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Despite recent difficulties, Whitney Houston isn’t the only one doing great.

Cheery anchor Katie Couric is maintaining her upbeat personality in the face of decreased rating for the CBS Evening News.

Claiming that despite her third-place ranking among the major three network newscasts, she’s “feeling great” and “having a great time,” Couric told USA Today:

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“We kind of ignore people who are observing everything we do and praising, criticizing or analyzing it, and we’re just doing what we want.”

Sounds like a typial night out for Lindsay Lohan and Rumer Willis to us.

Couric, who delivered a ratings wallop with her Sept. 5 debut, says that being in first place “was never an expectation by anyone at CBS News, and it shouldn’t have been an expectation by anyone in the outside world. Viewing habits are slow to turn around.”

Couric also noted that “Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will The CBS Evening News.” Somewhere, though, Tara Reid pointed out her boobs actually were built in a day.

Among the highlights of which Couric is proud was last week’s interview with Michael J. Fox a day after radio host Rush Limbaugh accused the actor of not taking his Parkinson’s disease medicine in order to accentuate his symptoms while shooting a commercial for a Democratic candidate favoring stem cell research.

Couric considered Thursday’s interview with Fox “absolutely riveting TV, not to mention an important news story.”

In other words: it was the opposite of anythig ever written about Suri Cruise.