Mo Rocca and Andy Rooney
I don't have time to break out the similarities and differences in a systematic way. But it feels like what Fred Eggan, American anthropologist, used to call a "controlled comparison," with enough similiarity to permit comparison and enough difference to make a contrast between the men a contrast of the cultures from which they come. I leave the task to my distinguished readers, who will do a much better idea that I could ever hope to.
I will say this. Rooney is the end of that home spun, Wilfred Brimley-type, wisdom. And thank goodness. Rooney's parting comments at the end of every 60 minutes often seem to refuse some aspect of contemporary culture more than they illuminate it. Rocca on some occasions actually seems to light things up.
Mo Rocca on the indefinite Clinton Bush Presidency here.