In recent years, Andy Rooney has become an easy target. He didn’t know who Lady Gaga was. Heck, he didn’t even know who Kurt Cobain was. Pop culture has spent the better part of the last two decades lampooning the personality’s “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney” 60 Minutes segment, transforming its star into a famous version of your out-of-touch grandpa. All the while, though, it was tough not to throw accolades at Rooney as often as you threw jokes at him. We are, after all, talking about a 92-year-old man who still brings his best to every Sunday’s 60 Minutes.
So it’s a shame — to 60 Minutes fans and, yes, comedians alike — to hear that Rooney will be retiring his “Few Minutes” segment. READ FULL STORY »