This bit just popped up under the head line “Leno, O’Brien Return Without Writers” on mail.com just a bit ago.
It doesn’t say exactly how the decision came about, like maybe who prompted them both to return. Just a bit from the story : “Both NBC hosts indicated it was a torturous decision for them to come back, torn by their support for the writers and knowledge that several dozen other staff members would be laid off if the shows remained dark. Some of the late-night stars covered employees’ salaries during the holiday season.
Leno said that with talks breaking down and no further negotiations scheduled, he felt it was his responsibility to get his 100 non-writing staff members back to work.”…
“In a statement, the guild chided NBC. “NBC forcing Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien back on the air without writers is not going to provide the quality entertainment that the public deserves. The only solution to the strike is a negotiated settlement of the issues,” either by the studio alliance or individual companies, the guild said.”.
If recollection serves me correct, during the last big strike in the 80’s none of the talk shows returned until after the strike. Anyone have better recollection?
There you go. Some indirectly affected will go back to work. Since I am an early crasher someone else can watch and do a review on both performances once they return. Speaking of crashing time to get the youngest one moving towards tub and reading.