NBC's Megyn Kelly says she's 'done with politics' on debut

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"Megyn Kelly Today" is meant to be the final, dazzling piece of Kelly's multimillion-dollar transmogrification from steely Fox News host to a mushy, hugs-for-everybody, midmorning TV host.

That lyric from the John Denver ballad "Today" featured prominently in Megyn Kelly's Today debut Monday, an hour the former Fox News host repeatedly insisted would be hopeful, empowering, optimistic and "fun".

The rest of the opening monologue was somewhat awkward, with Kelly introducing herself to the studio audience with personal anecdotes while the camera zoomed in for some uncomfortable close-ups and her husband showed up with a bouquet of flowers.

Ch-ch-check it out (below)!

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.

If this show ends up being the same kind of stinker in the ratings as her last series, it's hard to say whether NBC will put up with much more of its multimillion-dollar investment. As you can see, it took literally two minutes and 30 seconds before Kelly was sharing the death of her father with her audience.

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"The truth is, I'm kind of done with politics for now", Kelly continued.

"Now let's get hammered", Kelly said, grinning widely.

"If my producers and I do our jobs, you'll find out what you need to know today to get yourself through the day to have a laugh with us, a smile, sometimes a tear and maybe a little hope".

Other Today show anchors, including Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Jenna Bush Hager, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, appeared on the program to welcome Kelly to the Today family. Kelly said during the show's opening.

Among the segments on Kelly's first show was an interview with the cast and creators of "Will & Grace".

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