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October 06, 1989 - Image 96

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made "head"-lines, as people
speculated whether or not
Crim would go through with
his promise.
The winning streak ended
at seven. "It crushed me as a
human. It's left psychological
scars from which I'll never be
able to recover," he laughs.
"Mort's a good sport."
The downside of the job for
Smilovitz is the long hours he
spends at the studio, away
from his wife, Donna, and
sons, Zachary, 2, and Jake, 2
months.
"Anytime you're working
until 12 at night, you're ob-
viously not getting the time
you want (at home). But
that's the job and we both
realize that. Listen, if you
don't want to do the 11 p.m.
newscast, find yourself
another job where you get off
at 6 or 7. The 11 is the key
show. It's when they don't
want you on the 11 that you
start doubting yourself. It's
part of the job. I've worked
this job for . . . about 12 or 13
years, and I've always done
the late show. So it's part of
__ my life. You make up the time
during the day with the kids."
At least Smilovitz has a day
off Monday, for Yom Kippur.
"I guess when the High Holy
days roll around there'll be no
sports stores," says Smilovitz.
"That's the big downside to
that?'
More seriously, he adds, "I
think religion plays a part in
anyone's life. My wife's
Jewish. I'm Jewish. We plan
to raise our kids (Jewish) and
send them to Hebrew school
and have them celebrate b'nai
mitzvah."
At the studio, Smilovitz's
philosophy is to minimize the
pressure of the job and to
maintain the same hat size.
"You can accept it; you can
take the idea that it's
pressure and really put tons
of pressure on yourself, or you
can take the idea that I do —

that it's just a job. There's
nothing special in what I do,
as opposed to the guy who
works at the car plant or
who's a plumber. The only dif-
ference is people can see what
I do. I don't consider this to be
anything- special to anything
like that. I don't consider
myself to be bigger-than-life,
as many TV performers do.
I'm just one of the guys who
would be watching it anyway.

"I never worry
about ratings or
about who's sitting
across town."

I just happen to be the lucky
one sitting here doing it."
"I never worry about
ratings or about who's sitting
across town. I just do what I
do best. Everything else will
work out," he says.
Away from the studio,
Smilovitz remains active. He
jogs just over four miles every
other day, plays golf, tennis
and swims. Also, while in
public, he is often approached
by polite fans. He welcomes
their comments.
"People, because you come
into their homes every night,
feel that you are part of their
family. With me, I guess with
all the humor that I do, they
probably feel more like a pal
who's been sitting on the
barstool next to me for years.
And that's great;' he says.
"That's what I want people to
feel. I never want anyone to
feel that they couldn't come
up to me and say something."
Smilovitz won't speculate
on the future. "My theory has
always been, I only do what's
best for today and whatever
happens tomorrow, I'll worry
about that when tomorrow
comes. I -never, ever, make
plans down the road. Just
take care of today?' ❑

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