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Harry Smith Gets A&E Host Job

January 19, 1999 GMT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) _ Emmy-winning broadcaster Harry Smith has been named host of the A&E Network’s Biography series.

Smith, whose 25-year career includes eight years as anchor of the CBS ``This Morning″ show, will debut in March, the network said Tuesday.

``As one of television’s most respected journalists, Harry Smith has a unique ability to connect with his viewers,″ said Brooke Bailey Johnson, the network’s executive vice president and general manager.

Biography profiles famous people. Peter Graves and Jack Perkins, the show’s longtime hosts, will continue to be involved with the series.