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New York, NY 02/19/03

Local Designer Appears on 'Today'

A Jackson woman is getting a lot of exposure this week on NBC's  Today show.

Interior designer Laurie Smith is helping Matt Lauer re-decorate Katie Couric's office at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.

Their progress is being profiled on Today. The segments are a take-off on the TLC cable show Trading Spaces, which features people who exchange rooms and spend 48 hours and $1000 making them over.

Smith lives in Jackson, but she's a regular on Trading Spaces , and was tapped to participate in the NBC segments.

"Katie is clearly a busy woman," said Smith on Wednesday's program, "so I want to create a space for her that first of all is organized, but also has the warmth that you want, because that is where you spend time. We'll bring in some incandescent lighting. I can say that without giving too much away."

You can see the final results of Laurie Smith's work on Friday's Today show, when Katie Couric's re-designed office will be revealed on live TV.

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