Conan O’Brien in “60 Minutes” interview excerpt says he would not have done what Jay Leno did
“He went and took that show back and I think in a similar situation, if roles had been reversed, I know– I know me, I wouldn’t have done that,” Conan told Kroft. “If I had surrendered ‘The Tonight Show’ and handed it over to somebody publicly and wished them well– and then…six months later. But that’s me, you know. Everyone’s got their own, you know, way of doing things.”
Conan said he decided to leave NBC altogether and not accept their offer of following Leno in late-night because he felt the relationship had turned toxic and “I started to feel that I’m not sure these people even really want me here.”
The redheaded funnyman is poised to return to the airwaves in the fall with a nightly show on TBS.