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Jeff Zucker ‘Happy This Ended So Well for Conan’

Because last night’s Green Auction took place at Christie’s, the auction house located in Rockefeller Plaza, it made sense that we spotted Jeff Zucker on the "green" carpet. We ran after him, wondering if the NBC Universal CEO had any tips for Conan O'Brien at TBS. "I think it’s a wonderful opportunity for Conan. He’s a great star who had a long and terrific run at NBC, and I’m really happy that this has ended well for Conan,” he told us, smiling and squeezing our upper arm. Will he be there when Conan's "Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour" touches down at Radio City in June? Squeezing our arm again, he answered, "Uh, I’m out of town when he’s here. But I hear the show’s going well and I’m happy for him." Sadly, Zucker was escorted away to pose with the Target dog (an event co-sponsor) before we could ask him to think about returning the Masturbating Bear to its rightful owner.

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