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Conan on '60 Minutes'

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Killick, May 2, 2010.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Pretty interesting comments.

    Basically said Jay hasn't reached out since the schism — not a single phone call — and the Chin didn't act with honor. The actual quote to "Did Jay act honorably?" was a long, struggling pause and then: "I can't say. What I can say is how I would have handled it. I would have handled it differently."

    Also, Zucker, who he's known since college, hasn't called either.

    And, like many, Coco openly laughs at the suggestion that Jay got screwed, too.

    Nothing earth-shattering. Just interesting.
     
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I haven't watched it yet, but most of the people I've talked to said that there was very little to come out of it and they were pretty disappointed.
     
  3. JR

    JR Active Member

    Giant snore but I wasn't surprised. NBC put a gag order on him and Conan didn't want to jeopardize his $32 million dollar severance
     
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I thought there was a time limit on the gag order. I know he wasn't allowed to do any interviews for a certain period of time.
     
  5. JR

    JR Active Member

    I don't believe they mentioned if the gag order had been lifted or not.

    In any case, he didn't say anything remotely interesting.
     
  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    He couldn't do interviews before May 1. He is still not allowed to disparage NBC or Leno.
     
  7. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    leno can handle that part
     
  8. printdust

    printdust New Member

    I just watched online. I would have rather inhaled ant spray for a more productive use of my time.
     
  9. BRoth

    BRoth Member

    Here's the link to watch online or read the transcript: http://www.deadline.com/2010/05/conan-obriens-full-60-minutes-transcript/
     
  10. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Would have been more entertaining if he came put all aggressive and said "f*ck the non-disparagement clause"? Yeah, but I thought this was interesting nonetheless. Dude was trying to stay classy beyond the terms of that agreement, IMHO, which I thought was a decent use of 10 minutes of my time. It didn't have to be a flamewar's opening salvo or 20-car-pileup.
     
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    You can listen to the show on iTunes for free. You just download it as a podcast.
     
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    It's hard to have sympathy for someone who received a $30 million severance package.
     
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