‘Conan O’Brien on 8 Iconic Early Late Night Bits’
Conan explains why late night hosts just can‘t maintain the manic creative energy that first earned them a time slot.
Phoning it in
I’ve loved late-night television since I was twelve. That year, David Letterman’s *Late Show” premiered on CBS, and Conan O’Brien took over Dave’s old Late Night slot on NBC. We lived out in the sticks, so our TV just barely tuned in the broadcast stations. I had to squint to make out Dave’s toothy grin…