TVnewser.com recently asked one of the iconic cast members of "60 Minutes" how long he’ll continue on-air.
To which the crusty Andy Rooney replied, characteristically, "How long am I going to work? How long am I going to live? That’s the question." Rooney, who turns 92 in January, added, "I will work until I drop, or until I lose my head. Until somebody tells me different, I’m not going to quit."
Rooney tells TVnewser.com that he doesn’t remember the last time he signed a contract, but he believes it was five or six years ago. "It doesn’t mean anything" he says. "They [management] don’t even call me about it. They’re not changing the amount of money I make, which is plenty. I’m just here. I’ll be here until I die or get too sick to work."
But Rooney’s plan to keep going displeases at least one TV critic. Ed Bark, for one, describes Rooney’s two-minute essays as "the discomforting ramblings of an old man" and describes his continued "hanging on" as "unseemly," according to the article.