Conan O'Brien Pays Staff During Strike

conanobrien2 Conan O'Brien Pays Staff During StrikeWhile Carson Daly continues to get lambasted for continuing to tape his show during the strike, Conan O’Brien is getting kudos for helping his staff through the shutdown.

Variety reports:

O’Brien, host of NBC’s "Late Night With Conan O’Brien" will cover the salaries of his nonwriting production staff — nearly 80 people — for the foreseeable future, an NBC Universal spokeswoman confirmed. O’Brien will foot the payroll bill starting next week, barring a resolution in the WGA work stoppage, which wrapped its 25th day on Thursday.