Tuesday , 19 November 2019
Breaking News
Home » World » USA & Canada » Andy Rooney Dies at 92

Andy Rooney Dies at 92

Legendary CBS News commentator Andy Rooney, whose weekly “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney” commentaries on “60 Minutes” made him a welcome guest in millions of people’s homes across the country, died last night in the hospital in New York City of complications following minor surgery.

Born January 14, 1919 in Albany New York, Rooney began his journalism career in the U.S. Army, where he wrote for the Stars & Stripes newspaper during World War II. He would join CBS in 1949 as a writer for a number of entertainment programs, including “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts.” He wrote his first essay–a precursor to the sorts of essays he would write for “60 Minutes”–in 1964.

Rooney partnered with CBS correspondent Harry Reasoner to write and produce a number of commentaries from 1964-1968, and served as a producer on the first few seasons of “60 Minutes.” His “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney” segment became a regular feature  in 1978, and it remained a staple of the program until ending it in September.

Continue Reading

Related stories:

Boulder Fire in Colorado leaves residents unrest
Husband Sacrifice life to save pregnant woman (video)
Christ Koulis Cause of Death Known, Massive Heart Attack
Miss America 2011 is youngest since rules changed in 1938
Vintage Bugatti bought for £60k sold for £430k
7.3 Magnitude Earthquake strikes Turkey
James Murdoch Steps down as Executive chairman of the News International
Cruise Ship Singer Mystery - Found Dead in Cabin!