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May 24, 2000 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the beginning, he wasn't much more than a network note, a note that went something like, "Lose the sidekick." Back then, NBC seemed to hate nearly everything about "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," its fledging replacement at 12:30 a.m. for David Letterman, who was bolting for CBS after failing to succeed Johnny Carson as host of "The Tonight Show." "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" debuted Sept. 13, 1993, and in the early going, so much of the heat was focused on O'Brien ("Who was this guy?"
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May 24, 2000 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the beginning, he wasn't much more than a network note, a note that went something like, "Lose the sidekick." Back then, NBC seemed to hate nearly everything about "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," its fledging replacement at 12:30 a.m. for David Letterman, who was bolting for CBS after failing to succeed Johnny Carson as host of "The Tonight Show." "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" debuted Sept. 13, 1993, and in the early going, so much of the heat was focused on O'Brien ("Who was this guy?"
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Dave Chappelle is still explaining to his wife why he left his Comedy Central show and walked away from a $50-million contract. "My wife is still a little salty with me," Chappelle joked on NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" Wednesday night. "She's not mad at me, but don't think you can walk away from $50 million and your wife is just going to be cool with it."
NEWS
April 28, 2005 | From Associated Press
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg tried to get a promise from Conan O'Brien to bring "The Tonight Show" back to the Big Apple when he takes over as host from Jay Leno in 2009. The NBC late-night show originated there but moved to Burbank in 1972. "It's not up to me," O'Brien told Bloomberg, who appeared on his current NBC show, "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," Tuesday night. "I work for the man. If he says 'yeah,' we're fine."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 20, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The assignment for hosting the awards show honoring television's best work is going to NBC's Conan O'Brien. The 43-year-old comedian will host the "58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards" on Aug. 27. The show will air from the Shrine Auditorium on NBC. O'Brien hosted the Emmys in 2002 and did "a tremendous job," Dick Askin, chairman of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, said Friday. "We're thrilled that he's returning."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 16, 2003 | From Reuters
Conan O'Brien will bring his NBC show to Toronto in February, a move organizers there hope will boost a tourism industry ravaged earlier this year by the SARS outbreak. The comedian confirmed Monday that his "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" will shoot Feb. 10-13 in Toronto. The idea was partly initiated by Lorne Michaels, the Canadian-born producer of "Saturday Night Live." The comedian said it would be "premature and foolish" to say who would appear on the show, but he thought "Ben Affleck, J.
BUSINESS
September 29, 2001 | Brian Lowry
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and CBS have set plans to jointly present the Emmy Awards in New York as well as Los Angeles, hoping to allow more nominees on the East Coast to participate in the ceremony. The Oct. 7 telecast will present awards to New York-based nominees at the NBC studio where "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" is taped. The move marks yet another act of cooperation between the networks, given that the show will air on CBS, a unit of Viacom.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 2007 | From the Associated Press
A priest accused of stalking Conan O'Brien was found fit to stand trial Friday. The judge issued the ruling after a court-appointed psychologist examined the Rev. David Ajemian of the Archdiocese of Boston. State Justice Abraham Clott also ordered him held on $2,500 cash bail. Ajemian's attorney, Eric Seiff, agreed the priest was fit for trial. But Seiff said Ajemian had been taking medication and has been treated for a year for psychological problems.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 18, 1998
Jane Hall's behind-the-scenes view of my favorite TV program, "Late Night With Conan O'Brien," confirmed the joyful and creative atmosphere that comes across to viewers ("Inside Conan's Laugh Factory," Jan. 11). But I think producer Jeff Ross was fibbing when he remarked that "very few women apply" for writing jobs in late-night comedy. In fact, there are several excellent topical-joke-writing females in the business. The measure of a show's success is its comedy writing, and yet most programs eschew women writers, choosing instead to hire female producers, directors and talent bookers to give the impression there's equality.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 2003 | Brian Lowry
Jimmy Kimmel's new ABC program had little impact on the late-night TV competition during the recently concluded February ratings sweeps, which again saw NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" hold commanding advantages. Final data from Nielsen Media Research shows that "Jimmy Kimmel Live" -- which premiered Jan. 26 and airs at 12:05 a.m. following "Nightline" -- averaged 1.9 million viewers.
OPINION
September 18, 2007
Re " 'Sopranos' bling night," Sept. 17 I couldn't help but notice the jarring and almost unbelievable fact that stood out on the Emmy telecast Sunday night during the announcement for the writing award for a variety, music or comedy program. Five shows were nominated with a total of 65 writers being honored, and only four were women. That's a whopping 6.1% and a shameful statistic.
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