Andy Rooney Has Been A Mainstay On 60 Minutes
Andy Rooney, whose ironic and bitter trials and foibles of everyday life has been a mainstay on 60 Minutes since 1978, will retire from the magazine program CBS News Sunday after his second original 1097 essay.
"No one, including Andy, nor never will be. He hates to hear, but it is an original American," Jeff Fager, executive producer of 60 minutes, told CBS News. "His work for 60 minutes is huge, it's also a good friend. It 'difficult for him to do it every week, but always has the ability to speak his mind 60 minutes, when the urge hits him."
Rooney, 92, will return to his career in an interview with Morley Safer in the Sunday program and then announce his retirement in his essay.