Conan O’Brien headed to Cuba over the weekend where he filmed an episode for his TBS talk show. Conan is the first American late-night show host to film in Cuba since the U.S. embargo began in 1962.
TBS announced the show’s taping on Sunday night, noting that they decided to take advantage of President Barack Obama’s efforts to thaw relations with the Caribbean island country.
TBS says the episode will give Americans a glimpse into everyday life in Cuba.
Conan O’Brien has been talking about traveling to Cuba for months, but waiting until President’s Day weekend because the show is on hiatus in February.
The last late-night show to film in the Community country was Jack Paar. He interviewed former leader Fidel Castro for the “Tonight Show” in 1959.
While Conan O’Brien is the first late-night show leader to film in the country since the embargo, Scott Pelley anchored the “CBS Evening News” from Cuba, and NBC’s Brian Williams and ABC’s David Muir also traveled and reported from Cuba last month.
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