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Episode Details

Original tape date: March 9, 2001.

First aired: December 8, 2002.

In 2001, the late broadcast journalist and commentator for CBS and ABC News Howard K. Smith gave what was to become his final interview. In this poignant episode of Television in America, he begins with his thoughts on the changes in television news today and those who report it. He also proudly flashes back to his time as one of the "Murrow Boys," correspondents from CBS' pioneering World War II news division that continued under Edward R. Murrow. Smith discusses his confrontation with William Paley over commentary on the 1951 report "Who Speaks for Birmingham," as well as his subsequent suspension.

Guest List

Steven H. Scheuer Host

Morton Silverstein Senior Writer/Producer, Television in America

Howard K. Smith Television Newscaster

  • Mike Wallace
  • Thursday, June 21 - 9:00pm
  • Friday, June 22 - 9:00am, 2:00pm
  • Sunday, June 24 - 1:00am
  • Tuesday, June 26 - 3:30am
  • Andy Rooney
  • Thursday, June 28 - 9:00pm
  • Friday, June 29 - 9:00am, 2:00pm
  • Sunday, July 1 - 1:00am
  • Tuesday, July 3 - 3:30am
  • Sheila Nevins
  • Thursday, July 5 - 9:00pm
  • Friday, July 6 - 9:00am, 2:00pm
  • Sunday, July 8 - 1:00am
  • Tuesday, July 10 - 3:30am
  • Judy Woodruff
  • Thursday, July 12 - 9:00pm
  • Friday, July 13 - 9:00am, 2:00pm
  • Sunday, July 15 - 1:10am
  • Tuesday, July 17 - 3:30am
  • Howard K. Smith
  • Thursday, July 19 - 9:00pm
  • Ted Koppel
  • Thursday, June 14 - 9:00pm
  • Friday, June 15 - 9:00am, 2:00pm
  • Sunday, June 17 - 1:00am
  • Tuesday, June 19 - 3:30am
  • Walter Cronkite
  • Thursday, June 7 - 9:00pm
  • Friday, June 8 - 9:00am, 2:00pm
  • Sunday, June 10 - 1:00am
  • Tuesday, June 12 - 3:30am
  • Studs Terkel
  • Friday, June 1 - 6:00am, 12:00pm
  • Albert Maysles
  • Friday, May 25 - 6:00am, 12:00pm
  • Saturday, May 26 - 11:00pm