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Andy Rooney’s ’60 Minutes’ farewell

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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.”

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Watch video of Rooney’s farewell essay below, originally broadcast on “60 Minutes” on October 2, 2011.


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Trump indicates he cares about money for the first time — saying a GOP convention at the White House is ‘cheaper’

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President Donald Trump hasn't cared about how much things cost in the past, but suddenly he decided he cares about the hefty dollars he has cost the American taxpayer with security for his adult children who work for him and for his many vacations.

During his press briefing Wednesday, Trump said that hosting his GOP convention speech at the White House would be less expensive and that if he was supposed to travel somewhere it would ultimately cost taxpayers a lot of money.

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Trump: ‘I’m doing the country a big favor’ with my conspiracy theories about voter fraud

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At Wednesday's White House briefing on coronavirus, President Donald Trump was once again asked about his conspiracy theories about mail-in ballot fraud, in light of his move to sue the state of Nevada to stop an expansion of the practice.

When confronted with his previous lie that Nevada isn't checking signatures, Trump doubled down, saying it would be "physically impossible" to verify the ballots. He then repeated, for the third day in a row, his complaints about the New York primary process — and when a reporter pointed out to him that the delays in ballot reporting isn't evidence of fraud, he replied, "well, you're reading a different newspaper than me." He added that "I'm doing the country a big favor" by talking about these issues.

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WATCH: White House official grilled on Trump’s lie that children are ‘almost immune’ to COVID-19

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On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was grilled by anchor Wolf Blitzer over President Donald Trump's lie that children are "almost immune" to coronavirus.

"Let's talk about schools while I have you, Mark," said Blitzer. "The president once again said schools should reopen because, in his words, and he said this today, I was surprised to hear it when he said it on 'Fox & Friends,' kids are virtually immune to the virus. They can get it and they can transmit it, especially if they're ten years and older, they can come home, even if they're totally asymptomatic, they can spread it to their parents, their grandparents, to other adults. These are serious situations we're watching right now. But the president seems to be giving a false sense of security."

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