Longtime “60 Minutes” editorialist Andy Rooney was famous for his aversion to new and glitzy technology. For most of his career at CBS, he typed out his editorials on a typewriter. Now, one of those machines has been acquired (for thousands of dollars) by a California man who collects the typewriters of the rich and famous. The Daily New Canaan explains.
Moreover, the acquisition apparently came at the expense of CBS News:
“Meanwhile, CBS has called three times asking for the typewriter,” Soboroff said.
Brewster Jackson confirmed that CBS called looking for the typewriter. Elizabeth Jackson confirmed it went for “quite a few thousand” dollars.
The typewriter is now headed to Soboroff, who thinks he has one of two typewriters that Rooney used. The other is at the Smithsonian Institution.