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.