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Roger Ailes, George Stephanopoulos, Tom Brokaw and Arianna Huffington Turn Out for CURE

Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod spent his final night with his mustache at New York’s Four Seasons Restaurant raising awareness — and money — for epilepsy research. Axelrod and his wife Susan hosted many Manhattan luminaries at the CURE New York reception at which Mayor Mike Bloomberg was presented an award for his support. In his brief remarks, Bloomberg caught sight of NBC’s Tom Brokaw in the crowd: “There’s Tom Brokaw. He’s my neighbor …. and my golf partner. Maybe he’ll even give me a few strokes next round.”

TVNewser spotted Fox News chairman Roger Ailes giving a warm hello to Susan Axelrod and Arianna Huffington as David Axelrod gave his remarks. The Axelrods established CURE: Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy as the family struggled to come to terms with their daughter Lauren’s epilepsy. Now 31, Lauren experienced her first seizure at seven months old.

We chatted with “CBS This Morning” anchor Charlie Rose, who, with his co-hosts Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell, is treating the “This Morning” staff to a holiday party next week. “It takes two jobs to be able to do it, but we’ll do it,” joked Rose, who also hosts “Charlie Rose” on PBS and Bloomberg TV.

Also at the event, organized for the most part by Tammy Haddad: “Good Morning America” and “This Week” anchor George Stephanopoulos and his wife Ali Wentworth, ABC political analyst

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The DNC Ticker: Sawyer, Williams, Muir

  • ABC’s Diane Sawyer talks with San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro for tonight’s “World News.” Castro is the DNC’s keynote speaker tonight.

  • NBC’s Brian Williams interviews former President Bill Clinton for Wednesday’s “Nightly News,” a few hours before Clinton’s keynote address to the DNC.

  • Also Wednesday, ABC’s David Muir speaks with Caroline Kennedy for “World News.” Kennedy addresses the DNC Thursday evening.

MSNBC to Produce Obama, Romney Documentaries

MSNBC is producing two new documentaries on the two major party candidates for president. Chuck Todd hosts “Mitt Romney: The Making of a Candidate,” and Chris Matthews hosts “Barack Obama: Making History,”

The Romney special features an exclusive with the candidate which was conducted yesterday. It also looks at Romney’s rise as a successful businessman; the role of the Mormon faith in his life; and his relationships with his family and staff.

The Obama doc features interviews with Vice President Joe Biden, Obama Campaign Advisor David Axelrod and Caroline Kennedy. The special examines Pres. Obama’s rise to the highest office in the land and highlights his first term accomplishments.

“Mitt Romney: The Making of a Candidate” airs on MSNBC two weeks from tonight at 10pmET. “Barack Obama: Making History” airs Monday, September 3 at 10pmET.

More details in the press release after the jump…

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Geist Talks Blago as TV Star on Today’s “Menu”: “I Think He’s Too Crazy”

geist_2-2.jpgMorning Joe‘s Willie Geist joined us this morning on the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu podcast, minutes after leaving the MSNBC set. In fact, he was still wearing his studio make-up (“Even when I’m not on TV, I like to wear make-up for interviews,” he said).

Does Geist think Gov. Rod Blagojevich will be the next big media star? “I think he’s too crazy,” he said.

We also talked about last night’s Super Bowl — and NBC breaking records for ad sales. “It’s hard to imagine worse economic times, and people [are] still jumping at the chance to throw down three million bucks for 30 seconds,” said Geist.

One of the Super Bowl ads people are talking about today is Pepsi’s Bob Dylan/will.i.am ad. Willie liked it, but “I’m not sure Will-dot-I-dot-M is the voice of this generation. Maybe he is and I don’t know about it.”

Also discussed: Sarah Palin‘s political future, Caroline Kennedy‘s media meltdown and more.

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Stephen Colbert “Interviews” Bill O’Reilly

Stephen Colbert “interviewed” his faux-idol, “Papa Bear” Bill O’Reilly, last night on The Colbert Report. The topic — reporting rumors about Caroline Kennedy:

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Couric’s Two Weeks of Webcasts

CBS’ Katie Couric anchored a live nightly webcast at both the DNC and RNC, and the setting allowed for some looser interviews and segments. CBSNews.com put together a “best of” video of the two weeks, including Couric’s friendly but testy interview with Caroline Kennedy, calling Dan Bartlett a “hunk of burning love,” reporting on convention floor injuries and more:



• And on a separate CBS-video-related note, this morning The Early Show’s Maggie Rodriguez interviewed singer Bryan Adams, and when she asked if the song “Summer of ’69″ was autobiographical, she didn’t exactly get the answer she expected. Click continued for a moment of sexual innuendo awkwardness…

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Couric’s More “Relaxed” Newscast

dnc_8-24.gifEarly in the first-ever CBSNews.com/CNET.com Convention Cast, anchor Katie Couric explained, “We can have a little more time, be a little more loosey-goosey and relaxed, and chat about what we saw tonight.”

CouricCast_8.26.pngThe 45-minute webcast touched on various topics, and included a lengthy interview with Caroline Kennedy. After some tough questions, Couric said, “Even though you were annoyed by some of my questions. It wouldn’t be me if you weren’t slightly annoyed by some of my questions.”

One TVNewser emailer described it as, “like the Today show crossed with CBS News.”

Couric closed the program, joking, “We’ll see you tomorrow, hopefully, maybe, some of you, two of you possibly, will watch the CBS Evening News.” Will the looser Couric, on web-only programs and YouTube, find its way onto that evening news program?

CNN Packs The Grill

dnc_8-24.gifThe CNN Grill, located directly outside the Pepsi Center, was packed on Monday night as the convention wound down for Day 1. But after the convention ended for the night, it became standing room only.

The various CNN-related drinks and free food drew many in, as did the prime real estate.

Besides the big name political figures (also, Caroline Kennedy sat down for a post convention meal with her whole family), there were the real celebs as well. Joe Pantoliano and The Daily Show duo of Jason Jones and John Oliver were among those in attendance.

A huge outdoor area, where an Election Express bus is currently parked, and a broadcast set right in the middle of the action make the locale a unique spot.

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Click continued to see more pics and a video of the Grill…

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