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'CBS Morning News' Co-Anchor Wishes He Could Have Helped Ratings NY Times

"CBS Morning News" co-anchor Harry Smith, who was officially dismissed from the perennially third-place morning program on Tuesday along with co-anchors Maggie Rodriguez and Dave Price, says he is "disappointed that I wasn’t able to help CBS more from a ratings perspective,” The New York Times Media Decoder blog reports.

“It’s a tough racket. There’s only so much audience to go around,” he told The Times. 

“One of the givens is that the ‘Today’ show is as good at what they do as anybody--just about as good as anything in any business,” he told The Times, adding about the No 1-rated competition, “They are formidable. They are absolutely formidable.”

Second-place "Good Morning America,' he added, “is good at what they do, too.”