How Conan O'Brien gained power in 2004
How Conan O’Brien gained power in 2004
Insiders say ABC and Fox were salivating at the prospect of luring O’Brien from NBC and kick-starting their own late-night dynasties. Instead of taking the money and running, O’Brien secured a new deal with the Peacock (a full year before his contract expired) that will give him the most hallowed chair on TV: host of The Tonight Show. See you in 2009.