Part of Conan O’Brien’s NBC buyout forbade him from having any print or TV interviews appear before May 1st. This Sunday (May 2nd), O’Brien will appear on “60 Minutes” in an interview with Steve Kroft.
[The piece] will include highlights from Mr. OBrien’s current stage tour. But it will center on the comic’s comments about the fractious events surrounding his decision to leave NBC rather than accept having his show pushed back a half-hour to make room for Jay Leno to return to late-night television.
But Mr. OBrien is still under restrictions not to disparage NBC or Mr. Leno. “He flirts with the restrictions,” Mr. Kroft said in a telephone interview. [NYT]
In addition, CBS is forbidden to use O’Brien’s image to promote the episode. Why? Because lawyers are dicks, that’s why.
Below: Conan’s “Walker, Texas Ranger” lever reappropriated for the Internet.