BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Conan O'Brien says he got a phone call
from David Letterman over the holidays. The CBS host wanted to make
sure a year of late-night TV turmoil hadn't created a rift between
O'Brien told reporters Wednesday that he and Letterman have
"always been good. I said he didn't owe me a phone call, but I
O'Brien wouldn't be so receptive to a call from Jay Leno, who
preceded and replaced him as "Tonight" show host.
He says the reason is no mystery, noting, "We all know the
O'Brien's new TBS show, called "Conan," began in November. He
says the past year's upheaval has left him more willing to take
But he acknowledged some sadness at no longer being part of NBC.
He says, "That company meant a lot to me."