Legendary ’60 Minutes’ Commentator Andy Rooney Dies
Former TV commentator was 92 years old
- Duration 3:59
- Date Nov 5, 2011
Former TV commentator was 92 years old
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Welcome -- our breaking news this morning TV legend Andy -- -- at the age of 92 he just signed off from his long time gig of CBS.
Last month in fact October 2 hard to believe -- -- long time gave them might -- the industry.
If you look at Syria since 1989.
I belong to he got the gold -- let's bring in Chris Wallace C anchor of FOX News Sunday for some perspective on this and who knew him personally Chris thanks to see you again this morning.
Yeah I obviously.
-- circumstances but.
Look he lived a wonderful full life and I remembered his last.
Commentary on sixty minutes which I guess was something like it's thousands.
You know I wish I could do this forever.
And as it turned out he I don't know that he knew what the time he did it almost to the very end of his life and I think that's probably the -- he would have wanted -- you know I -- People have been asking me about on this morning was it good outcome -- and absolutely.
If he could be trumpet he also though how'd which didn't come across on the air in my guess is he kind of wouldn't -- to.
Get a real sweetness I I -- can't tell you how many times he called that my father my family and and was just.
I'm calling and when a lot of other people wouldn't or didn't.
Just offer words of of support at at various difficulties and and also and I suppose this isn't a surprise but it is sometimes people who -- funny on the air oftentimes aren't.
He had a great sense of humor and he was right company to be around at a dinner.
Or or an afternoon or something like that he was a genuinely funny man.
And of course your father legendary -- man Mike Wallace on sixty minutes so you.
New -- -- Andy Rooney for a long time and hit the trajectory of his career has been interesting us so much.
This morning and that he started as this war correspondent.
A long time ago and then he became.
This kind of observe her all -- little daily quirks or things that irked him.
And he did it you know more axle wants like nobody else he would say you know why aren't shoelaces don't have better job.
Let's hear anyone I didn't know you can visit to I didn't know you could do such a good impression Palestinians and I think she can play at 92 year old from a eating right that he had that arc of his career.
Absolutely and and you know as so many of -- the people -- television.
It -- -- we all put on the make up we all get blow dry and Andy Rooney's Eddie don't people make fun of Agassi made fun of themselves that the famous eyebrows that grow bigger and -- here.
-- as the years went on I was looking at a at a clip.
At that on the air this morning David Letterman one point was talking about you know to caring for watering and -- Andy Rooney got -- I've got to -- it was.
It -- blow dried by any means I need to say what -- it was a war correspondent he was a reporter for stars and stripes during World War II.
-- -- he was part of the greatest generation and had all of the the attributes all the strengths we associate -- with -- -- group of men and women who believed -- country believed in family sacrifice.
And -- -- lived.
You know so long and such a full life.
And kept those -- alive for all of us and you know.
It's funny obviously the vast majority of the viewers didn't know Andy Rooney but he but yet I think a lot of us -- -- A death in the family because of his place on Sunday evenings -- the end of sixty minutes.
And at kind of closing the homily on on the weekend.
About as you say some some.
Idiocy in America or is something that -- -- item but it kind of spoke to a home truth about you know.
The values that we should embrace in this country.
Yeah we remember how much he hated air travel as well Chris Wallace and a lot of more reflections tomorrow.
On FOX News Sunday we will talk to you during our show tomorrow morning -- -- -- with -- thanks --