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Andy Rooney hospitalized after surgery

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NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. TV commentator Andy Rooney is hospitalized in stable condition after suffering serious complications from minor surgery, CBS News said.
Andy Rooney leaves '60 Minutes'

Andy Rooney leaves '60 Minutes'

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Andy Rooney has appeared for the last time as a regular contributor to the U.S. newsmagazine program "60 Minutes."
Rooney retiring from '60 Minutes'

Rooney retiring from '60 Minutes'

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Veteran broadcast journalist Andy Rooney is retiring as a regular contributor to the U.S. newsmagazine "60 Minutes" at the age of 92, CBS said Tuesday.

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Andy Rooney has remedy for CBS News

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Expanded world news might reestablish CBS News' credibility after the scandal about the questionable National Guard documents, newsman Andy Rooney said.

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Andy Rooney
Andy Rooney poses for pictures at the Living Landmarks Celebration 2004 at the Plaza Hotel in New York on November 3, 2004. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)

Andrew Aitken "Andy" Rooney (born January 14, 1919) is an American radio and television writer. He is most notable for his weekly broadcast "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney", a part of the CBS News program 60 Minutes since 1978.

Andrew Rooney was born in Albany, New York, the son of Walter Scott Rooney (1888–1959) and Ellinor (née Reynolds) Rooney (1886–1980). He attended The Albany Academy, and later attended Colgate University in Hamilton in Upstate New York, where he was initiated into the Sigma Chi fraternity, until he was drafted into the U.S. Army in August 1941. Rooney began his career in newspapers while in the Army when, in 1942, he began writing for Stars and Stripes in London during World War II. He later published a memoir, My War (1995) about his war reporting. In addition to recounting firsthand several notable historical events and people (like the entry into Paris, the concentration camps, etc.), Rooney describes how it shaped his experience both as a writer and reporter.

In February 1943, flying with the Eighth Air Force, he was one of six correspondents who flew on the first American bombing raid over Germany. Later, he was one of the first American journalists to visit the Nazi concentration camps near the end of World War II, and one of the first to write about them. During a segment on Tom Brokaw's "The Greatest Generation," Rooney confessed that he had been opposed to World War II because he was a pacifist. He recounted that what he saw in those concentration camps made him ashamed that he had opposed the war and permanently changed his opinions about whether "just wars" exist.

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