Our AMP Mornings DJ Carson Daly gives you the rundown on the recent NBC shake-ups, life after MTV, and a look at how his current TV show is reinventing late night.
Some of the Q&A includes Carson’s answers to questions like…
Do you watch anything on MTV now?
I don’t. I really don’t. I don’t watch Jersey Shore. I am busy. I am a father now. I have a year-old son. I do a radio show in Los Angeles every morning from six to 10 and then Last Call after that.
Did you have a back-up plan when you heard that NBC was switching up its late night line-up? For a second there, Conan was going to keep the Tonight Show at 12:05.
No, actually we knew we were OK much sooner than everyone else heard. I didn’t really have any time to panic, but I am just glad it worked out.
You have broken so many bands and cultural figures. Is there one you are especially proud of?
I can’t really take credit. That would be very egocentric of me to say I had anything to do with a band’s success. I was there at the time when Eminem broke. You know, Eminem and Kid Rock in particular were two artists that I personally sat in on meetings and said, “I am all for this. He’s white, he raps but I really believe in him. I think he’s the real deal.” Kid Rock, the same thing on the rock side. Then they both ended up being tremendous artists.
Read the rest of the interview here at Movieline.