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NBCUniversal Networks to Air First Hurricane Sandy Telethon

NBCUniversal will hold a telethon on 9 of its networks including NBC, Bravo, CNBC, E!, G4, MSNBC, Style, Syfy and USA Friday night at 8pmET. “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together” will be hosted by Matt Lauer.

The event will feature performances by artists including Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and Sting, and appearances by Jimmy Fallon and Brian Williams.

Money collected will be donated to the American Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.

In the past — including after 9/11, the South Asian tsunami in 2005, hurricane Katrina in 2006 and the Haiti earthquake in 2010 — networks from multiple broadcasting companies came together to host a telethon. At this point, NBCU is taking the lead and going it alone on its own networks for the Sandy telethon. They say other networks are welcome to join tomorrow’s telethon.

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Diane Sawyer on ‘World News’: ‘Watch Out Sue Sylvester. Watch Out’

ABC correspondent John Berman had a post-Super Bowl segment on last night’s “World News” entitled, “Winners and Losers” in which he named the winners and the losers during the game.

Some winners according to Berman were the Packers (obviously) and little Darth Vader and some losers were the fans with tickets who couldn’t get in and Christina Aguilera for her national anthem flub.

The biggest loser? That would be “Glee”‘s fictional coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) for saying “I hate you Diane Sayer” on Sunday’s episode after the Super Bowl. Berman said “you don’t want to mess with Sawyer.”

He’s right. Sawyer ended last night’s “World News” with the line: “Watch out Sue Sylvester. Watch out.”

The battle continued into the Twittersphere. After Sawyer’s tweet yesterday telling Sylvester that “it’s on,” Sylvester retaliated with the following tweet:

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Sean McManus Named Chairman, CBS Sports

CBS is shaking up the senior executive ranks at CBS News, and it has implications for CBS Sports.

Sean McManus, who had been president of CBS News & Sports, will be vacating his role as the top executive at CBS News to focus on the sports portfolio as chairman of CBS Sports.

“Sports continues to grow into an ever-more important asset to CBS,” said CBS CEO Les Moonves in a statement. “As we expand our operations at CBS Sports, CBS College Sports Network and in other parts of our company as well, we will require Sean’s uncommon depth of knowledge of the business, his deal-making acumen and his unique and positive relationships throughout the world of sports to keep CBS on top of that game. I know all of us at CBS congratulate him on his new position as Chairman of CBS Sports.”

More information, after the jump.

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The Ticker: (Thanksgiving Edition): BBC, CNN, CBS…

> Tonight BBC World News America looks at how diverse cultural communities of modern America celebrate this centuries old tradition. Three Americans — a recently naturalized U.S. citizen from India, a first generation Mexican-American, and a woman whose American roots date back to the 15th century, explain what Thanksgiving means to them. BBC World News America airs at 7pmET on BBC America.

> CNN’s Anderson Cooper hosts CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute tonight at 9pmET on CNN. The show was taped before an audience of more than 2,000 at the Kodak Theatre last Saturday. The star-studded event features performances by Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys and John Legend, with awards presented by Jessica Biel, Cameron Diaz, Salma Hayek, Terrence Howard, Hugh Jackman, and Forest Whitaker.

> Before you sit down to Thanksgiving dinner think about this quote from Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps about his eating habits: “I have to always just constantly shovel food in because I can lose anywhere from five to 10 pounds in a week.” Nice. Phelps talks with the aforementioned Cooper this Sunday on 60 Minutes. By the way, that rumored 12,000-calorie a day diet is more like 8-10,000 calories a day. We feel better now.

CNN Heroes: “In a Time of Uncertainty, It’s Reassuring to See Good People at Work in the World”

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper with mother-daughter actors Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson.

They love LA.

In its second year, CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute moved to Hollywood from its inaugural location at New York’s Museum of Natural History. With performances from Alicia Keys and John Legend and a surprise performance by Christina Aguilera, Saturday’s show at the Kodak Theatre provided a star-studded location in which to honor everyday heroes. The event will air Thanksgiving night on CNN.

Host Anderson Cooper joked that he was going to hologram-in Larry King for a special appearance. (He didn’t). Medical Marvel hero David Puckett got a kiss from presenter Salma Hayak, then forgot his acceptance speech.

Liz McCartney was named Hero of the Year. She’ll receive $100,000 for her work helping survivors of Hurricane Katrina rebuild their homes.

Also spotted, Robert Duvall, Meg Ryan and Cameron Diaz, singer Taylor Swift and CSI New York star and Obama BFF Hill Harper.

Insiders tell us plans are already in the works for 2009 Heroes. The ability to draw on celebrity guests will most likely make Los Angeles the choice for location next year, too. After the jump, the memo sent this morning to the CNN staff from CNN Worldwide president Jim Walton.

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