Us news commentator known for his wry signoff essays on cbs around the world made him one of the best known news commentators, even though his segment was only – to borrow its name – a few minutes with andy rooney his memorable book my war, published in 1995, recalled this period. Not many people in this world are as lucky as i have been when i was in high school i had an english teacher who told me i was a good writer so i set out to become a writer myself i've made my living as a writer for seventy years now it's been pretty good during world war ii, i wrote for the army. That is, until i read andy rooney's world war ii memoir, my war like the things they carried, another book with a lot of opinion, the strongest characteristic of my war is that andy rooney understands the limitations of the memoir as a if someone writes beautifully about a terrible opinion, it is still a terrible essay. Andy rooney, whose cbs career spans the entire post-war history of network news, died friday as a result of complications following minor surgery, the rooney had announced a few weeks ago in his 1097th essay for 60 minutes on oct 2 that he would no longer appear regularly on the broadcast. Rooney was a fixture on sunday night television, closing out the “60 minutes” broadcast with a short rant in his “a few minutes with andy rooney” segment sitting in his cluttered office at a desk he made himself, rooney delivered more than 1,000 such essays, holding hold forth on a range of topics of.
Last night, at the age of 92, writer, producer and commentator andy rooney passed away after complications from minor surgery while his career spanned more than sixty years, rooney is best known for his essays and commentaries at the end of cbs' 60 minutes every week. Chairs neat people ugliness war over six decades of intrepid reporting and elegant essays, andy rooney has proven a shrewd cultural analyst—unafraid to question the sometimes ridiculous, often surprising facts of our lives rooney's great gift is telling it straight, without a hint of sugar coating, but with more than a. See andy rooney's full interview at http://emmytvlegendsorg/interviews/people/ andy-rooney.
Rooney, 92,had presided over the a few minutes with andy rooney since 1978 also read: andy rooney doesn't get lady gaga (video) rooney will officially announce his retirement from the segment on sunday's 60 minutes, which will mark his 1,097th essay for the weekly program rooney's. For many years, 60 minutes improbably was the most popular program on television and a dose of rooney was what people came to expect for a knowing smile on the night before they had to go back to work rooney left cbs in 1970 when it refused to air his angry essay about the vietnam war he went. Andy rooney celebrated today as the beloved curmudgeon whose essays on cbs's 60 minutes reach million each sunday evening, andy rooney was a respected correspondent for stars and stripes during world war ii he reported from virtually every theater of the war, and was a member of the writing 69th, the.
Andy rooney, who broke into the news business while serving in world war ii, carved out a 62-year career at cbs, ending as a regular commentator on 60 minutes his last regular appearance on the broadcast will be on oct 2, 2011 credit: cbs andy rooney worked as a reporter for the stars and stripes newspaper. No matter the subject, his tv essays always served as a cultural touchstone “in so many of his commentaries, he sort of encapsulates all of the changes that occurred in america during and after world war ii,” said ron simon, a curator at the paley center for media in new york mr rooney, simon said. Earlier, when rooney produced “an essay on war” (rooney had served in europe during world war ii and has said it was the most formative experience of his life), his piece was going to be re-edited by some uncomfortable cbs execs ( the following clip is a first-rate david letterman interview with.