Conan Breaks His Silence
Conan O’Brien had plenty to say last night on 60 Minutes. Click MORE to see for yourself…
(CBS) Very few things in this country galvanize public opinion like someone trying to mess around with people’s preferences in the bedroom.
We’re talking, of course, about what they watch on late night television. And NBC found that out a few months ago when Conan O’Brien, the newly installed host of “The Tonight Show,” quit after the network announced it was going to push “The Tonight Show” into tomorrow, and to give its traditional time slot back to O’Brien’s predecessor Jay Leno. It triggered a lot of bad publicity for NBC, an outpouring of public support for O’Brien, and some of the best late night jokes in a decade.
O’Brien walked away with a $32 million settlement and a new cable show, and NBC did its best to push him into oblivion, legally prohibiting him from saying anything false or disparaging about the network, and from giving interviews or appearing on television – until now.
If you’re wondering what happened to Conan O’Brien and what he thinks about all of this, click here to find out.