The most memorable moment from last week's Walter Cronkite memorial service was Andy Rooney's heartbreaking inability to say much about his longtime friend after his emotions got the best of him. Last night on 60 Minutes, he tried again.
The friendship between the two men spanned a length of time, 65 years, that exceeds many lifespans, so we can only imagine how difficult it must be say goodbye to someone whose been a presence in one's life for so long. Aided by the familiar setting sitting behind his old desk and with CBS' cameras rolling, Rooney handled saying goodbye publicly much better than he did at the memorial service. Then again, we have no idea how many takes it took him to get it right.