Late Night with Conan O'Brien Debuted 20 Years Ago Today

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On September 13, 1993, an unknown 30-year-old named Conan O'Brien began his late-night talk show on NBC. With the magic of YouTube, you can watch the entire first episode right now.

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"You Can See Him in the Upcoming Flintstones Movie..."

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"Our next guest recently portrayed Amy Fisher..."

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And here's a little context to that "there's peace in the Middle East!" joke in the monologue:

On Sept. 13, 1993, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization chairman, Yasser Arafat, shook hands in a public ceremony at the White House after signing an agreement that granted limited autonomy to Palestine and laid the foundation for future peace talks.

[via The New York Times]

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