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Megyn Kelly's The Kelly File Debuts: "I'm Not Going to Be the Female Bill [O'Reilly]"

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It seems that the Internet can't stop buzzing over the Megyn Kelly's debut episode of her new Fox primetime program, The Kelly File, which aired Monday, Oct. 7.

"What's it like to be the most hated man in America?" the Fox News Channel anchor asked Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Oct. 7, starting off the show with a bang. 

The program premiered on the network's 17th anniversary, between two heavily-opinionated shows fronted by conservatives Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity, and represents only the fifth primetime change that Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes has made in Fox News' history. 

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"I'm not going to be the female Bill," the blonde beauty said of her new series. "I'm a news anchor, I'm not an ideologue...I don't want to be an opinion anchor."

The Kelly File also signifies the networks efforts to draw in a younger audience, as the 42-year-old anchor is expected bring in viewers from the 25 to 54 age demographic.

"People know that they are going to get the real me when I go out there," she said. "If somebody comes on [the show] and is a moron, I'm going to call them out."

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"But my goal," Kelly added, "is to ask a provocative question. I'm just a soulless lawyer at heart who likes to ask pointed questions of both sides to get the best answer."

And Kelly stayed true to her word Monday night when she grilled Cruz, pressing the senator to "answer the question" after he side-swiped her initial query.

But the powerhouse host, who returns to TV after a nearly three-month maternity leave, ended the show on a softer note, introducing viewers to her 2 1/2-month-old son Thatcher.

Did you tune in to The Kelly File Monday night? Hit the comments to share your thoughts on Megyn's new show.

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