Andy Rooney, America's lovable Mr. CrankyPants, has died
Rooney's broadcasting career began shortly after WW II ended, penning for well-known entertainers, such as Victor Borge and Arthur Godfrey. In the early 60s, he wrote the Everyman essays that the late Harry Reasoner delivered for CBS.
And then, in 1978, Rooney found his niche with the popular newsmagazine, 60 Minutes. In his A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney, he was given free reign to crab about everything from New Year's Eve to Ernest Hemingway to road maps.