In his first televised interview since his late night dethroning, Conan O'Brien says he never would have acted like Jay Leno if their "Tonight Show" roles had been reversed.

"He went and took that show back and I think in a similar situation, if roles had been reversed, I know – I know me, I wouldn't have done that," O'Brien, says in the interview scheduled to air on '60 Minutes' on Sunday.

"If I had surrendered 'The Tonight Show' and handed it over to somebody publicly and wished them well -- and then ... six months later," he added. "But that's me, you know. Everyone's got their own, you know, way of doing things."