The way I see it is that these guys all make a lot of money, so it’s not like I feel sorry for them losing their jobs. They will be fine at least financially. But what does bother me is Jay’s willingness to regain control of his show after making this statement 5 years ago:
”In 2009, I’ll be 59 years-old and will have had this dream job for 17 years,” Leno said in a statement. ”When I signed my new contract, I felt that the timing was right to plan for my successor, and there is no one more qualified than Conan. Plus, I promised [my wife] Mavis I would take her out for dinner before I turned 60.”
The article also stated “By sewing up the succession issue five years in advance, NBC will avoid a replay of that messy scenario.” – EW.com Jay Walking
Which I seem to recall it was something along these lines that Jay also said “…wanting to avoid the mess with Letterman”. I would love to find the video on the night he announced his retirement, but I have not been able to find it. But I do remember Jay stating that, and I even remember telling my wife good for him, he realized that the way it turned out was terrible and he learned from his mistake.
Now I just think Jay is a liar, selfish, and has his hand in this more than he wishes to lead us on to. I will never watch Jay again, and I think he has tarnished his reputation and is showing his true colors. Which by the way I did watch the Jay Leno show the first week, it was boring and not at all interesting. After that I never watched it again.
Anyhow, this isn’t important what is important is that we help out and show Christian charity by donating to any of the non profit organizations that are helping out with this tragic circumstance in Haiti. Here are a few ways that you can donate to:
- Red Cross
- Unicef – supported by the NBA
- You can also give $10 to the Red Cross by texting the word “HAITI” to 90999 or give $5 to the United Way by texting “Haiti” to 864833.