Monday, November 10, 2014

Steve Smith's Lone Star Emmy Awards tribute video

Former KHOU 11 anchor Steve Smith honored with Silver Circle Award and video; how he owes Bob Schieffer his career in a way

Steve Smith Lone Star Emmys Tribute from Nathan Kvinge on Vimeo.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith
When former KHOU 11/KPRC 2 anchor Steve Smith was honored at the 12th annual Lone Star Emmy Awards with the Silver Circle Award this year, it was hard to see his tribute video at the beginning of the webcast.

Fortunately I have obtained the video which was produced/edited by KHOU staffers Nathan Kvinge and Doug Miller (video above).

 In the video, there are appearances by KTRK abc13's Dave Ward, KPRC 2's Bill Balleza, KHOU 11's Neil Frank and former KHOU sportscaster and Lt. Governor-Elect Dan Patrick.

"2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the two smartest decisions I ever made - marrying my wife, Vicki, and accepting the late, great Ray Miller’s offer of a job at Channel 2," Smith told "Bob Schieffer had turned him down for the same job a week or two earlier. This award is sort of like the icing and the candle on the cake. Houston was better to us than we ever deserved over the years, and the Lone Star Emmy Organization’s award continues and reinforces that trend."

Smith retired from KHOU and the TV news world in May 1999. These days you might spot him in TV commercials and hear his voice at places like Moody Gardens.

"These days, I still work a little, volunteer my voice and presence when asked, fish when I can, devour books on my Kindle, travel a bit, and, with the help of the good doctors in our great medical center, try to fight off the encroachment of age," Smith said.

- Steve Smith, former KHOU 11 anchor, talks KPRC 2 newscast 'Scene at 5'
- KPRC Channel 2 documentary from 1965

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