Decline in Marriage Laughing Matter For Early Show Crew

Particularly when you consider the ramifications for millions of children growing up without a two-parent family, the news that 51% of women in America now live without a spouse [up from 35% in 1950] is serious indeed. But the decline of the basic building block of society was nothing but a laughing matter for the boys of the Early Show.

Rather than seeing any cause for concern, CBS displayed the graphic seen here blithely informing viewers: "No Husband Needed."

As Russ Mitchell threw the story to Harry Smith, he mirthfully proclaimed:

"So Harry, now there's now statistical data for what we always knew: they really don't need us, do they?"

A chuckling Smith was happy to agree: "They really don't."

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