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60 MINUTES COLLEAGUES PAY TRIBUTE TO ANDY ROONEY

November 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Andy Rooney, a fixture on CBS’s 60 Minutes as its signature essayist since 1978, died in New York on Saturday just five weeks after making his final appearance on the long-running magazine show. He was 92. CBS said that Rooney died as a result of “complications following minor surgery.” It did not disclose the nature […]

ANDY ROONEY DEAD AT 92

November 5, 2011 by · 6 Comments 

Andy Rooney, a fixture on CBS’s 60 Minutes as its signature essayist since 1978, has died in New York just five weeks after making his final appearance on the weekly magazine show. He was 92. CBS said that Rooney died as a result of “complications following minor surgery.” It did not disclose the nature of […]

ANDY ROONEY AND NFL VIE FOR RATINGS

October 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Andy Rooney’s farewell appearance on 60 Minutes Sunday night was delayed 23 minutes in the Eastern and Central time zones by an overrun of NFL football. Nielsen estimated that 17.43 million viewers tuned in to the combined NFL/60 Minutes telecast at 7:00 p.m. — but it was not clear how many tuned in for football […]

ANDY ROONEY BOWS OUT

October 3, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Andy Rooney delivered his 1,097th essay on CBS’s 60 Minutes Sunday night, remarking “This is a moment I have dreaded. I wish I could do this forever. But I can’t.” He did not specify the reasons for his decision to relinquish his post as what colleague Morley Safer called “America’s favorite grouch-in-chief.” However, he acknowledged […]

ROONEY LEAVING 60 MINUTES

September 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Andy Rooney, who had insisted only a few months ago that he would never retire, is leaving 60 Minutes, the network said on Monday. He will deliver his final essay, his 1,097th, on Sunday’s program, which will also feature a special segment narrated by colleague Morley Safer about Rooney’s career. “There’s nobody like Andy and […]

ANDY ROONEY: “I WILL WORK UNTIL I DROP”

June 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

His longtime buddy Walter Cronkite may have been forced to retire in 1981 because of a CBS mandatory retirement policy at the time for persons reaching 65, but at the age of 91, 60 Minutes commentator/humorist Andy Rooney says he has no plans to step down — ever. Asked by TVNewser.com how long he expects […]