Originally Posted by bradwright
their individual ratings while hosting the tonight show would suggest otherwise.
That is not entirely accurate. Conan only got 7 months, jay leno got what, 17 years!!!! Have you forgotten when the tonight show with jay leno was in its infancy?? He was getting his but kicked by letterman in the ratings. But NBC gave it time, and he eventually tied letterman and then eventually surpassed him on and off over the years. That is the point, they should have given Conan TIME.
Secondly, I don't feel to bad for conan, financially, but there is so much more to it than that. He waited anxiously for 16 years, before he got to inherit the dynasty that is the tonight show. After all that hard work to get noticed, and to finally get it, move your whole family to from new york to california, and have it taken away from you after 7 months???? I do feel bad for him in that regard. He was robbed.
Finally, his true measures as a man were quite evident when he made sure that out of his 45 million dollars, 12 million will go to his staff, to make sure they are taken care of as many up-rooted their whole lives to california as well. How many other hollywood people do you think would do that????