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Andrew Aitken Rooney is an American radio and television writer. He became most famous as a humorist and commentator with his weekly broadcast “A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney”, a part of the CBS news program “60 Minutes” since 1979.
Rooney wrote his first television essay in 1964, “An Essay on Doors.” His script for “Black History: Lost, Stolen or Strayed” won him his first Emmy. His shorter television essays have been archived in numerous books, such as “Common Nonsense”, which came out in 2002, and “Years of Minutes”, released in 2003. He also has a regular syndicated newspaper column that runs in many newspapers in the United States.
Rooney has won three Emmy Awards for his essays, which now number more than 800. He was also awarded a Lifetime Achievement Emmy.
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