Andy Rooney to Retire From 60 Minutes

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After 33 years delivering commentaries on 60 Minutes, and more than half-a-century at CBS, Andy Rooney will call it a career this Sunday at the age of 92.

“There’s nobody like Andy, there never will be,” Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and executive producer of 60 Minutes said. Rooney will not be replaced.

The news of Rooney’s departure broke late last night. Rooney had famously vowed that he would keep working for 60 Minutes until he “dropped dead.”

He came close. Rooney's appearance Sunday will be his 1,097th.

Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney began his televised Sunday essays in July 1978, alternating with the “Point Counterpoint” confrontations between conservative and liberal pundits.

Before that, the journalist was a war correspondent in World War II who also flew on the first 8th Air Force bombing mission over occupied Europe.

He joined CBS in 1949, writing for Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts.

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NOW HE DOESN'T HAVE TO TRIM HIS NOSE, EAR, OR HEAD HAIR, OR HAVE HIS TEETH BLEACHED. ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT.

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I grew up listening to Andy Rooney and will miss his honest, and often times, hysterically funny, commentaries.

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Rooney flew on the first B17 Bombing run into Germany at Wilhelmshaven on a ship nicknamed "Banshee". The 8th Air Force had already been bombing in Europe...his was the first over the German nation. British were already bombing Germany at night when the 8th began it's juggernaut of daylight bombing, slow and costly as it turned out to be.

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yea no more curmudgeon talk

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