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Legendary Pitchman Ron Popeil Dies

Ron Popeil, the man behind TV pitches for items such as the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman and the Showtime Rotisserie & BBQ (“Set it and forget it!”), has died. “As he pioneered, in the middle of the 20th century, what became known as the infomercial, both Popeil and his fervently promoted products became part of the pop-culture landscape,” per the Los Angeles Times.

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