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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 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 […]