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Rupert Murdoch, Brian Williams, Lara Logan Among Those Feting Charlie Rose

Last week Bloomberg LP hosted the movers and shakers of the New York media world to fete Charlie Rose, who is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his eponymous program. Among the attendees: News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch and wife Wendi Murdoch, ABC News anchor Barbara Walters, NBC News anchor Brian Williams and foreign correspondent Richard Engel, CBS News president (and former Bloomberg TV chief) David Rhodes, CBS News chairman Jeff Fager, correspondent Lara Logan and VP of programming Chris Licht. Not surprisingly, Bloomberg Media Group CEO Andy Lack and Bloomberg TV chief Andrew Morse were there, serving as hosts. Also in attendance: actor Bradley Cooper, because why not?

At the event Williams–whose wife Jane Williams contributes to Bloomberg Radio–turned the tables on Rose, and interviewed him abut his career.

Pictures from the event are below.

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What brought Sarah Palin and Matthew Morrison to the same event?

Sarah and Todd Palin along with Greta Van Susteren and Bill Press.

Last year at the annual pre-White House Correspondents Dinner Garden Brunch, Greta Van Susteren brought Kim Kardashian as her guest. This year, Greta looked beyond Hollywood and headed straight for Alaska bringing along Sarah Palin who really had brunch-goers turning their heads.

Tammy Haddad‘s annual brunch — which has outgrown its original location in Haddad and husband Ted Greenberg‘s backyard — was held this year at the historic Beall – Washington House, with its expansive yard, larger patios, and multiple watering holes. Haddad, a former MSNBC, CNN and NBC executive and producer shuttled the A-listers around the event — which is always a diverse mix of politicians, actors and journalists.

In addition to Palin, “Glee”‘s Matthew Morrison dropped in, as did Jesse Tyler Ferguson, of “Modern Family” and Chace Crawford of “Gossip Girl.”

We chatted up ABC’s Jonathan Karl, Chris Wallace of Fox News, Pete Williams of NBC News, and Ed Henry and Jessica Yellin of CNN and also spotted MSNBC’s Ed Schultz and Lawrence O’Donnell, FNC’s Bret Baier, CNN’s Dana Bash and Suzanne Malveaux (and twin sister Suzette) and NBC’s Savannah Guthrie.

Susan Axelrod, wife of Obama adviser David Axelrod, and Wendi Murdoch, wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch (both right, with Matthew Morrison) co-chaired the event which was a fundraiser for CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy).

More photos after the jump…

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