Friday, July 20, 2012

Andy Rooney Named a "Giant of Broadcasting"

Son of Albany and summer resident of Rensselaerville Andy Rooney (1919-2011) has been named a "Giant of Broadcasting" by the Library of American Broadcasting.

From the official announcement:  "No one should be asked to sum up ANDY ROONEY in a paragraph. He was foremost a writer, and at least a marginal iconoclast, and became most famous for his generally irreverent closings on 60 Minutes on CBS (“A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney”) featuring his observations on daily life and the passing parade...."   More.

For Paul Grondahl's 2001 Times Union interview of Rooney at his summer house in Rensselaerville, click here.