Andy Rooney's Thanksgiving feast

The late Andy Rooney talks turkey as 60 Minutes Overtime looks back at some of his classic Thanksgiving themed segments

The late Andy Rooney was a Sunday staple on 60 Minutes, oftentimes finding comedy in the small problems we encounter in our everyday lives. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Andy focuses on what we should be grateful for this holiday season.

Every Thanksgiving, the president ceremonially pardons one lucky turkey, rescuing it from the dinner plate. Andy puts on the hat of muckraking journalist, investigating the fate of these birds. Does he uncover the next great White House scandal, Turkeygate?

In 2002, Andy defends Thanksgiving, a holiday squeezed out by businesses that seem to "sell-a-brate" Christmas a bit too soon.

The late Andy Rooney gives us a few tips on preparing Thanksgiving dinner. His advice: avoid the temptation of taking the easy way out.

Call it Andy's "lost" Thanksgiving segment. We found this 1991 un-aired piece deep in the 60 Minutes archive. In it, Andy teaches us the proper technique to carve a turkey - in three minutes and 36 seconds.

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