I will really miss Andy. He was my whole reason for watching 60 Minutes. No matter how boring some of the segments were and no matter how Mike and Morely tried to put people on the spot, at the end of the show there was always a few minutes with Andy! Andy in some ways was a "clean" George Carlin. He would remind us of things we always knew but never really thought about.
No matter how much something bugged Andy, he would always tell us about it in a fun way. Back when the show first started, Andy's fun rant would always be the subject of water cooler discussions at my job. Andy will be hard to replace, and I am not sure what 60 Minutes will do with those "few minutes."
Although I sometimes did not agree with him I always enjoyed listening to Andy Rooney's take on the passing scene. Andy was a war correspondent during World War II and joined CBS News in 1949 where he served in various capacities for more than 60 years. Most of us became acquainted with him when he offered his commentaries on "60 Minutes". He was the last of the great curmudgeons of "the greatest generation" and he will be sorely missed. RIP, Andy!
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Andrew Aitken "Andy" Rooney (January 14, 1919 – November 4, 2011) was an American radio and television writer. He was most notable for his weekly broadcast "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney", a part of the CBS News program 60 Minutes from 1978 to 2011. His final regular appearance on 60 Minutes aired October 2, 2011. He died a month later, on November 4, at age 92.