Winner 1975

Mr. Rooney Goes to Washington

CBS News

Wit, irony and skillful reporting, an altogether rare compound of virtues, are the hallmarks of Mr. Rooney Goes to Washington, a CBS News special in which the maze of official bureaucracy was penetrated. Written and narrated by Andy Rooney, the program was distinguished by a lightness of touch and mood, a Rooney specialty, which deceptively cloaked the serious nature of one reporter-citizen’s investigation into one of the nation’s continuing and far-reaching problems of government.