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CBS Fires Harry Smith, Overhauls Early Show

Co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez also is out

(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... More »

Scott Brown's Daughter Gets CBS Early Show Gig

Ayla Brown to produce youth-oriented segments

(Newser) - Somebody must have told CBS she was available. Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown's 21-year-old daughter Ayla has been hired as a CBS Early Show contributor. Producers say the former American Idol semi-finalist, who hasn't yet graduated from Boston College, will be contributing segments aimed at the youth audience. "You can't... More »

Obama: 'I Can Go To My Right'

President shoots hoops, talks talk radio

(Newser) - Barack Obama’s opponents should know that he is an adaptable foe. “I can go to my right,” the lefthanded Obama said while shooting hoops with Harry Smith on CBS’ Early Show , “but I prefer my left.” Obama admitted his basketball form isn’t perfect these... More »

ABC Cancels Lambert Gig; CBS Grabs It

He'll be on Early Show after GMA worries about risque moves

(Newser) - ABC canceled an appearance by Adam Lambert on Good Morning America planned for tomorrow in the wake of his steamy performance at the AMAs. After receiving 1,500 complaints over Lambert's sexy moves, the network said it was concerned about "airing a similar concert so early in the morning.... More »

Beaver Pees on CBS Reporter

Clip from the Early Show is, obviously, CBS News' most popular

(Newser) - When a beaver on an Early Show animal segment started marking its territory—and correspondent Debbye Turner Bell got sprayed in the face— CBS News must have known it had a viral video on its hands. So the network went ahead and posted the clip itself, complete with slow-motion replay... More »

Fox Ribs Biden's Fumbling Over Web 'Number'

(Newser) - Fox News is poking fun at Joe Biden for seeming a little clueless about the web. During an appearance on CBS' Early Show today, Biden sought to refer viewers to the government's new stimulus-tracking website, but he couldn't come up with its "number." His full line: "You... More »

McCain Kicks Off Fla. Tour; Obama Heads to Hawaii

Obama says decision to visit grandmother was easy to make

(Newser) - The economy continues to be issue No. 1 on the campaign trail. John McCain kicked off his “Joe the Plumber Tour” in all-important Florida, blasting Barack Obama's tax plan for redistributing the wealth of ordinary Americans like Joe. Obama again linked McCain to the failed economic policies of George... More »

CBS in Talks to Outsource News to CNN

Deal would mark watershed for mother of network news

(Newser) - CBS, the network of Ed Murrow and Walter Cronkite that is widely credited with inventing television news, is considering outsourcing some of its news gathering activities to CNN, according to the New York Times. No deal is imminent but talks are reportedly taking place at the highest level at both... More »

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