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For Suri's dad and the President, it was a week of strategic openness

Tuesday, Sept. 5, she made her much anticipated debut on the CBS Evening News. America had been buzzing about her since the spring, and much rode on her premiere, in particular the career of a celebrity with whom America has had an intense love-hate relationship.

I'm writing, of course, about Suri Cruise. (I'm told the newscast was also the debut of some lady from the Today show.) Since Suri's birth in April, she had not been seen, spurring a flood of rumors. Was she a hoax? Sick? An alien? Then the House of Cronkite broke its big scoop by flashing the...

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