CBS Fires Harry Smith, Overhauls Early Show

Co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez also is out
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2010 4:17 PM CST
FILE -A 2009 file photo of Maggie Rodriguez.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
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(Newser) – CBS is scrapping its Early Show team, replacing co-hosts Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez with the anchors of the show's Saturday edition, Chris Wragge and Erica Hill. Other more minor players also are leaving in the switch, which takes place early next year, the LA Times reports. The show has been consistently stuck in third place, well behind Today and Good Morning America. Smith, who survived the last major overhaul of the show in 2002, will stick with the network as Katie Couric's main backup on the CBS Evening News, notes AP. Click here for more.

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