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In Cuba, Conan O'Brien makes friends, gets laughs ... and drinks too much rum
In Cuba, Conan O'Brien makes friends, gets laughs ... and drinks too much rum

On Wednesday, Conan O'Brien made history with a special episode of his TBS talk show, "Conan," filmed over four days last month in Cuba.  As the first American late-night host to broadcast from the island nation since Jack Paar interviewed Fidel Castro for "The Tonight Show" in 1959, O'Brien had quite a task ahead of him. Would O'Brien's self-deprecating humor do for U.S.-Cuba relations what Ping-Pong once did for America and China? Or would it be the comedy version of the Bay of Pigs? Based on the evidence in the 75-minute episode, which was more of a humorous travelogue than late-night talk show, he succeeded -- and then some....

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