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The New, Politics-Hating, Hug-Loving Megyn Kelly Debuts on NBC--

• by Lloyd Grove

Megyn Kelly's personality transformation is complete. She told viewers on the first episode of 'Megyn Kelly Today' that she is over politics and just wants to, y'know, connect.

Serial hugging, even between people who barely know each other and possibly don't even like each other, is a time-honored convention of daytime television.

The premiere of Megyn Kelly TodayNBC's high-dollar bet that the former Fox News star will arouse feelings of  love and devotion among a largely female morning-show viewership that isn't watching the top-rated Live with Kelly and Ryan on ABC—was a veritable orgy of cuddling, squeezing, clinching and grasping as the 46-year-old Kelly determinedly demonstrated how adorably endearing (and, yes, affectingly vulnerable) she can be.