Andy Rooney Retiring From ’60 Minutes’
Andy Rooney is retiring from 60 Minutes this Sunday after his 1,097th essay. The iconic journalist has been with the CBS show since 1978.
“There’s nobody like Andy, and there never will be. He’ll hate hearing this, but he’s an American original,” Jeff Fager, the executive producer of 60 Minutes, told CBS News. “His contributions to 60 Minutes are immeasurable; he’s also a great friend. It’s harder for him to do it every week, but he will always have the ability to speak his mind on 60 Minutes when the urge hits him.”
Rooney, 92, will look back on his career in an interview with Morley Safer during Sunday’s program, then announce his retirement in his essay. Rooney’s slot will be hard to replace!
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