In Australia, with our sad little television channels and limited programming, we are often limited in what we are able to see. Conan O'Brien is one such delight many of us are perhaps not familiar with.
If people don't know him, Google/YouTube/Wiki him. I also urge you to look at all the recent articles, blogs and videos created about the debacle with his Tonight Show.
Pretty much, he was given the Holy Grail of American Television and 7 months later, it was taken back.
If you are keen to get into this tough, stinky, crazy industry - check out his resignation letter. I only hope that in a similar situation, I can handle myself with such grace, intelligence and class. I already loved Conan, and now? I really REALLY love him.
Here is an excerpt.
"I cannot express in words how much I enjoy hosting this program and what an enormous personal disappointment it is for me to consider losing it. My staff and I have worked unbelievably hard and we are very proud of our contribution to the legacy of The Tonight Show . But I cannot participate in what I honestly believe is its destruction. Some people will make the argument that with DVRs and the Internet a time slot doesn't matter. But with The Tonight Show , I believe nothing could matter more."