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Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 28th Feb '09 10:34 PM


My heart is so sad at the passing of broadcaster Paul Harvey. What an amazing legacy. He started in broadcasting two years before I was born, and I listened to him almost every day that he was on air.

Cause of death is not listed yet, but I'm guessing he died of a broken heart after losing his dear wife Lynne ("Angel") last year.

I'll miss standing by for news...

1mks  (Level: 208.6 - Posts: 5868)
Sat, 28th Feb '09 10:42 PM

Me too........he had such an insight into things. He will definitely be missed.

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 28th Feb '09 11:11 PM

Another childhood icon gone...

Suzer22  (Level: 165.6 - Posts: 1982)
Sat, 28th Feb '09 11:18 PM

This is sad news. Perhaps his son will carry on for him.

Oogie54  (Level: 199.1 - Posts: 1120)
Sat, 28th Feb '09 11:45 PM

I remember listening to him when I was a young kid, early Neolithic era, always a fascinating and percipient individual. Sad that we have lost someone this young generation will probably never hear.

Alvandy  (Level: 226.0 - Posts: 7527)
Sun, 1st Mar '09 12:48 AM

Sorry to learn of his passing also.

I haven't listened very frequently recently, but I always enjoyed his "Rest of the Story" programs. I have heard his son doing some shows, so I'm sure he will carry on . He sounds a lot like his dad.

G'day Paul!

Salzypat  (Level: 154.6 - Posts: 5296)
Sun, 1st Mar '09 1:21 AM

And now, dear Paul Harvey, you know "the rest of the story."

Cujgie  (Level: 171.1 - Posts: 754)
Sun, 1st Mar '09 1:47 AM

I went to college in the Chicago suburb where the Harveys lived. One of my freshman dormmates had gotten a job cleaning house and ironing for the family, and doing odd jobs as needed. I was in awe! I had listened to Paul Harvey ever since I could remember and now knew someone who knew him, had been inside his house! The Harvey family gave her a very nice pink air dryer for Christmas that year,1963, and we were all amazed at his generosity!

(Not far away was the home of Tony Accardo, the gangster. A classmate had gotten a job doing yardwork for him -- another time I was two degrees away from fame, or infamy in this case!)

Cujgie  (Level: 171.1 - Posts: 754)
Sun, 1st Mar '09 1:49 AM

I will definitely miss Paul Harvey's stories and his staccato way of speaking and that clipped ending, "Good day!"

Collioure  (Level: 102.8 - Posts: 9952)
Sun, 1st Mar '09 3:45 AM


Loveland  (Level: 55.2 - Posts: 521)
Sun, 1st Mar '09 7:04 AM

From the Washington Post:

For his newscast, Mr. Harvey relied on what he called his "Aunt Betty" test. Betty was his sister-in-law, an "old-fashioned housewife" who lived in Missouri. If he decided that a story was too complicated or dull for Betty, he either rewrote or discarded it.

Ladyvol  (Level: 203.3 - Posts: 5442)
Sun, 1st Mar '09 7:59 AM

He will be missed...Good Day Mr. Harvey....

Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sun, 1st Mar '09 8:30 AM

Great memories of the many interesting stories. The fact that he found solid followings in both radio and TV without being risque is a tribute to the man's incredible talents. I can't imagine anyone even trying to replace him.

Chrondo  (Level: 89.0 - Posts: 31)
Sun, 1st Mar '09 7:35 PM

One of the best ever. He will be missed by millions. He was a good man. We love you Paul Harvey Good day

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