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Shepard Smith Stakes Out Sandy Story

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith is broadcasting live from Seaside Heights, New Jersey today, to follow up on the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy as the warm weather begins in the northeast.

Rick Leventhal, Shannon Bream and Jonathan Hunt will contribute to the programming during “Studio B” and “Fox Report.” Smith also plans on hopping on the chopper for New York’s Fox station WNYW, where he will get a birds-eye view of the destruction in Breezy Point, Staten Island and elsewhere.

Smith also talked to TV Guide‘s Stephen Battaglio about his Sandy special, and about the art of cable news:

TV Guide Magazine: Whenever you give an opinion on the air, which isn’t often, you do get a lot of notice for it. Does it ever make you think you’d like to do a show where you could do commentary?
Smith: No. Not interested. I’ve enjoyed doing what I’m doing now… I know now the value of it is diluted because there are so many different ways you can seek the facts. I hope I’ve built a relationship with viewers that let’s them know if nothing else, at very minimum I’m trying to get it exactly right.

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