A talented curmudgeon, Andy Rooney had cynical flair. He was a favorite of my deceased and dear Dad, who said he hadn't enjoyed anyone on TV so much since Eric Sevaraid left the air.
Rooney started with Arthur Godfrey and Garry Moore, so he and my dad went way back. They were born the same year, 1919. Rooney died at 92 on November 5, just shortly after he left the air. One of my very favorite Rooney quotes:
" I didn't get old on purpose, it just happened. If you're lucky, it could happen to you. "