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Considering the fac that Katie Couric debuted on the CBS Evening News by finally exposing Suri Cruise to the world, we either give the anchor an A+ or an F-.

She answered long-term, nagging questions from The Gossip staff and its fans – but she also killed our favorite story.

What did other news and celebrity fodder outlets have to say after which in metered markets emerged as the program’s highest-rated broadcast since Feb. 23, 1998? Let’s take a gander …

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The New York Daily News‘ David Bianculli called Couric’s maiden voyage “impressive,” noting, “She was serious at the start, folksy at the end, and poised and professional throughout.”

Interestingly, not a single one of those adjectives describes Jennifer Love Hewitt.

– “Katie was cool and confident [but] the format was uneven,” one anonymous media expert said.

– Added another nameless critic: “[Couric] seemed to strike the right note at the start… but then started doing an intellectual striptease. What’s up with that identity crisis?”

The Hollywood Reporter echoed that last thought, calling the half hour “a news-flavored broadcast that consists of one or two news pieces, a few headlines and a host of soft features.”

No way the publication was talking about Suri. That was a hard-hitting piece of reporting.

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