Andy Rooney’s ’60 Minutes’ farewell

By Kase Wickman
Monday, October 3, 2011 12:02 EDT
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“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.

Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman
Kase Wickman is a reporter for Raw Story. She holds a journalism degree from Boston University and grew up in Eugene, OR. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, Village Voice Media, The Christian Science Monitor, The Houston Chronicle and on NPR, among others. She lives in New York City and tweets from @kasewickman.
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