The news of Andy Rooney’s death shocked everyone, even those who live with the Civil War era. For lead a well-lived life that crossed the generations and life spans, hearkening to a time when men were men regardless of their age and women were still ladies.
For millions of Americans, Rooney was welcome in their home on Sunday evening, an old familiar face appears for a few minutes at the tail of one of the programs rated in the history of television.
Rooney was probably more on the civil war that you would never, and could tell you, chapter and verse, which both General Lee and General Grant did wrong, and how they could have done better. It was like he really knew General George Pickett and told him: “George, editor, ridiculous hair and think more about your plan will not work”
Tell an award-winning author and producer of television specials CBS News Harry Reasoner in the 1960s – A Birdseye View of America, and “Essay on the bridges,” among them – Rooney started on the camera itself as a writer and producer of a series of promotions in the 70’s.