Conan O’Brien Tells New York Times: “Everything Has Worked Out Great For Me”
Conan O’Brien has given a revealing interview to The New York Times‘ Bill Carter, talking about the move from NBC’s Tonight Show to his current perch as host of Conan on TBS.
“Everything has worked out great for me,” O’Brien says, insisting he’s come a long way from this time last year, when he made the decision not to move Tonight to midnight, and was forced from NBC. O’Brien says the emotions of 2010 have settled. “We all know what happened. Life’s short. I’ve got a family and I’m really happy here, so I don’t think about it too much.”
And he certainly won’t be talking to Jay Leno. Asked by Carter about the possibility of a conversation, O’Brien said simply, “no.”
O’Brien does admit that while he’s happy at TBS–and riding on some just-released ratings that have Conan the top-rated late-night show among young viewers–O’Brien says he still “mourns” the loss of being a part of “the NBC family,” which he says was very important to him.
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