Andy Rooney: 60 Years of knowledge and Wit brings jointly the easiest of greater than a half-century of labor (including long-out-of-print items from Rooney’s early years) in an unforgettable occasion of 1 of America’s funniest males. With choices from his beginnings as a correspondent for The Stars and Stripes in the course of WWII to his arrival at CBS to his greater than thirty-year stint on 60 Minutes, this booklet is a must have for any Rooney fan.
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