August showers may come your way


Torrential rains in New York City yesterday morning sent the crew of CBS News' "The Early Show" scrambling when water began leaking into the show's set, control room and newsroom in the GM Building at 59th Street and 5th Avenue. Anchors Harry Smith and Hannah Storm, Sr. Executive Producer Michael Bass and other talent and staff jumped into taxis and cars to head west, arriving at the CBS Broadcast Center just 20 minutes before air time. Some improvising was required, but the show got on the air. As Steve Friedman, Vice President, Morning Broadcasts, CBS News, quipped, "Did you ever think you'd see a fashion show on the set of the CBS Evening News?"