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Paul Harvey Dead at Age 90

post #1 of 8
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The end of an era. Rest in peace Mr Harvey.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090301/...ot/obit_harvey
post #2 of 8
I grew up with his commentaries and that's saying something because I am 53 years old. I know he mainly did radio but when I was a kid he also did his commentary on TV every weekday. It was on right after the noon news. He always came across as such a nice man. He had conservative views but he was never combative or mean spirited like so many people doing opinion on the radio and TV now on both the left and right.
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This is so sad I learned so much from Paul Harvey's "Rest of the Story", such as the original color mixer for Crayola crayons being color-blind. He was a fantastic entertainment personality, and I'm sure just from listening to him all those years that he was a wonderful man.

Rest in Peace Paul, and thank you.
post #4 of 8
I always enjoyed his news reports.

RIP, Mr. Harvey.
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I worked in the college library part time, and the librarian (Paul Cooper) was a cousin to Paul Harvey's wife, Lynn Cooper Aurandt. By the way, his actual name was Paul Harvey Aurandt. His son, Paul Harvey Aurandt, Jr., was for many years the writer of "The Rest of the Story."

Paul's father was killed when he was three. He worked for the Tulsa police department, but he was not a policeman. Paul supported charities for fallen policemen all his life. In additon, his wife was a Seventh-day Adventist, a church that tends to be very conservative. (You may have heard him occasionally say something like, "Ellen White said that 100 years ago." E. G. White was one of the founders of the SDA church.) He came by his conservative bent honestly, but he was kind to everyone who he dealt with, whatever their political stripe--if they deserved it. He wasn't afraid to call anyone wrong-headed, and he despised the lawsuit-crazy attitude of many Americans.

There were many years when the advertising income for Paul Harvey's noon news broadcast was the key to ABC radio being a profitable venture.

I haven't heard lately, but last year there was some talk of one of our local Dallas radio celebrities (now retired), Ron Chapman, taking over Harvey's slot permanently.
post #6 of 8
I always enjoyed listening to his radio show. Always so many interesting facts. He had a long and good life. RIP Paul.
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Originally Posted by Denice View Post
I grew up with his commentaries and that's saying something because I am 53 years old. I know he mainly did radio but when I was a kid he also did his commentary on TV every weekday. It was on right after the noon news. He always came across as such a nice man. He had conservative views but he was never combative or mean spirited like so many people doing opinion on the radio and TV now on both the left and right.
I remember the same thing Denice, growing up in Iowa, it must be a midwestern thing.
post #8 of 8
I remember listening to "The Rest of the Story", too. A unique voice and delivery made it interesting and informative.

RIP Paul...
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