Andy Rooney Signs Off '60 Minutes'


Andy Rooney in his last regular appearance on 60 MINUTES. Rooney, 92, will announce in his essay on Sunday that after doing the broadcast’s end piece since 1978, he will step away from appearing regularly on the program that made him an American icon.

After 33 years, Andy Rooney signed off from 60 Minutes Sunday night. In his final essay, “My Lucky Life,” the 92-year-old Rooney said, “I don't think of myself as a television personality. I'm a writer who reads what he's written.” Saying that a writer’s job is to tell the truth, he then assessed his record: “I know I've been terribly wrong sometimes, but I think I've been right more than I've been wrong ... I wish I could do this forever,” before making one final gripe: “If you do see me in a restaurant, please, just let me eat my dinner.”