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Andy Rooney was America’s ‘grouch-in-chief’

Dylan Stableford
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"As America's favorite grouch-in-chief, he was the voice--the loud whiney voice--speaking on behalf of citizens fed up with nearly everything."

--Morley Safer, "60 Minutes" correspondent, on his late colleague Andy Rooney, who died on Friday following "serious complications" from minor surgery. Safer's farewell to Rooney appeared at the end of Sunday's "60 Minutes" broadcast--a space Rooney's weekly "essay" inhabited for more than 30 years before he stepped down last month as a regular contributor.

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