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Born: August 21, 1951 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Lansing, Illinois, USA Profession: newscaster, news anchor, TV host

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From November 1987 to June 1996, With his glasses, receding hairline, and ready chuckle, Harry Smith oozed the heartland aura, the very region from which he hailed, as anchor on the "CBS Morning News". In that capacity, he was CBS' emissary to morning programming, interviewing heads of state and movie stars, authors and sports figures. Smith also broadcast with the "Morning News" from locations throughout the world, including Cuba, Jordan, Moscow, Poland and Hungary. Additionally, during the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics, Smith and co-anchor Paula Zahn were the hosts of the morning broadcasts.Smith began his career in radio, as both a host and disc jockey, working at such stations as WLW in Cincinnati, and both KHOW and KIMN in Denver, from 1983-81. In 1981, he moved to TV, joining the Denver PBS outlet, KRMA-TV, as host of a local talk show. KMGH-TV in Denver hired Smith as a news reporter and, eventually, anchor in 1982, and he remained there through 1985 when he joined CBS News as the Dallas-based reporter in January 1986. In March 1987, he was named a correspondent, contributing mostly to the "CBS Evening News". The anchor slot on the "CBS Morning News" followed in November. Smith has also...

From November 1987 to June 1996, With his glasses, receding hairline, and ready chuckle, Harry Smith oozed the heartland aura, the very region from which he hailed, as anchor on the "CBS Morning News". In that capacity, he was CBS' emissary to morning programming, interviewing heads of state and movie stars, authors and sports figures. Smith also broadcast with the "Morning News" from locations throughout the world, including Cuba, Jordan, Moscow, Poland and Hungary. Additionally, during the 1992 and 1994 Winter Olympics, Smith and co-anchor Paula Zahn were the hosts of the morning broadcasts.

Smith began his career in radio, as both a host and disc jockey, working at such stations as WLW in Cincinnati, and both KHOW and KIMN in Denver, from 1983-81. In 1981, he moved to TV, joining the Denver PBS outlet, KRMA-TV, as host of a local talk show. KMGH-TV in Denver hired Smith as a news reporter and, eventually, anchor in 1982, and he remained there through 1985 when he joined CBS News as the Dallas-based reporter in January 1986. In March 1987, he was named a correspondent, contributing mostly to the "CBS Evening News". The anchor slot on the "CBS Morning News" followed in November. Smith has also participated in numerous CBS News documentaries and specials, including "Catholics in America" (1987), "America's Toughest Assignment: Solving the Education Crisis" (1990), and "Remembering Pearl Harbor" on the 50th anniversary of the Japanese attack there in 1991. He also covered the San Francisco earthquake in 1989, and the 1988 and 1992 Republican conventions. In March 1999, Smith was tapped as host of the A&E information series "Biography".

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 Gladys Knight: A Knight's Tale (2002) Narration
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 Sante and Kenneth Kimes (2002) Narration
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 Eugene O'Neill: A Haunted Life (2002) Narration
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 Kevin Bacon: Am I Me? (2002) Narration
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1973:
Radio host and disc jockey, at KHOW in Denver, KIMN in Denver, and WLW in Cincinnati
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Talk show host, KRMA-TV Denver
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Reporter and anchor, KMGH-TV Denver
1986:
Joined CBS News as Dallas-based reporter
1987:
Named Evening News Correspondent
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Anchor, "CBS This Morning"
1987:
Reported on "Catholics in America", CBS News Special
1992:
Morning host for Winter Olympics coverage
1994:
Served again as morning host for Winter Olympics coverage
1999:
Hosted the A&E series "Biography" (from March)
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Education

Central College: Pella , Iowa -
Central College: Pella , Iowa -

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wife:
Andrea Joyce. Sportscaster. Also works for CBS.

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son:
Jake Smith.
son:
Grady Smith.

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