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Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney

Write to Andy Rooney at Tribune Media Services,2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY 14207, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

It's time to think about vacation
By Andy Rooney

THESE ARE the days when I enjoy my summer vacation the most. My month off doesn’t begin until July 1, but looking forward to it is the best part. Already I’m trying to figure out a way I can sneak off early.
Once my vacation begins, I can’t keep myself from counting the days until it ends, and that ruins it. It always seems to go so fast. The sun starts coming up later and there’s a depressing,

Tuesday, July 05, 2011 11:47 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, July 05, 2011 11:54 AM )
My interview with 'Dr. Death'
By Andy Rooney

DR. JACK Kevorkian died June 3 at a hospital in Michigan after suffering from kidney failure and pulmonary problems. He was 83. Kevorkian helped more than 130 people to die who were terminally ill and in pain. And as you may know, physician-assisted suicide is illegal in Michigan.
I had the opportunity to meet him in 1996, when Don Hewitt, then executive producer of “60 Minutes,” asked me to fly to Detroit to interview Kevorkian. It seemed that he agreed to be interviewed by “60 Minutes” only if I would be the one to ask the questions. Why would Jack

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 10:11 AM
The tools of my trade
By Andy Rooney

THIS MORNING, I was trying to think of something to write about and I started looking at all the tools I have on top of my desk or in the drawers. Since all I do for a living is write, how in the world did I get tied up with so many tools?
My ancient Underwood No. 5 typewriter sits on a shelf across the room, much loved but unused. It was a great tool and I wrote thousands of television scripts and six books on it, but I haven’t hit a key on it in years. It’s been replaced by my computer, which is as much an advance over the

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 11:32 AM
Why I love my job
By Andy Rooney

THE OTHER DAY, I started making a list of famous people I knew during World War II. I was prompted to do this because of the 67th anniversary of D-Day this week.
During the war, as a reporter for the Army newspaper, The Stars and Stripes, I often had occasion to interview Gen. Dwight Eisenhower. He was the first and one of the best famous people I ever knew. I was a private and Eisenhower was a four-star general, but it isn’t going too far to say we were friends. I called him “General” and “Sir,” but instead of “Private,” he called me “Andy.”

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 1:57 PM | Updated ( Tuesday, June 14, 2011 2:03 PM )
Some philosophical thoughts on religion
By Andy Rooney

ON THE DAY I write a column each week, my mind flits around looking for an idea that interests me and one I hope will interest you. I like football, the study of philosophy and anything about food. The subject of religion is of great interest to me, although I’m not religious.
I could spend my life writing about these topics, but even though football is one of my favorite subjects, I’d probably run out of things to say about it first. Football is limited intellectually and, to be good to write about, I think a topic has to have some intellectual dimension. The study of

Tuesday, June 07, 2011 1:39 PM

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