"I've always only been interested in trying to make people laugh," Conan O'Brien told Piers Morgan, "and trying to be funny and make things that would have made me laugh, you know? Or my brothers laugh, or my sisters laugh, or my parents laugh. That's always been the motivation for me."
With Regis Philbin hosting, David Letterman recounts going back on the air following September 11.
The talk show host thanks fans for "your kind words about a very kind man"
Talk show host Joy Behar has finally said "I do" to her beau of 29 years.
George Lopez tells Piers Morgan he will leave the country if Sarah Palin is ever elected President.
George Lopez told CNN's Piers Morgan that he's not ruling out the idea of running for mayor of Los Angeles -- eight years from now.
Legendary talk show host Larry King, who set a world record for the longest-running television show hosted by the same person, will be honored this fall with a lifetime achievement Emmy.
Larry King talks with CNN about being honored with a lifetime achievement Emmy.
Those expecting a garden-variety performance doc, i.e., entertaining performances peppered with amusing backstage clips and antics will get significantly more (and less) than they bargained for in Rodman Flender's revealing and thoroughly entertaining "Conan O'Brien Can't Stop."
A new film documents the weeks following Conan O'Brien's public firing from NBC's "Tonight Show."
The Bold and the Beautiful tops the soaps, while Oprah Winfrey, Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek are also honored
Gayle King tells Piers Morgan about Oprah Winfrey's mood now that the finale to her show has aired.
For 25 years, Oprah Winfrey has had a plethora of people on her show for makeovers, intense interviews, surprise visits and encouraging stories. We have gotten to know and love -- or hate -- quite a few guests over the years.
CNN's Kareen Wynter talked to celebrities about Oprah Winfrey's last show.
The daytime television landscape is about to look very different after the reigning queen of talk packs it in on May 25.
Lindsay Lohan served 5 hours in jail before bonding out as her legal troubles continue. CNN's Don Lemon reports.
Lindsay Lohan, whose career has been derailed by drunken driving convictions, probation violations and a shoplifting charge, admitted in an interview with talk show host Jay Leno to "poor decisions in the past" -- but predicted an Oscar is in her future.
Former Secy. of State Madeleine Albright says that the U.S. "cannot micromanage" the transition in Egypt.
From unrest in Egypt to the 100th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan's birth, here's what you might have missed on the Sunday talk shows:
Here are some of the most notable sound bites from the Sunday morning shows:
CNN's Candy Crowley highlights what she liked best about today's special edition of "State of the Union."
In December, Conan O'Brien told Larry King he's having a blast with his new show on TBS.
Candy and her team watch the other Sunday morning talk shows so you don't have to.
Tom Franklin has never met Oprah Winfrey, but that didn't stop him from dreaming what most writers dream.
CNN's Offbeat Reporter Pete Dominick examines Conan O'Brien and late night comedy during political turmoil.
We at The Frisky have always been on Team Coco. Sure, Jay Leno gives a decent monologue and David Letterman's "Late Show" is where celebrities go to unleash their inner crazy, but Conan O'Brien? He relies on good writing and quick wit to pull hilariousness from his celebrity guests.
Conan O'Brien's making his return to late night TV. CNN's Kareen Wynter reports he's after ratings and redemption.
It's time to see if the dancing taco, explosive commercials, clever tweets and other promotions will pay off for Conan O'Brien.
Jerry Springer doesn't mind being referred to as the "grandfather of trash TV."
The following is an excerpt of an article from the November 11, 2010 issue of "Rolling Stone." This issue is available Friday, October 29th on newsstands and online via Rolling Stone's premium subscription plan.
Barack Obama is no stranger to Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," having appeared there four times as senator between 2005 and 2008. But Obama's widely promoted visit tonight (11 ET, Comedy Central), in the midst of a weeklong "Daily Show" encampment in Washington, is the first time a sitting president has appeared on that late-night cable show.
Oprah Winfrey was headed into her "la-di-da years" -- her term for semiretirement -- when David Zaslav came along and wrecked her grand plan. The queen of TV talk had never met the CEO of Discovery Communications until he arrived at her Chicago office in April 2007 with a proposition. "OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network," Zaslav said, pitching the notion that they create a cable TV network together. "I don't want your money," he told her. "I want you."
What do you think of Oprah's big surprise? HLN's Showbiz Tonight panel weighs in.
Oprah Winfrey opened her talk show's 25th and final season Monday with the surprise of a lifetime for her audience, a favorite tactic for the media maven.
President Obama becomes the first sitting president to appear on a daytime talk show when he records a pre-taped interview with the ladies of The View on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama will appear on the daytime talk show "The View" Thursday.
Sofia Vergara and Joel McHale announce the nominees for this year's Primetime Emmy Awards.
NBC learned fairly quickly that Jay Leno at 10 p.m. was not hitting the sweet spot with viewers.
"I can't wait to interview the cast of Jersey Shore on the same lot where they filmed Casablanca," he quips
"I started to feel that I'm not sure [NBC] even really wants me here," he tells 60 Minutes
George Lopez tells CNN's Larry King he's thrilled that Conan O'Brien is coming to TBS.
Late-night TV will change forever when Conan O'Brien launches his show on cable channel TBS in November, comedian George Lopez told CNN's Larry King Tuesday.
"I think Conan will come back and he'll be strong," the Tonight Show host tells Joy Behar
HLN's Joy Behar talks with Jay Leno about the late night drama between him and Conan O'Brien.
The late-night host and David Letterman joke that they'll miss dissing Jay Leno on their shows
The comedian promises "music, comedy, hugging and the occasional awkward silence" during his 30-city tour
Celebrities at the NAACP Image Awards give their thoughts on Jay Leno's return to 'The Tonight Show.'
After the wreckage NBC wrought, the former Tonight host is back home again
"It's good to be home ... at least for a while," the host says in his monolgue
Jay Leno's longtime musical sidekick reportedly plans to move on after the show returns to late night
Set to marry Joel Madden, she says that her priorities have changed "100 percent"
The comic teases that Leno ruined his relationship with Oprah - not that he regrets his remarks
The NBC host tells Oprah he could have edited it out of the show but opted to leave it in
If you're looking for someone to blame for NBC's late-night horror show, take aim at the network, Jay Leno told Oprah Winfrey on Thursday in an exclusive interview.
Once "things cool down â¦ maybe we'll talk," says the once and future Tonight host
Magnanimous in defeat, which could turn into victory, Conan O'Brien bequeathed "The Tonight Show" back to Jay Leno Friday after first thanking NBC for at least putting him on the map.
"Like everything in life, the fun has to come to an end a decade too early," he quips during his final Tonight Show
They've rallied, made T-shirts and have donned all-orange in support of their favorite late-night host.
Conan O'Brien fans give their reaction to his last appearance on 'The Tonight Show.'
After an ugly shakeup at NBC over the late-night lineup, Conan O'Brien hosted the "Tonight Show" for the last time Friday.
Now that Conan O'Brien is out as "Tonight Show" host and Jay Leno is back in, Jimmy Fallon may have quietly positioned himself to be next in line to take the behind-the-desk throne.
Conan O'Brien and NBC reached a deal Thursday to terminate the comedian's contract just seven months after he was named host of "The Tonight Show."
Conan O'Brien will vacate his "Tonight Show" seat to make room for former host Jay Leno, NBC confirmed Thursday.
Celebrities at the Golden Globes give their thoughts on NBC's late night woes.
The network confirms that the path is clear for Jay Leno's Tonight Show comeback
Trying to set the record straight, Leno thinks he's back to late night - but, "I don't know"
Conan O'Brien is reportedly close to signing a $40 million deal to walk away from "The Tonight Show" and end a weeks-long controversy between the late-night host and NBC.
Jay Leno expects NBC to announce Tuesday that he will return to hosting "The Tonight Show," a job he handed off to Conan O'Brien last summer, the comedian said Monday night.
Comedian Jimmy Kimmel ripped into Jay Leno on his own show Thursday night, and Rosie O'Donnell -- who has been outspoken about her support of Conan O'Brien -- has canceled her January 27 appearance on "The Jay Leno Show."
O'Brien "does not currently plan on doing any more new shows after next week," says a source
Supporters of the Tonight Show host go viral with their fight
By refusing NBC's offer of a "Tonight Show" shifted to a post-midnight, post-Jay Leno time slot, host Conan O'Brien has protected the 56-year-old tradition of that program. And he's also protected the 46-year-old Conan O'Brien.
Late-night TV can usually be counted on for a steady diet of jokes. Now it is the joke.
Speculation is rampant that Conan could go to another network and face off against Leno and Letterman
"I knocked off another competitor," the talk show host quips about the NBC shakeup
He says delaying the show "will seriously damage what I consider to be the greatest franchise in the history of broadcasting"
Conan O'Brien suggested in a statement Tuesday that he will not accept NBC's proposal to move him and "The Tonight Show," which he's hosted for seven months, to 12:05 a.m. ET.
The TV hosts essentially let their bosses have it in Monday's monologues
Leno and O'Brien make themselves the butt of their own jokes. Jeanne Moos plays musical chairs at the talk show desk.
Jay Leno pulled no punches on his show Monday night, the first since NBC confirmed the TV host was being kicked out of his low-rated 10 p.m. slot after just three months.
NBC host Jay Leno is going back to late nights after a low-rated experiment in prime time, the network announced Sunday.
Howard Kurtz talks with two top television industry critics about NBC's rumored late night reshuffling.
But the network hopes to keep both Leno and Conan O'Brien in late-night
NBC host Jay Leno is going back to late nights after a low-rated, three-month experiment in prime time, the network announced Sunday.
It's unlikely that NBC will lay down any final edicts about the fate of "The Jay Leno Show" before the start of the Television Critics Association's press tour on Sunday, but one thing is certain: NBC only made a bad situation worse by moving the late-night host to prime time instead of investing in scripted shows.
Entertainer Jay Leno did the ol' soft shoe as speculation swirled that NBC might cancel his show or move it back to the 11:35 p.m. ET time slot.
CNN's Anderson Cooper talks to The New Yorker's Ken Auletta on potential changes in NBC's talk show lineup.
The singer will join The View for a pre-taped performance and interview
Lisa Ling, who has contributed to stories to 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' reacts to Oprah's decision to end her show in 2011.
Oprah Winfrey will announce on Friday's "The Oprah Winfrey Show" that she will end her talk show, said a spokesman for Winfrey's Harpo Productions.
The persistent sexual politics behind the scenes at late-night talk shows is far from a joke, believes former "Late Night with David Letterman" writer Nell Scovell.
After a tiff that has lasted two weeks, the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, said Wednesday that he is in discussions with "Tonight Show" host Conan O'Brien to "bury the hatchet and the feud."
CNN's Larry King talks with Newark, New Jersey Mayor Corey Booker about his city's feud with late night comedian Conan O'Brien.
Showbiz Tonight's A.J. Hammer has the latest on the David Letterman sex scandal and other showbiz news.
David Letterman may be under attack from some quarters after the revelations that he had sexual affairs with staffers, but he still has the support of a number of notables, as well as TV viewers.
The Newark mayor fires back at Conan O'Brien after the late-night host makes fun of the city. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports
As with many jokes, it started with a small jab at the expense of New Jersey.