Andy Rooney says he will still not be signing autographs

In an interview before his last regular appearance, Andy talks about one of his curmudgeonly characteristics

Andy Rooney doesn't do autographs. That's the way it was and will be, even after he makes his last regular appearance on "60 Minutes" this Sunday. The "60 Minutes" commentator will discuss that policy and other aspects of his character that make him America's favorite curmudgeon in a "60 Minutes" interview with Morley Safer to be broadcast Sunday, Oct. 2 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT.

On Sunday's interview with Rooney, Safer points out that, yes, as people have wondered, Andy is the same way in person as he is on the air. "I say he's exactly like that," Safer tells Rooney. "I've been out with you, just walking the street and people come up asking for an autograph."

Rooney replies, "Oh, what kind of an idiot wants my name on a piece of paper?" Adding, "I still [don't sign them] and I have no intention of stopping. I just don't sign autographs," he tells Safer. Watch an excerpt.

Safer's segment on Rooney will be followed by Rooney's 1,097th "60 Minutes" essay - his last regular appearance on the broadcast.

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