What can I really say about good ol’ Andy. He was The presenter. Hard to imagine any single more lovable recurring media personality than him. He spoke for everyone. Well, at least those of us with a noggin; there are actually people who consider him a crank, who I believe must also use 4 instead of for.
What would 60 Minutes be if so many things didn’t bother him? More than 20% less popular, that’s what! He was the reason why I often ever tuned in to the show (in the days before youtube). Good thing that even until the age of 92, ‘retirement’ was not a word in his vocabulary.
In his last piece that aired only a month ago on October 2, his closing lines were, “I’ve done a lot of complaining here, but of all the things I’ve complained about, I can’t complain about my life.” How many can say that. He will not be forgotten.
He’s talked on everything. Christmas, human desire, new music, impending doom, national debt, gambling, the funny 5 Worst Inventions, answering his critics, and more; he did have 33 years with CBS to get this upset. Of course, there are somethings even I don’t agree with, but one in a hundred is forgivable.
On fashion magazines…
This 17 minutes long — not quite short but definitely fun — interview covers beautifully what Andy is all about. Hope you watch (and do comment what you think of ol’ Andy).