Andy Rooney Retiring From '60 Minutes'

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CBS curmudgeon Andy Rooney is ending his career as a regular contributor to the longtime news magazine 60 Minutes

The 92-year-old commentator will announce his departure in an essay at the end of Sunday's program, CBS News announced. Rooney began speaking his mind on 60 Minutes in July 1978 and continued as a regular contributor, providing folksy observations of life and offering up views on personal annoyances. 

His essay on Sunday -- Rooney's 1,097th -- will be preceded by a segment in which he looks back on his career in an interview with correspondent Morley Safer.