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Reporter Harry Smith on Haiti

CBS anchor gives first-hand report on tragedy

By Grace McManus | January 22 , 2010

One of the first journalists on the ground in Haiti after the devastating earthquake January 12 was Harry Smith, co-anchor of the CBS Early Show. Smith's extensive experience as a journalist includes reporting from Iraq on the eve of the war in 2003, from London during the terrorist attacks of 2005, and the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

"I've been a lot of places and seen a lot of things," Smith told Kid Reporter Grace McManus. "I've been in earthquakes before, I've been in hurricanes and wars. This by far is the most horrible thing I've ever seen."

McManus sat down with Smith the day after he got back from Haiti. The seasoned journalist let his emotions show as he recalled an experience that both frightened and inspired him.

Click play on the video player to see the interview.

cbs anchor harry smith talking with scholastic kid reporter grace mcmanus
 

CRISIS IN HAITI

Check out the Kid Reporters' special report Crisis in Haiti for more information on the country and how to help.

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