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Shepard Smith doesn't want to do more crap

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 9th 2007 2:40PM

Shep SmithI used to dislike Shepard Smith. Not because he was on FOX News, but for the way he anchored the news. It was as if he was skipping whole words or something, making these short, declarative sentences, and it was hard to listen to him for a long period of time. But my view of him has softened the last couple of years (and will continue to if he keeps being this funny). He also doesn't seem to just automatically spew the network's line at the drop of a hat.

TV Guide's Stephen Battaglio has an interview with Smith about the new look and direction for his show. Among other topics, Smith talks about why CBS and Katie Couric quickly went back to a traditional newscast, why the news industry might be dying, and the possibility of hosting one of the presidential debates. He also says they're not going to do "more crap...we're not going to do more titillating [stories], Hollywood movie reviews and jokes."

[via TV Newser]

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Tina Jones

I love Shep. He is the very best anchor ever. He is very handsome also. You are the best Shep.

September 12 2007 at 9:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tina Jones

I love Shep. He is the very best anchor ever. He is very handsome also. You are the best Shep.

September 12 2007 at 9:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
TVGenius

I really like Shep. He was my pick for Evening News. I think he's got a really good balance of being rock-solid during hard news (remember him in the days following Katrina, standing on the freeway calling out the gov't about why there were still so many people trying to evacuate?) but still being able to continue with some lighthearted ad libs when the fire alarm goes off in the studio.

August 09 2007 at 3:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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