AMY ELISA KEITH
10/02/2006 at 01:00 AM EDT
Her first few days as Matt Lauer's coanchor were relaxed and fun, although I'd have spared her that segment where she had to tell a deluded Miss Piggy she didn't get the job. The idea, I guess, was to underline Vieira's unfussy charm by juxtaposing her against a bullying egomaniacal pig. Odd way to make a point. But Vieira was the right choice for Today. She's Champagne brunch served at sunup.