[Nfbc-info] FYI Paul Harvey

Angela fowler fowlers at syix.com
Sun Mar 1 16:03:42 UTC 2009

It's a sad day. Paul Harvey was one of those rare broadcasters that, whether
you agreed with him or not, you listened to him just to hear him speak. I
remember listening to his morning news updates before school, and "The rest
of the story" every chance I got. Some of those were truly moving. We've
lost a genuine American personality, a true legend who will never be

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I just sent a speech Paul Harvey delivered in 1988 at the Chicago
convention, I think he delivered a speech at an earlier convention as well
because I was there, and I wish I could have found that one,  but the 1988
one was the only one I found at the braille monitor site.Scratching my head,
maybe this was the one I was at but it sounds different to me somewhat.
Below is the article about Paul Harvey printed last night.
Paul Harvey, seen with his wife Lynne in this 2001 photo, died in hospital
in Phoenix on  Saturday at age 90.
Paul Harvey, seen with his wife Lynne in this 2001 photo, died in hospital
in Phoenix on Saturday at age 90.
 (Suzanne Starr/The Arizona Republic)
Broadcasting pioneer Paul Harvey died in an Arizona hospital on Saturday at
the age of 90, according to ABC Radio Networks.
Network spokesman Louis Adams said Harvey was surrounded by family members
when he died in Phoenix, where he had a winter home. No cause of death was
immediately available.
Harvey was a news commentator and talk-radio pioneer whose staccato style
made him one of the most familiar voices in the United States. His
broadcasts also aired in Canada.
He was forced off the air in 2001 because a virus weakened a vocal cord, but
he returned to work in Chicago and was still active as he passed his 90th
His death comes less than a year after that of his wife and longtime
producer, Lynne.
"My father and mother created from thin air what one day became radio and
television news," Paul Harvey Jr. said in a statement.
"So in the past year, an industry has lost its godparents and today millions
have lost a friend," he said.
Paul Harvey Aurandt was born in Tulsa, Olka., the son of a police officer.
He started in radio in 1933 in Oklahoma and worked in broadcasting until the
Second World War, when he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He resumed his
career in Chicago after the war.
Harvey burst onto the national media scene in 1951 when he began his
coast-to-coast show News and Comment for ABC Radio Networks.
Resonant voice
In 1976, Harvey started another feature, The Rest of the Story,  which
delved into the forgotten or little known facts behind stories of famous
people and events.
With his resonant voice and trademark delivery, Harvey became an American
heartland icon, delivering news and commentary with a distinctive Midwestern
"Stand by for news!" he told his listeners. He was credited with inventing
or popularizing terms such as "skyjacker" and "Reaganomics."
"Paul Harvey was one of the most gifted and beloved broadcasters in our
nation's history," ABC Radio Networks president Jim Robinson said in a
statement. "We will miss our dear friend tremendously and are grateful for
the many years we were so fortunate to have known him."
At the peak of his career, Harvey reached more than 24 million listeners on
more than 1,200 radio stations and charged $30,000 US to give a speech. His
syndicated column was carried by 300 newspapers.
With files from the Associated Press and ABC Post a comment
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