Andy Rooney has been a broadcasting legend ever since he first appeared on ’60 Minutes’ 33 years ago and now his time with the show has come to an end.
Rooney said his final goodbye during an emotional editorial on the show, but fans were happy to hear that Andy doesn’t plan on retiring from writing. He said; “This is a moment I’ve dreaded. I wish I could do this forever, but I can’t, though … but I’m not retiring. Writers don’t retire, and I’ll always be a writer.” Andy went on to say that he probably hadn’t “said anything here that you didn’t already know or have already thought … that’s what a writer does.”
Rooney spoke about a writer’s job and how he has always strived to bring viewers the truth. He explained; “A writer’s job s to tell the truth. I know I’ve been terribly wrong sometimes, but I think I’ve been right more than I’ve been wrong.”
While Rooney mostly enjoyed his experience working on ’60 Minutes’ the one thing he never really got used to was the fame that came along with the job. He said; “I spent my first 50 years trying to become well known as a writer, and the next 30 trying to avoid being famous. I walk down the street now or go to a football game and people shout, ‘Hey, Andy!’ And I hate that. I don’t say this often, but thank you — and if you do see me in a restaurant, please, just let me eat my dinner.”
You can see Andy’s final goodbye to ’60 Minutes’ below. We’ll miss you Andy.
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