Video: Morley Safer Interviews Andy Rooney Before His Final ’60 Minutes’ Segment

Sep 30, 2011  •  Post A Comment

CBS News has released a preview of this Sunday’s segment featuring longtime “60 Minutes” contributor Andy Rooney’s interview with Morley Safer, The Washington Post reports.

Rooney, 92, announced this week that he is leaving the show after this Sunday’s telecast.

Here’s the clip:

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  1. While I had been associated with CBS since 1976, I did not meet Andy Rooney until we literally ran into each other within a CBS production van in Pasadena just days before Super Bowl XVII, where the Redskins took out Shula’s Dolphins 27-17.
    On that late January day in 1983, I had some spare time, introduced myself and immediately initiated a conversation with the, by then, 60 Minutes icon.
    He was there to create a video piece on the hoopla surrounding the spectacle. Figuring as much, I asked what he thought about all the “to do” around a football game.
    Walking around the CBS Rose Bowl complex, we shared humorous observations of the human efforts to; once again, raise the experience beyond that of the “Second Coming”.
    At the Press Box level looking down at the sea of media trucks, trailers, satellite dishes and corporate entertainment tents, we laughed and concluded that it, at least, was good for a lot of temporary employment.
    Andy has always had a unique point of view and has never shied away from expressing his unadulterated observations. At times, in the eyes of some, he has stepped out-of-bounds and infuriated them. This happens when you openly state exactly how you feel from such a precipice as 60 Minutes. Much of the time his keen sense of life has afforded the viewer an excellent “step back from” reflective observation. Agree with it, or not, his view has always been based on a long compilation of life experiences.
    I have, and always will, treasure that time I got to spend with the “Curmudgeon”. There was an immediate meeting of the minds.
    Andy, this reporter will miss your weekly visits. I’d like to write, “Say it isn’t so”. However, like any script, this is the turning of the page, and I know you’re not on the next.
    Thank you for our day in 1983, and further for all your observations.
    Peter Bright

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