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Television Wed Jan 27 2010

Why Doesn't Conan Come to Chicago?

Thumbnail image for conan_obrien.jpgI'm sure I'm not the only person to say this, but now that Conan O'Brien is off the "Tonight Show," why doesn't he just come here? Oprah is leaving anyway, and he's done his show here before (at the Chicago Theater). Or are we just fly-over country?

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Michelle / January 28, 2010 10:51 AM

I was thinking the SAME thing!

Justa Notherguy / January 28, 2010 3:12 PM

Ironic, isn't it? As shown by this article (and unfortunately for Mr. Leno and his bosses at NBC), the basic story of their programming fiasco just won't go away. And their endless stream of carefully worded explanations - much less, soul-searching interviews on 'Oprah' - don't seem to be helping much, either.
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For any readers too young to recall (or maybe just not interested in late night TV, at the time), it might help your perspective on the current Leno vs O'Brien mess to read some background on the original Leno vs Letterman feud. Here's the full story of how Jay Leno took over the 'The Tonight Show' hosting gig from long-time host Johnny Carson, way back in 1993.
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http://bit.ly/6FjAQq (complete article - NY Times; 1994)

Brandon / January 28, 2010 4:10 PM

You know what they say, 'Great minds think alike.' And I won't even make a big deal of the fact that I thought of it first. ;) Just please throw your support behind 'Chicago Wants Conan' and let's see if we can make this happen!

Chicago Wants Conan

Thanks
Brandon

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Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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