In a controversial review of the interview, Hollywood Reporter columnist Andrew Wallenstein wrote:
"Not since another silence-breaking media event — the Tiger Woods "press" conference — has a public figure backfired so thoroughly in his attempt to try to put the best face on a bad situation (and Conan ain’t doing as badly as Tiger)."
And, "Desperate as O’Brien is to appear as if he’s emerged unscathed from his bout with NBC and Jay Leno, he betrays himself at every turn. Time and again he talked about his departure in the agonized terms of someone suffering a fatal illness. Admitting to bouts with depression, he tells Kroft, ‘The amount of stuff that’s happened in my life in the last year is … it’s going to take a long time to process it.’ "
We love Andy, but we could not disagree with him more. We think Conan did fine and that Wallenstein mischararcterizes the interview. Watch the video and let us know what you think.