Are we sure this wasn't the pre-taped show? The announcer didn't say the show was live, just new. According to the guest lineup on page 1 of this week's thread, Kerry Washington and the lawyer from the ACLU were scheduled to be on today. It looks like they switched Miss Piggy to today, bumped Judy Gold off, and had Joy mention her book instead.
(Come to think of it, VYD wasn't listed on the schedule for today. Maybe they had to scramble to fill time, with that and the segment about doing the show from home, which was just a bunch of clips we had already seen, and felt like something