Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Conan's on 60 Minutes, Dave's visiting Reege

On Sunday, Conan O'Brien's finally allowed to appear on TV again -- and he'll celebrate by sitting down with "60 Minutes" correspondent Steve Kroft for an exclusive interview.

According to the New York Times, the segment will feature clips from Conan's current stage show and "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."

Because of NBC's contractual restrictions, "60 Minutes" can't air promos before Sunday showing O'Brien's face. “I think we’ll just show me talking to him and have to blank his face out,” Mr. Kroft told the Times.

In other don't-miss interview news, David Letterman will be making a rare appearance on a talk show that isn't his own. The CBS host will be a guest on Friday's edition of "Live with Regis and Kelly."