Is replacing Leno with O'Brien on the Tonight Show ageismm?

Jay Leno was born in 1950 and Conan O'Brien was born in 1963.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Age has nothing to do with it. From what I have read Leno needs a break. It other words it is voluntary.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm not sure. I haven't heard any of the reasons for Leno's departure. Of the two, I've always like O'Brien the best. Jay's done a decent job though. He had big shoes to fill after the king of night time tv, Johnny Carson.

  • 1 decade ago

    no.there was some sort of deal,once johnny carson retired,that his show would be taken by leno for a specific period of time,then ceded to o'brian.not sure why they did this,maybe they couldnt decide between o'brien and leno,so divided the show into a time period for both? i remember reading about this years ago,that they would each have a shot at it.

  • 1 decade ago

    No, age has nothing to do with it. I never stay up that late, but I haven't watched since Johnny left. Don't care for Leno.

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  • 1 decade ago

    After Johnny Carson left I quit watching.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    After Johnny Carson it just is not the same anyway!

    heeeeeerrrrrrreesss Johnny!!!!

  • TRAF
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Yeah, its time to get rid of that old phart, and replace him with someone that is young, and hip, and cool, and with-it(oops, 60's), and more appealing to the younger set, more appealing to the young audience that TV (and all other US entertainment) is aimed at.

  • 1 decade ago

    No, I think it's poor judgment. Conan is way, way to silly! I for one won't watch.

  • .
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Leno is not that funny.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no but obrien is funnier and more loveable.

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