Mr. O'Brien's Neighborhood

SHOW: LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN

TIME: WEEKNIGHTS, 12:30 a.m. EDT, NBC

THE BOTTOM LINE: He's survived the pressure and the hype; now can he learn how to run a talk show?

The late-night war has grown so exhausting for everyone concerned that Conan O'Brien's debut on NBC -- the third network talk show to launch in the late hours in as many weeks -- was the occasion mainly for a big sigh of relief. First because O'Brien, a little-known writer for The Simpsons picked to replace David Letterman, didn't wet his pants, spill coffee on a guest or otherwise embarrass...

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