Andy Rooney information

Andy Rooney biography

Andrew Aitken "Andy" Rooney (born January 14, 1919) is an American writer of radio and television. It is most notable for his weekly program "a few minutes with Andy Rooney," a part of CBS 60 Minutes News from 1978 to 2011.

Andrew Rooney was born in Albany, New York, son of Walter Scott Rooney (1888-1959) and Elinor (nee Reynolds) Rooney (1886-1980). He attended the Albany Academy,  and later attended Colgate University in Hamilton in New York , where he was initiated into Sigma Chi fraternity, until he was drafted into the Army in August 1941 US. Rooney began his career in newspapers, while in the army when in 1942 he began writing for Stars and Stripes in London during World War II.  Later, he published a memoir, My War (1995)  in its war reporting. In addition to telling firsthand of several important historical events and people (who came to Paris, concentration camps, etc.), Rooney described how he shaped his experience both as a writer and journalist.

Air Force eighth flight in February 1943, was one of six correspondents who flew the first American bombing raid in Germany.  Later, he was one of the first American journalists to visit Nazi concentration camps at the end of World War II, and one of the first to give them. Tom Brokaw in the segment of "Greatest Generation," Rooney admitted that he was opposed to the Second World War, he was a pacifist. He said that what he saw in the camps made him feel ashamed, that he had opposed the war and permanently changed their views on "just war" exists.