Mike Wallace, a familiar face on CBS News since the 1960s and one of the founders of the show 60 Minutes died today at the age of 93. Well before news became news-opinion-entertainment, Wallace was an old school journalist that actually asked tough questions and got answers. Back when journalism was journalism.
Last month, Andy Rooney retired from television after sixty years in journalism and this morning, I’m sad to hear that he passed away at the age of 92 in a hospital in New York after complications from minor surgery. Truly this is a sad day, and you will be missed, you grumpy old son of a bitch.
Andy Rooney is currently 92 years old and has been with CBS for 60 years. A little over 30 years of that time was spent as a regular on 60 Minutes, where he sat behind his cluttered desk offering his sharp-tongued opinion on news, technology, culture and these damn kids today. CBS announced that Sunday will be Rooney’s final regular appearance on the show, and that at 92, “he needs a break”.