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Everyone is asking if Katie Couric is doing a good job in her new position. Well she just had her worst week ever according to the ratings. The gap between CBS and NBC is 1.5 million viewers (the gap between ABC & NBC is .5 million). She is also doing worse than Schieffer. What I consider somewhat related, last Tuesday and Friday Today and GMA tied in the target demo (25-54). Click here for the latest on Couric.

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So what do Charlie Gibson and Larry Bird, Brian Williams and Ben Affleck, and Katie Couric and Britney Spears have in common? Nothing If you ask most people. But if you ask MyHeritage.com about 70%. Well, at least when it comes to looks. MyHeritage Face Recognition allows you to upload your photo to see who you look like. Well after it telling me that I looked like Prince Harry, Matt LeBlanc and Andy Rodick I decided that maybe I’d try it with some “celebrities”. I put photos of Charlie Gibson, Brian Williams and Katie Couric into the Face Recognition program. Here is what I got back. (Note: Katie was the only celebrity in the database.)

ABC's Charlie Gibson
Charlie Gibson
Hal Sparks – 78%
High Grant – 74%
Larry Bird – 73%
Rutger Hauer – 70%
Roy Keane – 68%
Tome Cruise – 68%
Leslie Nielsen – 67%
Gary Lineker – 66%
Thomas Edison – 62%
Jens Stoltenberg – 62%

NBC's Brian Willaims
Brian Williams
Benny Goodman – 71%
Ben Affleck – 68%
Richard Harris – 67%
Gene Simmons – 66%
Charles Prince of Wales – 66%
Kevin Costner – 64%
James Garner – 62%
Robert Duvall – 61%
Michael Caine – 60%

CBS's Katie Couric
Katie Couric
Katie Couric – 100%
Heidi Klum – 83%
Andie MacDowell – 80%
Selma Blair – 78%
Alessandra Ambrosio – 78%
Shania Twain – 78%
Britney Spears – 78%
Bebe Neuwirth – 78%
Angie Harmon – 78%
Lisa Snowdon – 78%

Try it yourself at MyHeritage.com. (Free Reg. Required)

Ummm…Katie Couric? Wouldn’t it be nice to have the power to hold a plane? Click here to read the story.

Today Julie and I went to see letterman. It was for a taping of Fridays show. No need to tivo it, we weren’t on at all. We did have good seats; third row on the side. It was lots of fun. Tom Brokaw was on and talked about all the comedic stuff that he always talks about…you know poverty and global warming.

Every Wednesday CBS.com’s Melissa P. McNamara summarizes roundup of the “buzz on the must-read blogs.” If you check out today’s Blogophile she talked about the discussion from the New York Times article (See post below). I proud to say my blog made it on the Blogophile.