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Conan O’Brien on his Final NBC Days: ‘I think this relationship is going be toxic and maybe we just need to go our separate ways’

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Conan O’Brien in his Los Angeles home last week talking to Steve Kroft in his first interview since leaving The Tonight Show.

TBS’s Conan O’Brien tells “60 Minutes’” Steve Kroft he would have left NBC rather than do what Jay Leno did to him.

“He went and took that show back and I think in a similar situation, if roles had been reversed, I know — I know me, I wouldn’t have done that,” O’Brien says. “If I had surrendered The Tonight Show and handed it over to somebody publicly and wished them well — and then…six months later. But that’s me. Everyone’s got their own, you know, way of doing things,” he tells Kroft.

Kroft’s interview with O’Brien, his first since leaving NBC, will be broadcast on “60 Minutes” this Sunday. O’Brien has also been named to the TIME 100.

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