CBS News released more excerpts from the Sunday interview with Conan O’Brien on 60 Minutes.
Asked to comment on NBC statements that The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien was losing money, O’Brien said, “I honestly don’t see how that’s possible. It’s really not possible. It isn’t possible.”
“I don’t regret anything. I don’t regret one decision I made in that week and a half period. I wish it had ended differently. But, I’m fine. I do believe, and this might be my Catholic upbringing or Irish magical thinking, but I think things happen for a reason. I really do.”
Was He Screwed?
“The biggest thing people come up and say to me in gas stations and restaurants, I have so many people say this to me. ‘Hey partner, you got screwed.’ I don’t, and I always tell them, ‘No, I didn’t. I didn’t get screwed. I’m fine. It just didn’t work out.’
Resolved His Issues?
“No, I have not resolved all my issues. I am mostly very happy. I love this tour it’s the most thrilling thing I’ve done in my career. And so I’m in a really great place in a lot of ways. But I’d be lying if I said I don’t have my moments of everything, you know, anger, disappointment, frustration and just confusion.”