the couple have launched countless people on a journey of magic, either as a hobby, career or simply as a devoted fan.

Unfortunately I am traveling today and already have a Video Friday program planned. Next week, though, we will pay proper video tribute to Mark Wilson.