RIP Andy Rooney: Wry 60 Minutes Commentator

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In summary, the conversation is about the recent death of popular television personality Andy Rooney, known for his witty and humorous commentary on the show "60 Minutes." The participants express their sadness and admiration for Rooney, with some reflecting on his retirement just weeks prior. A YouTube video of Rooney is also shared, with one person commenting on his love for his job and not wanting to retire.
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Always entertaining, IMO.

http://news.yahoo.com/andy-rooney-wry-60-minutes-commentator-dies-133038061.html
 
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I didn't know he was a mortal.
A sad day, I enjoyed his musings very much.
 
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Sorry to hear it. Now what am I going to do with all these paper clips?
 
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"A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney" then he dies a month later. :cry:

RIP Andy.
 
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should have never retired :frown:
 
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I made sure to watch his farewell show. He said he thought about death a lot and he didn't want to die.

What an incredibly funny, witty man. I always loved watching him.

So sad, he will be missed.
 
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Wow, he just retired weeks ago, so sad, never had a chance to enjoy himself, will miss your bushy eyebrows... and your funny wit...

Rhody...
 
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It is a very sad day for US.
After all, who is there now to monitor the shrinking size of Mars Bars??
 
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Typical Andy Rooney. :tongue:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1PO7nyyLn0
 
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Evo said:
Typical Andy Rooney. :tongue:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1PO7nyyLn0

Priceless. :approve:
 
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rhody said:
Wow, he just retired weeks ago, so sad, never had a chance to enjoy himself, will miss your bushy eyebrows... and your funny wit...

Rhody...

Now THATs a <inappropriate adjective deleted> statement if I ever heard one. He loved life and loved his job and didn't want to retire.
 

1. Who was Andy Rooney?

Andy Rooney was an American journalist, writer, and television personality best known for his weekly commentary segment on the CBS news program 60 Minutes.

2. When did Andy Rooney pass away?

Andy Rooney passed away on November 4, 2011 at the age of 92.

3. How long was Andy Rooney a commentator on 60 Minutes?

Andy Rooney was a commentator on 60 Minutes for 33 years, from 1978 until his retirement in 2011.

4. What was Andy Rooney's style of commentary?

Andy Rooney was known for his wry, humorous, and sometimes controversial commentary on various topics, often reflecting on everyday life and societal issues.

5. What was Andy Rooney's impact on journalism and television?

Andy Rooney was a pioneer in the field of television journalism, paving the way for more opinionated and personal commentary on news programs. He also influenced many other journalists and writers with his unique style and perspective.

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