I've never been a fan of 60 Minutes, and rarely watched it. I see the show in large part as thug journalism with an agenda. Sure there were the occasional valuable piece but most were driven by a group of anti-capitalist liberals like Dan Rather. But Andy Rooney was different. Yes, his opinions could stray into the liberal agenda. They could also stray into the absurdly unimportant. Nevertheless, he was able to connect with the audience because he often focused on things to which other people could relate. He was a likable curmudgeon. Stuff bugged him but he didn't scream or get outrageous, he complained, and explained.
Here's an example of his work. rest in piece Andy Rooney.