I'd sit at a desk over in the corner of the newsroom, and any time I disagreed with something, I could interrupt. I'd like to have had that desk at the Bush/Kerry debate, tooAndy Rooney has remedy for CBS News Oct 04, 2004
Send a bunch of CBS reporters to other countries, too, so we give viewers an idea of what's happening somewhere other than here. If CBS News was on the air every night for an hour, it might make people forget this mistakeAndy Rooney has remedy for CBS News Oct 04, 2004
I don't think the world would be in as much trouble as it's in if they had been in charge, and I think the reason they have not been, originally, was muscleHot Buttons: Talk show topics Oct 24, 2002
The only thing that really bugs me about television's (football) coverage is those damn women they have down on the sidelines who don't know what the hell they're talking aboutHot Buttons: Talk show topics Oct 24, 2002
Take not the Christians and Jews for friends and protectorsThe Year Ahead: An overview from UPI Jan 06, 2002
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.