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Rowayton's Rooney To Retire From '60 Minutes'

Andy Rooney, who has had a home in the Rowayton section of Norwalk for decades, will make his last regular appearance Sunday on "60 Minutes," according to the official CBS News website .

The 92-year-old Rooney, famous for his cranky commentaries at the close of the show, has been featured on "60 Minutes" since 1978. He will announce at the end of the program, in his 1,097th original essay for "60 Minutes," that it will be his last regular appearance, CBS reported. In a segment before it, Rooney will look back on his career in an interview with correspondent Morley Safer.

"There's nobody like Andy and there never will be. He'll hate hearing this, but he's an American original," said Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and executive producer of "60 Minutes." "His contributions to '60 Minutes' are immeasurable. ... It's harder for him to do it every week, but he will always have the ability to speak his mind on '60 Minutes' when the urge hits him."

Rooney began his run on "60 Minutes" in July 1978 and became a regular that fall.

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