Andy Rooney’s ’60 Minutes’ farewell
“Not many people in this world are as luck as I’ve been,” “60 Minutes” commentator Andy Rooney said in his farewell address Sunday night.
The essay was his 1,097th of his 34-year stint with CBS. Rooney is 92 years old, and has said that while he is giving up his regular role at the network, he may still come back someday.
“I probably haven’t said anything here that you didn’t already know or haven’t already thought,” Rooney said. “That’s what a writer does. There aren’t too many original thoughts in the world. A writer’s job is to tell the truth…I think I’ve been right more often than I’ve been wrong.”
Watch video of Rooney’s farewell essay below, originally broadcast on “60 Minutes” on October 2, 2011.