Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney, 92, is an American writer for radio and television. He born on January 14, 1919 and is famous for his weekly broadcast “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney”, which is a part of the CBS News program 60 minutes from 1978 to 2011.

He made his final appearance in his 33 years with the newsmagazine on the program on Sunday Night, October 02, 2011 after delivering his 1097th commentary, although he will not end his writing profession.

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Andy Rooney said,

“I wish I could do this forever. I can’t, though,”

He said,

“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.”

He talked on a lot of subjects ranging from cooking to cars and drug companies to classified ads.

“People have often told me I said the things they are thinking themselves. I probably haven’t said anything here that you didn’t already know or have already thought. That’s what a writer does. There aren’t too many original thoughts in the world.” He said. “A writers’ job is to tell the truth. I believe that if all the truth were known about everything in the world it would be a better place to live. I know I’ve been terribly wrong sometimes, but I think I’ve been right more than I’ve been wrong.”

Source

CBS News

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