More on the Late Night Brouhaha

We've mentioned it before. Come 2009 (and now the day has been set to May 29th), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno will be no longer. No longer with Jay Leno, that is.

NBC is replacing Leno with Conan O'Brien and Leno has been quite vocal that he is none too happy about the suggested early retirement.

Now, rival late night host David Letterman (who famously was glossed over for Leno back when Leno originally received the slot) has weighed in on the issue, stating:

"Unless I'm misunderstanding something, I don't know why, after the job Jay has done for them, why they would relinquish that."

Letterman added, "I guess empathy is the right word. It's hard to know what he felt about it. I have to believe he was not happy about it."

Classy move on Letterman's behalf, especially given their history.

Regarding Letterman's own future, he said, "The way I feel now, I would like to go beyond 2010, not much beyond, but you know, enough to go beyond."

Sources: People and TV Guide


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Nov 6, 2008 2:29AM EST

i loooove Conan, but it still sucks for Leno, a lot of people like him, i'll definitely miss his headlines :(

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