TMZ is reporting that NBC execs claim Conan was lying during the interview with Steve Kroft and misrepresented the facts. During the interview Conan explained that it was much cheaper to fire him than Jay Leno, however NBC assures the cost would have been about the same.
Another issue during the interview was whether NBC was losing money with O’Brien as the host.
Kroft: “They said that the — for the first time in history, ‘The Tonight Show’ was losing money.”
Conan: “I don’t see how that’s, I honestly don’t see how that’s possible. It’s really not possible. It isn’t possible.”
NBC execs explain that the show would have lost $5 Million in the first year if Conan remained as a host.
So the controversy continues. Isn’t fun watching rich guys fight?