Starting to put it together, Jay brought up the other obvious lingering issue. â€œWhat happens with Conan?â€ he said.
â€œHe goes at 12,â€ Gaspin said. â€œEverything just moves back.â€
â€œSo I wouldnâ€™t get The Tonight Show?â€ Jay asked.
â€œNo, Conan would keep Tonight,â€ Gaspin said. Jay stared at him during an extended silence. â€œLook, we have a tough situation here,â€ Gaspin finally said. â€œNBC is in trouble. If you leave or Conan leaves, it gets worse. We really want both of you. We think both of you are big talents.â€
I wonder how that all worked out.