Paul Harvey - The Rest of the Story

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  1. Ross

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    Paul Harvey - Rest In Peace
     
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    I loved listening to his rest of the story. When I stayed home when my kids were little we always listened to it, while eating lunch.
     
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    I loved Paul Harvey's stories.
    I always liked that little pause:
    "And that.....is the rest of the story."
     
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    How sad! I loved Paul Harvey! :(
     
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    :(He will be missed.
     
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    What???!!! I listen to him on KUHL in the morning. Did this just happen?
     
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    Paul Harvey is a childhood memory for me. Noone was allowed to utter a word during Paul Harvy
     
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    I just turned on my KUHL and heard the news. So sad.... :(
     
  10. runsw/scissors

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    My mom had him on every day during lunch or when we were in the car. I never listen to him anymore (I'm never home when he was on) but I can still hear him saying "Stand by for NEWS!" with a huge smile in his voice.
     
  11. Ross

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    Listening to Paul Harvey tell stories was a source of pleasure, just as music, literature, or art is a source of pleasure.

    The way he told stories drew the listener into a study of history. We all enjoy listening to stories. Are not many of them about the past?

    Who else is around to tell us stories now?
     
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    He proposed on the first date!!! :haha:
    Here's an article from my local news:


    By RUPA SHENOY, Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) - Paul Harvey, the news commentator and talk-radio pioneer whose staccato style made him one of the nation's most familiar voices, died Saturday in Arizona, according to ABC Radio Networks. He was 90.

    Harvey died surrounded by family at a hospital in Phoenix, where he had a winter home, said Louis Adams, a spokesman for ABC Radio Networks, where Harvey worked for more than 50 years. No cause of death was immediately available.

    Harvey had been forced off the air for several months in 2001 because of a virus that weakened a vocal cord. But he returned to work in Chicago and was still active as he passed his 90th birthday. 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."

    Known for his resonant voice and trademark delivery of "The Rest of the Story," Harvey had been heard nationally since 1951, when he began his "News and Comment" for ABC Radio Networks.

    He became a heartland icon, delivering news and commentary with a distinctive Midwestern flavor. "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."

    In 2005, Harvey was one of 14 notables chosen as recipients of the presidential Medal of Freedom. He also was an inductee in the Radio Hall of Fame, as was Lynne.

    Harvey composed his twice-daily news commentaries for ABC from a downtown office near Lake Michigan.

    Rising at 3:30 each morning, he ate a bowl of oatmeal, then combed the news wires and spoke with editors across the country in search of succinct tales of American life for his program.

    At the peak of his career, Harvey reached more than 24 million listeners on more than 1,200 radio stations and charged $30,000 to give a speech. His syndicated column was carried by 300 newspapers.

    His fans identified with his plainspoken political commentary, but critics called him an out-of-touch conservative. He was an early supporter of the late Sen. Joseph McCarthy and a longtime backer of the Vietnam War.

    Perhaps Harvey's most famous broadcast came in 1970, when he abandoned that stance, announcing his opposition to President Nixon's expansion of the war and urging him to get out completely.

    "Mr. President, I love you ... but you're wrong," Harvey said, shocking his faithful listeners and drawing a barrage of letters and phone calls, including one from the White House.

    In 1976, Harvey began broadcasting his anecdotal descriptions of the lives of famous people. "The Rest of the Story" started chronologically, with the person's identity revealed at the end. The stories were an attempt to capture "the heartbeats behind the headlines." Much of the research and writing was done by his son, Paul Jr.

    Harvey also blended news with advertising, a line he said he crossed only for products he trusted.

    In 2000, at age 82, Harvey signed a new 10-year contract with ABC Radio networks.

    In addition to his unique voice and delivery, Harvey was credited with coining several words on his broadcasts, including "Reaganomics" and "guesstimate."

    Harvey was born Paul Harvey Aurandt in Tulsa, Okla. His father, a police officer, was killed when he was a toddler. A high school teacher took note of his distinctive voice and launched him on a broadcast career.

    While working at St. Louis radio station KXOK, he met Washington University graduate student Lynne Cooper. He proposed on their first date (she said "no") and always called her "Angel." They were married in 1940 and had a son, Paul Jr.

    They worked closely together on his shows, and he often credited his success to her influence. She was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1997, seven years after her husband was. She died in May 2008.
     
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    Maybe he died from loneliness. It does happen. He missed his dear wife so much that his health failed.
     
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    Paul Harvey brings out memories of my grandmother's kitchen with the pink plastic radio over the washing machine which held about 4 glass jars of Brachman's candies. I've enjoyed hearing him since, but those are the memories I hold dearest. I always thought he was really old back then but the times I remember him come from the70'-early 80's, so he must not have been too old.
     

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