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    People of Earth:

    In the last few days, I’ve been getting a lot of sympathy calls, and I
    want to start by making it clear that no one should waste a second
    feeling sorry for me. For 17 years, I’ve been getting paid to do what I
    love most and, in a world with real problems, I’ve been absurdly lucky.
    That said, I’ve been suddenly put in a very public predicament and my
    bosses are demanding an immediate decision.

    Six years ago, I signed a contract with NBC to take over The Tonight
    Show in June of 2009. Like a lot of us, I grew up watching Johnny Carson
    every night and the chance to one day sit in that chair has meant
    everything to me. I worked long and hard to get that opportunity, passed
    up far more lucrative offers, and since 2004 I have spent literally
    hundreds of hours thinking of ways to extend the franchise long into the
    future. It was my mistaken belief that, like my predecessor, I would
    have the benefit of some time and, just as important, some degree of
    ratings support from the prime-time schedule. Building a lasting
    audience at 11:30 is impossible without both.

    But sadly, we were never given that chance. After only seven months,
    with my Tonight Show in its infancy, NBC has decided to react to their
    terrible difficulties in prime-time by making a change in their
    long-established late night schedule.

    Last Thursday, NBC executives told me they intended to move the Tonight
    Show to 12:05 to accommodate the Jay Leno Show at 11:35. For 60 years
    the Tonight Show has aired immediately following the late local news. I
    sincerely believe that delaying the Tonight Show into the next day to
    accommodate another comedy program will seriously damage what I consider
    to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting. The Tonight
    Show at 12:05 simply isn’t the Tonight Show. Also, if I accept this move
    I will be knocking the Late Night show, which I inherited from David
    Letterman and passed on to Jimmy Fallon, out of its long-held time slot.
    That would hurt the other NBC franchise that I love, and it would be
    unfair to Jimmy.

    So it has come to this: I cannot express in words how much I enjoy
    hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is
    for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably
    hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of The
    Tonight Show. But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its
    destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the
    Internet a time slot doesn’t matter. But with the Tonight Show, I
    believe nothing could matter more.

    There has been speculation about my going to another network but, to set
    the record straight, I currently have no other offer and honestly have
    no idea what happens next. My hope is that NBC and I can resolve this
    quickly so that my staff, crew, and I can do a show we can be proud of,
    for a company that values our work.

    Have a great day and, for the record, I am truly sorry about my hair;
    it’s always been that way.
    Last edited by Apoc13; 01-12-2010, 02:22 PM.

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    this is how it is currently for me in AZ: leno 9-10(dont watch) news10-10:35(dont watch), conan(watch)10:35-11:37, jimmy fallon11:37-12:37(watch till midnight)
    here my ideal situation:Leno 10-10:35 (monologue/skits only, no interviews, leno sucks at interviewing there are boring), Conan & Fallon stay in there same time slot. move the local news up to an earlier time

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Sparky The Sun Devil View Post
      this is how it is currently for me in AZ: leno 9-10(dont watch) news10-10:35(dont watch), conan(watch)10:35-11:37, jimmy fallon11:37-12:37(watch till midnight)
      here my ideal situation:Leno 10-10:35 (monologue/skits only, no interviews, leno sucks at interviewing there are boring), Conan & Fallon stay in there same time slot. move the local news up to an earlier time
      That would be good but the network has no say in what time affiliates air the news. So they can't schedule Leno at 10. But would be a good solution.


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      • #4
        Oh and on the topic good for Conan for standing up to them. Leno is just not funny at all.


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        • #5
          great comments by Conan......

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          • #6
            Not a big fan of Conan, but good on him for having the backbone to stand up for what he believes in!

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            • #7
              Conan was funnier in the later time slot anyways. I would love to see him go back.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Downboy View Post
                That would be good but the network has no say in what time affiliates air the news. So they can't schedule Leno at 10. But would be a good solution.
                avtually the local news has always been right before the tnohigt show, but who cares about the news at 10 pm. if there worried about ratings move the news up and put lenos show at that time and leave conan where he is

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                • #9
                  cancel the leno show, problem solved.



                  conan = god.


                  conando = mexican god

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                  • #10
                    When I was in the states I found the Jay Leno show so boring and tedious, the guy is just not funny!

                    Never watched Conan, but from what I've seen on ytmnd (if you know what that is you win!) I'd have to support him

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                    • #11
                      Conan O'Brien is quite a classy fellow. His Late Night show kicked so much ass. The Tonight Show is still awesome with him even though he was better when he was on later, but NBC is screwing him over.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by licence_to_kill View Post
                        Conan was funnier in the later time slot anyways. I would love to see him go back.

                        Sure, hes still the same person, same crew, same everything...

                        And just because hed move back a half hour doesnt mean hed be switching shows. Itd still be The Tonight Show, with the same exact people, nothing would change except for the time.

                        Anyways, those people at NBC are a bunch of idiots. I hope Conan changes networks if they dont reach an agreement. I dont know what Id do without Conando!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by VenomousDB View Post
                          Sure, hes still the same person, same crew, same everything...

                          And just because hed move back a half hour doesnt mean hed be switching shows. Itd still be The Tonight Show, with the same exact people, nothing would change except for the time.

                          Anyways, those people at NBC are a bunch of idiots. I hope Conan changes networks if they dont reach an agreement. I dont know what Id do without Conando!
                          But he had to get rid of alot of awesome skits from Late Night in order to get an appeal for the people who watch the Tonight Show. There's a significant difference in the types of audiences at the two different time slots and what would be acceptable to show at the certain time. Masturbating bear for one.

                          Conan is still my hero though. Si, Conando!

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                          • #14
                            It's funny because Letterman was just making jokes about this tonight and now it carried over to Craig Ferguson.

                            Leno is just a name.

                            Conan needs to work on his hair and he'll go far.
                            :usa: *** God Bless Our Military Men And Women*** :usa:

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                            • #15
                              CONAN>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>leno

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