TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Harry Smith to Undergo Colonoscopy On ‘The Early Show’

Smith_3.8.jpgTaking a page from his CBS News colleague Katie Couric, CBS “Early Show” co-anchor Harry Smith will undergo a colonoscopy live on Wednesday’s show. Couric will be with Smith as he preps for and undergoes the procedure.

Following Couric’s on-air colonoscopy on the Today show in 2000, University of Michigan researchers documented a 20% increase in the number of colonoscopies performed across the country, dubbing it “The Couric Effect.” Couric’s husband Jay Monahan died of colon cancer in January 1998. In 2004, Couric opened the Jay Monahan Center at New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Medical College of Cornell University, where Smith will undergo his procedure.

And it’s not even sweeps…

Mediabistro Course

Get $25 OFF Podcasting

PodcastingStarting July 31, learn how to develop and create your own podcast in just a a matter of weeks! In this course you'll learn how to determine the goals of your podcast, pinpoint your concept, contact and book guests, distribute and market your podcast and more. Get $25 OFF with code CLASS25. Register now!