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Megyn Kelly Today, Today: A Nice Episode

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Welcome to Megyn Kelly Today, Today, a new daily column in which we will share the most memorable things that happened on Megyn Kelly Today every morning until we are no longer able to watch Megyn Kelly Today without feeling like there will be no tomorrow.

  • Megyn Kelly walked onstage in a pink top, as today’s episode is about Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
  • Bobby Finger noticed that the town hall-like setup introduced yesterday was back, and that putting audience members behind Megyn Kelly sort of warms the place up.
  • Megyn Kelly spoke briefly about the Las Vegas attack, specifically about two men who died saving the lives of strangers.
  • Megyn Kelly quoted “grief counselors” who suggested people should consume the “sad stories” about Vegas, but not to get “mired in it.”
  • Megyn Kelly talked about a new app called “Class Dojo” that lets parents check in on how their children are doing at school.
  • Megyn Kelly got some laughs from the audience.
  • Megyn Kelly talked about a new study that claims “even small amounts of exercise can put you in a happy place” and help prevent “12% of depression cases.”
  • Megyn Kelly and Hoda Kotb, a breast cancer survivor, discussed how they have the same oncologist. Megyn reveals she “had a scare” some time ago.
  • Megyn Kelly cut to commercial and teased an interview with Elizabeth Hurley.
  • Megyn Kelly cut to tape of her speaking with Elizabeth Hurley about Estée Lauder’s campaign for breast cancer awareness.
  • Elizabeth Hurley revealed that her grandmother found a lump herself and didn’t tell doctors for over a year because she was embarrassed.
  • Bobby Finger thought, “Elizabeth Hurley’s voice is incredible.”
  • Megyn Kelly asked Elizabeth Hurley about Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s breast cancer announcement.
  • Elizabeth Hurley replied, “I’m full of admiration for her, and I wish her the best.”
  • Megyn Kelly revealed that Elizabeth Hurley is the star of The Royals “on our sister network,” E! (Exclamation point theirs.)
  • Megyn Kelly took a selfie with Elizabeth Hurley for Estée Lauder’s breast cancer campaign and said, “I’m bad at these.”
  • Megyn Kelly told the audience, “It was humbling to be next to Elizabeth Hurley in any camera situation.”
  • The audience laughed.
  • Megyn Kelly welcomed journalist/TV host Joan Lunden to her set after the break.
  • Joan Lunden walked onstage in hot pink and everyone went nuts.
  • Joan Lunden explained that every woman should give themselves self-exams.
  • Joan Lunden explained that you need ultrasounds for dense breasts, and that the ultrasounds are what caught her cancer and kept her alive.
  • Joan Lunden said, “Had I not gotten that ultrasound...I don’t think I’d be here talking to you.”
  • Megyn Kelly teased the next segment, during which Joan Lunden will take questions from the audience.
  • Megyn Kelly introduced a new series about “doing all you can to live the life you want, whether it is pursuing your own joy or helping someone achieve theirs.”
  • We cut to a taped segment about two women—Alexis, a single mother who was diagnosed with breast cancer while caring for her baby girl Lexi, and Heather, who adopted Lexi after Alexis’s death.
  • Heather revealed that she found a lump in her own breast a year and a half after Alexis’s death.
  • Heather began working with Pink Ribbon Girls, an organization that helps support women with breast cancer by providing family meals, house cleaning, and transportation to treatment. She is now President and CEO of Pink Ribbon Girls.
  • “What do you think your mom wanted for you?”
  • “I think she wanted me to have a good life. And I do.”
  • Megyn Kelly revealed her show would be donating $10,000 to Pink Ribbon Girls.
  • The audience applauded.
  • Heather said, “That will be about 1,400 meals.”
  • Megyn Kelly introduced Dr. Evelyn Minaya, who explained how to do a self-exam.
  • Joan Lunden said, “Changing my focus from my cancer to the fight against cancer really changed the entire journey in the most positive way.”
  • Joan Lunden warned the audience of looking things up on the internet.
  • Bobby Finger thought, “Joan Lunden rules.”
  • Megyn Kelly asked the doctor, “Short on time, but quickly Dr. Minaya: Do we worry about the radiation from mammograms?”
  • The doctor said, “That is a whole show...Really quickly? No. You don’t worry about it. You don’t worry about it.”
  • Megyn Kelly said, “I feel like we may have saved some lives here.”
  • Megyn Kelly welcomed Hoda and Kathie Lee to the stage screen.
  • Kathie Lee said, “Shining a spotlight on breast cancer and pink power! You go, girl.”
  • Megyn Kelly surprised a breast cancer survivor named Paula by revealing she would get to meet Hoda and Kathie Lee and get a mini makeover.
  • Bobby Finger said, “It’s amazing that the best surprise for a Megyn Kelly Today audience member is to meet someone from another show.”

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