Comcast’s Burke Will Lead NBC Universal

Can he save a struggling network? Plus: McNabb stinks, Phils win (even when they lose), Karl Rove comes to town, and more of what Philly is talking about this morning

Comcast’s Burke Will Lead NBC Universal. In a move that’s been rumored for months, the number two exec at Comcast, whose father once ran ABC, will take the reins from Jeff Zucker. [Inquirer, Wall Street Journal]

State Homeland Security Chief Admits An “Error in Judgement.” James F. Powers Jr. will testify today that he blew it by hiring a Philly firm to spy on activist groups around the state. [Inquirer]

Yes! The Phillies Lose! The Scoop is excited because, despite the drubbing by the Mets, the Phils clinched a playoff spot following another Braves loss. [Inquirer]

McNabb Lousy As Redskins Lose. The ‘Skins fell to the lowly St. Louis Rams as Donovan converted just one out of 10 third-down opportunities. The Scoop knows gloating is beneath him, but still….[Washington Post]

Karl Rove Comes to Town. He’ll appear tonight to talk about the mid-term elections at the National Constitution Center. Expect some conversation about Delaware’s Christine O’Donnell. []

Arlen’s Last Gasp. Before leaving office he’s trying once more to have cameras allowed inside the Supreme Court. []