Meredith Debuts: Wake Up!

By Brian 

The Today Show has been preparing viewers for Meredith Vieira‘s debut for several weeks. It’s been running celebrity greetings welcoming Vieira to the program, and a series of previews of the new set and new family. (Here are all the videos.)

On Tuesday, Matt Lauer said: “Meredith, if you’re watching, days of full night sleeps are” — and the whole audience chimed in — “over!” He continued: “They are over. that’s right, get up early tomorrow. We’ll see you then, and hopefully we’ll see you as well, the people viewing.”

Today’s the day ‘Today’ has been waiting for…