Vieira Leaving, Lauer Staying At ‘Today’ Show

By DAVID BAUDER, AP Television Writer NEW YORK – NBC’s “Today” show faces a transition with Ann Curry replacing Meredith Vieira as the show’s main co-host, but just as important is the transition that the morning television program won’t have to make. Matt Lauer said Monday that although he talked to Katie Couric about the […]

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Silky-Voiced Homeless Man Copes with Sudden Fame

NEW YORK – A homeless man from Ohio who quickly became a celebrity thanks to his smooth announcing voice indicates it’s been challenging dealing with the rush of fame. “I wanted a nerve pill yesterday, to be honest with you,” Ted Williams said Friday on CBS’ “Early Show.” The 53-year-old recovering addict said a psychologist […]

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Sheriff Wants Lindsay Lohan Charged with Battery

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Sheriff’s investigators in California want Lindsay Lohan charged with battery for last month’s skirmish with a Betty Ford Center rehabilitation technician. A riverside sheriff’s sergeant says a two-week investigation shows Lohan violated her probation during the Dec. 12 altercation. Results will be sent to the probation department and prosecutors. Lohan returned to […]

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Question for New ‘Early Show’ Team: Do They Have Chemistry?

New team, same show – that’s a quick, brief assessment of the new CBS “Early Show” based on Monday morning’s debut of the show’s brand-new foursome: Co-hosts Erica Hill and Chris Wragge, news reader Jeff Glor and weather forecaster Marysol Castro. Not that the newcomers weren’t bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Despite the early hour, Chris and […]

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A New Year, A New On-air Team on CBS’ ‘Early Show’

NEW YORK – Brisk and radiating eagerness Monday morning, a new team of hosts took its place on CBS’ “The Early Show.” The new lineup consists of former Saturday “Early Show” anchors Chris Wragge and Erica Hill, and weathercaster Marysol Castro, formerly of ABC’s “Good Morning America” weekend edition. CBS News correspondent Jeff Glor is […]

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A Final ‘Early Show’ For Anchor Harry Smith

By FRAZIER MOORE NEW YORK — Harry Smith finished 2010 by ending his run on CBS’ “Early Show” after two stints at the morning anchor desk that totaled 17 years. In a brief look back before his Friday signoff, Smith described his chief emotion as “one of gratitude, absolute gratitude” for his estimated 4,500 broadcasts. […]

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