Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez got axed from the Early Show Tuesday. Howard Kurtz talks to Smith and CBS News President Sean McManus about the perennial challenges of the low-rated show.Harry Smith is sounding remarkably upbeat for a man who just got pushed out of his job.
“I took a long walk on a cold golf course on Sunday and realised I have an awful lot to be grateful for,” he told me hours after CBS announced that he is being replaced as co-host of the Early Show. “I’ve done morning television on CBS for 17 of the last 23 years. That’s a lot of miles, a lot of amazing destinations.” He recently found a photo of himself and Vaclav Havel, taken soon after the last president of Czechoslovakia was sworn in.
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