Airing immediately following "Today" on NBC, "Megyn Kelly Today" will move its host out of the political arena and more toward the lighter side of the morning show world: human interest stories. But she put all of that in the rear-view mirror Monday as she re-introduced herself to the audience, talking about her upstate NY roots and introducing her husband and mother to the in-studio crowd and the audience at home.
The mission represents a marked change for the popular news anchor whose prosecutor-like style in Fox News Channel's primetime made her a star.
Teasing that she wouldn't be discussing President Donald Trump's morning tweets, Kelly claimed she was "just, like, over it" where politics were concerned.
"I'm so excited; I'm also a little nervous", Megyn Kelly admits as her new show, Megyn Kelly TODAY, premieres.
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Similarly, Free Democratic Party and Green Party too made their way to Parliament after getting 10.5 percent and 9.1 percent votes respectively.
The show's launch was many months in the making and comes nearly 9 months after NBC lured Kelly away from Fox News.
"You'll know who I am by the songs that I sing".
- Elyssa (@ElyssaK) September 25, 2017 "Megyn Kelly Today" so far feels like this silent scream of smiling at fellow guests while wanting to leave a awful dinner party. "It's everywhere and it's gotten so dark and I'm over it".
"Some fun", she added, "that's what we want to be doing".
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Middlemas added: 'We don't kill people. "We want to make people live". "He's an awesome man always on the side of justice". The picture of John Middlemas on one knee and supporting the athletes has become a viral social media sensation.
"That is so sweet, because he is not a TV person", said Kelly after he exited the stage.
After a commercial break, she welcomed her first guests - the cast of "Will & Grace".
Megyn Kelly TODAY airs weekdays on NBC (check local listings).
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She also confirmed, by hand, the launch calculations for John Glenn, the first American astronaut to circle the globe in 1962. Johnson Computational Research Facility in Hampton, Virginia , Johnson didn't seem to get what all the fuss was about.