Howard K. Smith
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1914
Date of Death: 2002
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Occupation: Journalist, Author of Non-Fiction, Broadcaster, Actor
Spouse: Benedicte Traberg Smith
Professional Affiliations: CBS and ABC
Fictional Appearances:
The Hot War
POD: November, 1950
Appearance(s): Fallout
Type of Appearance: Direct (as "Howard")

Howard Kingsbury Smith (May 12, 1914 – February 15, 2002) was an American journalist, radio reporter, television anchorman and political commentator, and one of the original "Edward R. Murrow boys."

Howard K. Smith in The Hot War[]

At a press conference during World War III, Howard K. Smith asked President Harry Truman, "Sir, how do you feel about being one of the two men responsible for so much death and destruction?" Truman explained that he took consolation knowing that no other president could have done anything much different. Truman did not suggest that Smith ask Joseph Stalin, the other obliquely referenced man.[1]

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  1. Fallout, p. 114.