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Univision President Cesar Conde Jumps to NBCUniversal

After four years as the President of Univision, Cesar Conde is jumping to NBCUniversal. Conde will join the company as executive vice president, reporting to CEO Steve Burke.

In his new role, Conde will oversee “business development, strategic priorities and special business projects” across the company, according to NBC’s official announcement. Before joining Univision, Conde was a White House fellow for former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

“Cesar is an impressive business executive with both traditional and emerging media expertise,” Burke said in a statement. “His experience leading multiple domestic and international businesses will be instrumental in maximizing all the opportunities to grow our portfolio.”

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What Brought Bill O’Reilly, Savannah Guthrie, Katie Holmes and Penny Marshall Together?

As the summer winds down there was one more big bash in the East End Saturday night. The Apollo in the Hamptons benefit brought in more than $3 million for Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater. The star-studded guests came from the worlds of entertainment, news and politics, reports Page Six. Including, Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie, “who was dancing on a chair by the evening’s end.” Bill O’Reilly, Jon Bon Jovi, Rep. Eric Cantor, Howard Stern, also, “Katie Holmes rocked out onstage with Jamie Foxx, Lenny Kravitz — and Colin Powell.”

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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As Sweeps Begins, Morning Shows Go Big

Today is the first day of November sweeps, and the network morning shows responded accordingly in an effort to draw as many viewers as possible. NBC, CBS and ABC each had a big “get,” and made news in some way.

On the serious news front, NBC’s “Today” had an interview with DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Malvo gave an interview to The Washington Post earlier this month, and last gave a TV interview to–of all people-William Shatner, back in Summer 2010. Malvo told Matt Lauer that his partner in sniping, John Allen Muhammad, sexually abused him. NBC also aired clips from Brian Williams’ interview with President Obama.

On “CBS This Morning,” General Colin Powell was the guest, and made some political news by once again endorsing President Obama. Powell declined to perform a curtain call to his performance of “Call Me Maybe” from June, however. “General, anytime you want to make news, you can come here,” Charlie Rose told Powell at the end of the interview. “Thank you Charlie, I’ll call you, maybe,” Powell quipped in return.

On a softer front, ABC’s “Good Morning America” had arguably its biggest guest yet filling in for Robin Roberts: Oprah Winfrey. The news was announced back in August, and pits Oprah in head to head competition with her best friend Gayle King, who co-hosts “CTM.”

Clips from all three shows, after the jump.

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Who Knew? Colin Powell Is a Fan of Canadian Pop Singers

Pres. Obama’s not the only DC type who will break into song unprovoked.

This morning former Secretary of State, Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.) was on “CBS This Morning” for an interview with Charlie Rose. After the segment, Powell sang a bit of Canadian pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen‘s hit, “Call Me Maybe,” along with co-host Gayle King. The impromtu duet happened during a commercial break before the 8am hour began. But we’ve got the clip:

After the jump, the original “Call Me Maybe” video…

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Bob Schieffer Tests New Set

Irene be damned. Bob Schieffer isn’t going to let a little rain get in the way of him taking a test drive of his new set for “Face the Nation.” That’s him earlier today (left). Tomorrow he’s got Gen. Colin Powell on the show. Should be interesting considering what former VP Dick Cheney has written about him. Hurricane Irene coverage will likely preempt the show in many markets, including New York. So CBS is planning to live stream the show on CBSNews.com. “CBS Sunday Morning” and “CBS Evening News” will also be live streamed.

Bill Maher, Michael Powell talk education with Chris Matthews

On Tuesday, NBC’s “Education Nation On-The-Road” tour makes a stop in Los Angeles where “Hardball” host with Chris Matthews devotes his MSNBC show to the challenges, potential solutions and innovations on the education horizon. And he’ll be doing it “Hardball” style with Bill Maher, and former FCC chairman Michael Powell.

MSNBC has a sponsor lined up for this stop: the Grad Nation campaign of America’s Promise Alliance. Powell’s father, Gen. Colin Powell (Ret.) is the founder of America’s Promise Alliance.

This is all a part of NBC’s “Education Nation Los Angeles,” running all week and involving NBC’s LA TV outlets NBC4 and Telemundo 52.

On June 8, Matthews returns to his hometown of Philadelphia for another “Education Nation On-The-Road” stop. NBC’s “Education Nation Philadelphia” will run from June 5-11.

Larry King 2-Hour Special Guest List

The guest list is coming together for tomorrow’s 8pmET Larry King Live special “Haiti: How You Can Help” How producers are going to fit this many celebs in just two hours is beyond me…

Ashley Judd
Ben Stiller
Benicio Del Toro
Charles Barkley
Christian Slater
Ryan Seacrest
Kobe Bryant
Mick Jagger
Jared Leto
Seal
John Mayer
Queen Rania
Tommy LaSorda
Will.i.Am
Molly Sims
Colin Powell
Ringo Starr
Scarlett Johansson
Snoop Dogg
Susan Sarandon
Jeff Probst
Tea Leoni
Russell Simmons
Sarah Ferguson
Pete Wentz

> More: Producers are working with Unicef and American Red Cross and will have phone banks to generate support for both relief organizations, and many guest celebrities will be using social media real time during the show to engage support for Haiti online. Ryan Seacrest will be lead the effort in the “Tweet suite.”

The Ticker: Blago Bump, King-Powell, Realty Check…

> Gawker obtained internal emails related to a December Today show booking of Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Blago was bumped for breaking news stories, including “leno getting his own show at 10pm.” It just so happens the Feds arrested Blago that same day.

> Gen. Colin Powell will be on CNN’s Larry King Live tonight at 9pmET for the hour. Topics: the Henry Louis Gates/Cambridge police situation, Obama @ 6 months, and the future of the GOP.

> CNBC’s Dennis Kneale hosts “Realty Check,” a CNBC Reports special tonight at 8pmET. The real estate special will focus on the markets, mortgage rates and whether now is the time to buy or sell.

CNBC’s Larry Kudlow Asks Fmr. VP Cheney About Gen. Powell Comment

23 mentions of Rush Limbaugh on MSNBC today. And one Limbaugh mention on their sister network CNBC that you can see for yourself tonight…made by former VP Dick Cheney.

We just got the transcript from the Larry Kudlow-Dick Cheney interview to air on “The Kudlow Report” at 7pmET.

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