Watching George in the Jungle

On the cover of this morning’s Observer, Felix Gillette writes about George Stephanopoulous’s uneasy transition to morning television–including this particularly awkward interview with pop royalty Cyndia Lauper and Lady Gaga last week.

The awkwardness starts around the six-minute mark when Lady Gaga starts talking about condoms, and Mr. Stephanopoulos starts looking for Robin Roberts to jump in.

As the new host put it, with about as much enthusiasm as the famously understated former presidential adviser could muster: “Get ready to be starstruck!” Watching George in the Jungle