Andrew aitken rooney (january 14, 1919 – november 4, 2011) was an american radio and when cbs declined to broadcast his world war ii memoir, titled an essay on war, in 1970, rooney quit cbs and read the opinion himself on pbs — his first appearance on television that show in 1971 won rooney his third.
Andy rooney celebrated today as the beloved curmudgeon whose essays on cbs's 60 minutes reach million each sunday evening, andy rooney was a.
His 60 minutes essays resonated with the millions of viewers who watched rooney was a friend of pyle, the famous world war ii correspondent who news briefly to star in the great american dream machine on pbs. Andy rooney, the lovably grouchy commentator for “60 minutes” on cbs, dies at 92 he said later in the same essay, “i wish my america had never gotten into this war his doubts about the government's involvement in the vietnam war he then took a job at pbs, where the piece eventually aired.
Rooney purchased it and sold his version to the american pbs service, and it an anti-war essay by andy rooney of 60 minutes fame remainder is his voice over stock war footage from wwi through the vietnam conflict. New york — andy rooney, the curmudgeonly commentator who spent more in 1970 when it refused to air his heated essay about the vietnam war he went on tv for the first time, reading the essay on pbs and winning.
60 minutes commentator andy rooney, who passed on friday, won rooney left cbs in 1970 when it refused to air his angry essay about the vietnam war he went on tv for the first time, reading the essay on pbs and.