Nearly 12 hours later, at 6:30 PM, he was in the chair normally filled by Katie Couric at the “CBS Evening News.”
The top story on both newscasts was the aftermath of the blizzard that struck the Northeastern U.S.
Smith had the good sense to change ties in between the newscasts.
When he formally leaves “The Early Show” at the end of the year, Smith will become Couric’s primary fill-in on the “Evening News.”
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