Andy Rooney dead at 92 — Andy Rooney, the “60 Minutes” commentator known to generations for his wry, humorous and contentious television essays - a unique genre he is credited with inventing - died Friday night in a hospital in New York City of complications following minor surgery.
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser: CBS News Remembers Andy Rooney: ‘The Oracle of West 57th St... Apparently, God needed a writer’
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Rooney, Cain, Williams, Whitaker on ‘Reliable Sources’
Sharon Shahid / Newseum: Remembering Andy Rooney
Andrew Liszewski / Gizmodo: Andy Rooney's Best Essays on Technology
@60minutes: This Sunday, 60 MINUTES honors and remembers its beloved commentator, Andy Rooney, with a special segment.
Robert Bianco / USA Today: Andy Rooney's little essays had lasting impact
Kathryn Harris / Bloomberg: Andy Rooney, Commentator on ‘60 Minutes,’ Dead at 92
P.J. Salvatore / Big Journalism: Andy Rooney Dead at 92
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: “60 Min” producer Jeff Fager on the death of Andy Rooney: “He loved his life and he lived it on his own terms. We will miss him very much.”
Darren Rovell / @darrenrovell: RIP Andy Rooney. Without you, “60 Minutes” will forever seem like “59 Minutes” to me.
Arianna Huffington / @ariannahuff: Rest in peace, Andy Rooney. You will be missed.
Alex Howard / @digiphile: RIP Andy Rooney http://t.co/uMzl3RXR Writer: http://t.co/lRPr7ETJ Video of his final @60Minutes comment: http://t.co/7CGjGAFL
Michael Ausiello / TVLine: 60 Minutes Icon Andy Rooney Dead at 92
Linda C. LaVictoire / Lez Get Real: TV News Icon Andy Rooney Dies
Julie Moos / Poynter:
‘60 Minutes’ mainstay Andy Rooney dies at 92, a month after retirement — Andrew Aitken Rooney started working at CBS in 1949 as a writer. He left the network briefly in the early 1970s but returned in '73. He first appeared on “60 Minutes” in 1977 and became a regular in 1978 …
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Andy Rooney Dead at 92 After Surgical Complications
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Andy Rooney Dies at 92
Camilla Webster / Forbes: Remembering Andy Rooney and the Tiffany Network
Frances Martel / Mediaite: Chris Wallace: For America, Losing Andy Rooney Is ‘A Death In The Family’
Andrea Morabito / Multichannel: Andy Rooney Dies, 92
Rob Edelstein / Broadcasting & Cable: Recalling the man who brought a sense of wonder to life's smallest details
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY: Remembering Andy Rooney, a ‘Giant of a Man’
Andrew Gauthier / TVSpy: Andy Rooney Dies at 92
Colby Hall / Mediaite: Andy Rooney Dies At Age 92
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Daniel Boffey / Guardian:
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Discussion: Foreign Policy
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The Huffington Post:
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