In what is sure to be a blockbuster edition of 60 Minutes Sunday night, Conan O’Brien opens up about Jay Leno, TV’s late night wars, and the “toxic” atmosphere at NBC.
Speaking to 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft, a bearded Conan said if he had “surrendered” the Tonight Show to someone else, as Jay Leno did, he would not have returned six months later and reclaimed it. “But that’s just me,” he said.
O’Brien also spoke with emotion about what he called the “toxic” environment at the peacock network.
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Conan has a new talk show on cable’s TBS debuting in November.