Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez Fired From CBS Early Show

November 30th, 2010 2:42 PM
A major staff shakeup has occurred on the CBS Early Show. Starting January 3, current co-hosts Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez, along with weatherman Dave Price, will all be replaced. Saturday Early Show co-host Chris Wragge and the broadcast's current news reader Erica Hill will take over for Smith and Rodriguez, while former ABC weather person Marysol Castro will take the place of Price…

Early Show's Adoration Of The Obama

January 1st, 2010 8:11 AM
Diabetic or not, you might want to have a dose of insulin handy while watching this morning's video clip. The Early Show's review of the past year was one sicky-sweet adoration—in overtly religious terms—of Barack Obama.Harry Smith set the tone with his opening comments:"Politics, and patriotism and the presidency: it is the place where the secular and the religious merge. One of the…

CBS Early Show Hosts Discuss Obama’s ‘Wicked Sinker’ Pitch

July 15th, 2009 5:50 PM
On Wednesday’s CBS Early Show co-host Russ Mitchell described President Obama’s lackluster first pitch at Tuesday night’s All-Star game in St. Louis: "And it appears President Obama has a wicked sinker." Mitchell referred to his colleagues in studio: "Somebody’s laughing over there, I’m not going to mention any names."At the top of the show, even Obama fan co-host Harry Smith…

Morning Show Anchors Marvel At Obama's Fly Swat

June 17th, 2009 11:32 AM
The common, everyday act of swatting a bug is something that happens countless times a day at picnics and ball games across the country, especially during the summer, but when Barack Obama was caught on tape by CNBC's cameras doing it, the fawning liberal press couldn't contain their excitement. All three broadcast network morning shows, on Wednesday, praised the presidential kill as…

CBS ‘Early Show’ Fawns Over Obama Date Night in NYC, Excuses Cost

June 2nd, 2009 11:33 AM
On Monday’s CBS Early Show, co-host Julie Chen mentioned President Obama taking the First Lady on a date night to New York City over the weekend: "The President and First Lady had a long-planned night out in New York City on Saturday, doing dinner and Greenwich Village and taking in the Broadway show, ‘Joe Turner's Come and Gone’" Co-host Maggie Rodriguez commented on the restaurant the…

CBS Promotes Pro-Obama Video by Sarah Silverman, Censors and Ignores A

October 14th, 2008 9:10 AM
CBS aired another light and fluffy pro-Obama segment in the second hour of Monday’s Early Show. It was about "The Great Schlep," an effort to get young Jews to visit their grandparents in Florida and urge them to vote Obama. (Video is here.)The effort is led by raunchy comedienne Sarah Silverman, but CBS never let one word slip about Silverman’s trashy Comedy Central show (like the…

Morning Show Consults Kids, Not Experts about Crisis

October 10th, 2008 3:25 PM
Who you gonna call to fix the economy? Kids. The Dow dropped 5,585 points since its high a year ago, banks have been afraid to lend and the government bought billions in toxic mortgage-backed securities. So CBS's "The Early Show" went to some top finance experts to explain what was happening to viewers, right? Nope, they went to kids, Oct. 10. Weatherman Dave Price talked to…

CBS’s Harry Smith Is Al Gore Jr

March 26th, 2008 6:26 PM
At the beginning of the 8:30AM half hour of the CBS "Early Show," weatherman Dave Price did a brief story highlighting a melting ice shelf in Antarctica as an example of climate change and co-host Harry Smith used the opportunity to show off his global warming knowledge: "And they also talk about because as this disappears, this reflects light, alright? That's another huge issue…