Harry Smith

Newscaster, News anchor, TV host
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 ... Read more »
Born: 08/20/1951 in Lansing, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Actor (268)

Going for Gold 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Correspondent

What We Wasted Our Year On 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Picket Fences 1992 - 1996, 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rock Center with Brian Williams 2011 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Correspondent

Dateline NBC 2012 (Tv Show)

Correspondent

Secrets of Bin Laden's Lair 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Early Show 1999 - 2012 (TV Show)

Anchor

The Good Wife 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

As the World Turns 1955 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Life and Death of Michael Jackson 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Host

The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Iron Chef America 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular 2005 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

After the Game 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Andy Garcia: Latin Rhythms & America Dreams 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Billie Holiday: Sensational Lady 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Biography of the Year 2001 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography: 15 Years and Counting 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Bobby Rydell: Wild About Bobby 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Bobby Vinton: A Melody of Love 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Brenda Lee: Little Miss Dynamite 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Broadway Joe: The Joe Namath Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Buddy Holly 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Charles & Camilla 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Cheers 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Dustin Hoffman: First in His Class 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Enzo Ferrari 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Eugene O'Neill: A Haunted Life 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Ferdinand Porsche 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Gary Condit: Shroud of Suspicion 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Genovese: Portrait of a Crime Family 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

George Lucas: Creating an Empire 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Gladys Knight: A Knight's Tale 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Imelda Marcos: Steel Butterfly 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Intimate Portrait: Paula Zahn 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

J.K. Rowling and the Story of Harry Potter 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Jackie Gleason: The Great One 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Jeff Bridges: Building Bridges 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Jerry Falwell: Minister of Morals 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Jessica Lange: On Her Own Terms 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Jezebel: Queen of Infamy 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Joe Montana 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

John Walsh: Fighting Back 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Johnnie Cochran: The Best Defense 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Kevin Bacon: Am I Me? 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Mario Puzo: Father of the Godfather 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Melissa Gilbert 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Moments of Truth With Stephen Ambrose 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Osama bin Laden: In the Name of Allah 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Prince William: A King in the Making 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Princess Anne 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

RFK: His Many Sides 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Richard Burton: Taylor-Made For Stardom 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

River Phoenix 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Rudy Giuliani 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Salome: Behind the Veils 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Sante and Kenneth Kimes 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Sunset Strip: Paradise Lost 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Sweetness: The Walter Payton Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

That Girl 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The 2002 Salt Lake Paralympic Winter Games 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The World Trade Center 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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There's Something About Ben Stiller 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Tony Blair 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Vince Lombardi 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Narrator

Wayne Gretzky: The Great One 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

2000 Olympic Games 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Al Lewis: Forever Granpa 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Al Pacino: Inside Out 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Barbara Bush: First Mom 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Barbara Walters: A Driving Force 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Bill Bixby: Chasing Perfection 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Biography of the Year 2000 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Bobby Darin: I Want to Be a Legend 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Burt Bacharach 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Charles Lindbergh: Against the Wind 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Charlie Sheen 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Cheryl Tiegs 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Civil Rights Heroes 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Dame Edna 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Dear Home: Letters From WWI 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Dennis Franz: Out of the Blue 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dick Van Patten: The Sure Bet 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Dominick Dunne: Murder He Wrote 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Eddie Albert: A Passion For Life 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Florence Henderson: Here's the Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

George Foreman: Blow By Blow 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Glen Campbell: Still on the Line 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Graham Kerr: The Galloping Gourmet 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Henry Hill: Goodfella 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Hitmakers: The Teens Who Stole Pop Music 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Hugh Hefner: American Playboy Revisited 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Jack Palance: From Grit to Grace 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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James Caan: Making a Scene 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Janet Gaynor: A Star Was Born 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Jeff Bezos: Boy Billionaire 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Jimmy Hoffa: The Man Behind the Mystery 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Jimmy Swaggart: Fire and Brimstone 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Karen Silkwood: A Life on the Line 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Liberace: Too Much of a Good Thing Is Wonderful 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Madame Tussaud and Her World of Wax 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Margot Kidder 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Marilu Henner: Perpetual Motion 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Martha Stewart: The Best of Everything 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Mary Hart: Heart's Ambition 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Mary Kay LeTourneau 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Mary, Queen of Scots: Heroine or Harlot? 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Matthew Broderick 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Mitzi Gaynor: Hollywood's Cockeyed Optimist 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Olga Korbut 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Oscar De La Hoya: Body and Soul 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Oscar Wilde: Wit's End 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Patti Labelle: Surviving With Soul 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Paul Lynde: Off Center 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Perry Como: The Singing Barber 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Peter Frampton: Alive Again 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Randy Travis: Keeping the Tradition 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Reginald VelJohnson: His Family Matters 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Richard Branson: The Top of the World 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Richard Simmons: Fit For Life 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Robert Blake: Dark Passage 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Robert Redford: Hollywood Outlaw 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Robert Reed: Unfinished Business 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Rosemary Clooney: Girl Singer 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Sally Hemings: Redefining History 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Sean "Puffy" Combs 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Sesame Street 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Shelley Winters: Full Disclosure 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Sonny Liston: The Champ Nobody Wanted 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Steve Wozniak: The Wizard of Apple 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Bee Gees: This Is Where I Came In 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Famous Wally Amos: The Cookie King 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Next First Lady 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Tim Burton: Trick or Treat 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Tim McGraw: Give 'Em What They Want 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Tony Curtis: Tony of the Movies 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Wolfgang Puck: Recipe For Success 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Narrator

Words and Music By Leiber & Stoller 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ann Miller: I'm Still Here 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Art Linkletter: Made For TV 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Billy Graham: A Personal Crusade 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Bob Dylan: The American Troubadour 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Brian Epstein 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Candice Bergen 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Charles Atlas: Modern Day Hercules 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Charles and Anne Lindbergh: Alone Together 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Chris Rock: In Your Face 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Clint Black: A Better Man 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Colonel Robert McCormick: Chicago Press Baron 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

David Crosby: Finding Harmony 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Dear Home: Letters From WWII 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Deborah Kerr: Getting to Know Her 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Diahann Carroll: No Strings 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Dick Powell: Thanks a Million 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Drew Barrymore 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Dudley Moore: In Pursuit of Happiness 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Ed McMahon: America's Sidekick 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Fred Gwynne 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

George Reeves 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

George VI: The Reluctant King 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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George Washington: American Revolutionary 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Gerald Ford: Healing the Presidency 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Henry Winkler: Hollywood's Coolest Character 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Hulk Hogan: American Made 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Irving Berlin: An American Song 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Jacqueline Susann: The Writing Machine 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Janis Joplin: Southern Discomfort 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Joe Louis: The Boxer Who Beat Hitler 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Just Shoot Me 2000 (Tv Show)

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Katharine Hepburn: On Her Own Terms 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Kurt Russell: Hollywood's Heavy Hitter 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Lowell Thomas: Man About the World 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Mary Magdalene: The Hidden Apostle 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Morgan Fairchild 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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National D-Day Museum 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

New Year 2000: Centuries of Celebration 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Oprah Winfrey: Heart of the Matter 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Peter Falk: Just One More Thing 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Peter the Great: Reformer and Tyrant 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Phyllis Diller: First Lady of Laughter 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Prince William: Coming of Age 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Princess Margaret: The Rebel Princess 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Queen Noor: Between Two Realms 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Raymond Burr: The Case of the TV Legend 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Richard Widmark: Strength of Characters 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Ricki Lake 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Sally Field: Defying Gravity 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Sandra Dee 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Shirley Jones: Hollywood's Musical Mom 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Shirley MacLaine: This Time Around 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Sidney Sheldon: Storyteller 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Ted Danson: One Lucky Guy 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The 2nd Annual Family Television Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Times Capsule 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Vivien Leigh: A Delicate Balance 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Wernher von Braun: From the Nazis to NASA 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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William S. Paley: The Eye of CBS 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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You Want to Bet? 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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Ann Landers: America's Confidante 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Barbara Hutton: Million Dollar Baby 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Bill Bradley: In the Game 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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George W. Bush 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Harlem Globetrotters 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Heinz: The Ketchup Kings 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

J. Edgar Hoover: Personal and Confidential 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Jacques Cousteau 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Joan Rivers: Can She Talk! 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

John F. Kennedy, Jr.: Child of a Dream 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

John Steinbeck: An American Writer 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Kris Kristofferson 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Michael Landon 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Nick Nolte 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Nicolas Cage: Wild at Heart 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Pat Nixon 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Richard Speck 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Samuel L. Jackson 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Slobodan Milosevic: Serbian Strongman 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Spencer Tracy: Triumph and Turmoil 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

Susan Sarandon: Rebel With a Cause 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Gulf War 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Ann-Margret: Sugar and Spice 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Della Reese: Outspoken Angel 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

Mia Farrow: A Life of Drama 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

Mike Wallace: TV's Grand Inquisitor 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Narrator

Olympic Winter Games XVIII 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Too Soon For Sex?: The Class of 2000 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Travels With Harry 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Al Gore: A Burning Ambition 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

Election Night 96 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Marlon Brando: Breaking All the Rules 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

Peter Lorre: The Master of Menace 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

Quincy Jones: The Incomparable Q 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Narrator

CBS This Morning 1987 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Muhammad Ali: The Greatest 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Smithsonian Fantastic Journey 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Who's Getting Rich and Why Aren't You? 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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1994 Olympic Winter Games 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

P.O.W.E.R.: The Eddie Matos Story 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Jimmy Hoffa 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Remember Pearl Harbor 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The 1992 Winter Olympics 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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Catholics in America 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

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1975 (TV Show)

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Adam West: Behind the Cowl (TV Show)

Narrator

Ingrid Bergman (TV Show)

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Julie Newmar: The Cat's Meow (TV Show)

Narrator

The Lost Generation (TV Show)

Actor

The Queen Mother (TV Show)

Narrator

Biography

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.

Relationships

Grady Smith

Son

Jake Smith

Son

Andrea Joyce

Wife
also works for CBS

EDUCATION

Central College

Pella , Iowa

Central College

Pella , Iowa

Milestones

1999

Hosted the A&E series "Biography" (from March)

1994

Served again as morning host for Winter Olympics coverage

1992

Morning host for Winter Olympics coverage

1987

Reported on "Catholics in America", CBS News Special

1987

Named Evening News Correspondent

1986

Joined CBS News as Dallas-based reporter

1973

Radio host and disc jockey, at KHOW in Denver, KIMN in Denver, and WLW in Cincinnati

Reporter and anchor, KMGH-TV Denver

Anchor, "CBS This Morning"

Talk show host, KRMA-TV Denver

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