NBC's Zucker Pays Conan O'Brien Hush Money -- Out of GE's Pocket


In the end, it cost $40 million for General Electric's (GE) NBC Universal chairman Jeff Zucker to make his problems -- i.e., Conan O'Brien -- go away. Fortunately for Zucker, who has made a career out of passing the buck and dodging blame, that money will come from the coffers of a company he won't be working for much longer -- so who cares?