Andy Rooney to Speak At UB On January 29

By Mary Beth Spina

Release Date: January 7, 1998 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Andy Rooney, CBS correspondent, "60 Minutes" essayist, author and columnist, will speak at the University at Buffalo on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Rooney's presentation, part of the 11th Annual Distinguished Speaker Series, will be at 8 p.m. in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the North (Amherst) Campus.

Rooney's candid, tongue-in-cheek television essays, which he began in 1964, became a regular feature on "60 Minutes" in 1978.

The segment, "A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney," is a three-time Emmy-Award winner.

Rooney also is a six-time winner of the Writers Guild Award for Best Script of the Year, and has won the award more times than any other television writer.

He's written, produced and narrated many specials and broadcast series. His column appears twice a week in some 200 newspapers, including The Buffalo News.

Rooney is author of more than 10 books, including "The Story of the Stars and Stripes" and more recently, "My War."

His lecture will be co-sponsored by the UB School of Management Alumni Association and the Amherst Chamber of Commerce.

This season's final series lecture, presented by poet, author, actress, producer and director Maya Angelou, will be on Thursday, April 23.

Tickets can be purchased using cash, VISA or MasterCard. Call 716-645-ARTS for more information. Individual lecture tickets also will be available at TicketMaster locations. Call 716-852-5000.

Group discounts for 10 or more are available. Call 716-645-6771 for more information.

The Distinguished Speakers Series is presented by the University at Buffalo and the Don Davis Auto World Lectureship Fund. Series contributing sponsors are the UB Alumni Association, Center for the Arts, Makin' Copies, University Union Activities Board and Buffalo/Niagara Marriott. Affiliate series sponsor is the University Bookstore.