Conan to appear on 60 Minutes Sunday
Bill Carter of the New York Times Media Decoder blog reports that Conan O'Brien will give his first post-NBC-fiasco interview with Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes this Sunday, just one day after his contractually bound media silence expires.
The segment will feature highlights from O'Brien's current tour, and, of course, some discussion of the royal screwjob NBC gave him—but nothing too negative, thanks to that restriction in his deal with the network that prevents him from talking shit about NBC or Jay Leno. That's okay—30 Rock did that for him already.
Oddly, O'Brien's soon-to-expire media blackout means you will see unusual promotions for the interview on CBS this week:
The limitations imposed by NBC will mean that “60 Minutes” will take some unusual steps to promote this week’s show. Because Mr. O'Brien can not appear on television before Saturday, “60 Minutes” will have to be creative with its on-air promotions this week, Mr. Kroft said. “I think we’ll just show me talking to him and have to blank his face out,” Mr. Kroft said.
That's okay, because 60 Minutes' aged viewers probably don't know who Conan O'Brien is anyway. The episode airs Sunday at 7 p.m. eastern.