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Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Dies

Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, known as “The Iron Lady,” has passed away at the age of 87. Her death, in the middle of the network morning shows, immediately became big news.

ABC, CBS and NBC all reported on Thatcher’s death right at 8 AM, with CBS and NBC throwing to pre-taped memorial segments not long thereafter. CBS also secured former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who called in to the program at 8:32. NBC asked Abby Huntsman of The Huffington Post (and the son of Jon Huntsman) about her family’s relationship with Thatcher.

On cable news, Fox News reported Thatcher’s death at 7:53 AM, CNN reported Thatcher’s death at 7:54 AM, and MSNBC at 7:55 AM:

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