Andy Rooney will announce on this Sunday's "60 Minutes" that it will be his last regular appearance on the broadcast. Rooney, 92, has been featured on "60 Minutes" since 1978.
He will make the announcement in his regular essay at the end of the program, his 1097th original essay for "60 Minutes". It will be preceded by a segment in which Rooney looks back on his career in an interview with Morley Safer.
"There's nobody like Andy and there never will be. He'll hate hearing this, but he's an American original," said Jeff Fager, chairman CBS News and the executive producer of "60 Minutes". "His contributions to '60 Minutes' are immeasurable; he's also a great friend. It's harder for him to do it every week, but he will always have the ability to speak his mind on '60 Minutes' when the urge hits him."
Rooney began his run on "60 Minutes" in July 1978 with an essay about the reporting of auto
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