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Meredith Viera reports from the front lines of 'Today''s fourth hour, uncovers even more wine-drinking than we realized

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At the urging of reader questions (or a burning desire to get in on Saturday Night Live‘s next Hoda-and-Kathie Lee parody), Meredith Viera became “executive producer” for a day on the fourth hour of the Today show. And mostly what she found out was that, as usual, there was enough wine-guzzling to make even the most devoted oenophile/alcoholic nauseous. (It’s 10 a.m., people!) Seriously, the biggest challenge SNL faces when they do Hoda and Kathie Lee is that it’s impossible to top the real thing in ridiculousness. “They are lushes,” Meredith reported, making it clear she does not normally watch the fourth hour of her own show.

Honestly, does morning TV get any better than the fourth hour of Today? And what did everyone think of Kirk Cameron’s co-hosting duties during today’s show? (More good news for 1980s and 1990s nostalgics: Alan Thicke is co-hosting tomorrow, Ralph Macchio Thursday, and Andrew Shue Friday!)