February 28, 2009

Paul Harvey Signs off With His Final “Good Day.” (genghis)
— Open Blog

CNN (along with others) has the story.

”(CNN) -- Paul Harvey, the legendary radio host whose career sharing "the rest of the story" with listeners spanned more than 70 years, has died, according to ABC Radio Networks.”

“He was 90.”

“Harvey died at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, where he kept a winter home, said Louis Adams, a spokesman for the networks. He was surrounded by family members when he died, Adams said.”

“Known for his deliberate delivery and pregnant pauses, Harvey's broadcasts were heard on more than 1,200 radio stations and 400 Armed Forces networks and his commentaries appeared in 300 newspapers, according to his Web site.”

“He had been hosting his radio shows part-time for much of the past year, after recovering from physical ailments including pneumonia and the death of his wife, Lynne "Angel" Harvey in May 2008.”


The guy was simply an institution, and the precursor to what talk radio is today. I can remember times back to the early ‘70’s, as a little kid, listening to his broadcasts in my grandma’s kitchen. She’d have him on as she was preparing her usual fantastic fried chicken. I just always sorta’ associated one with the other. Was like a Sunday evening ritual. Now they’re both gone.

Rest in peace Mr. Harvey. You’ll be sorely missed.

(sorry for the personal stuff...just wanted to pay tribute))

Posted by: Open Blog at 08:09 PM | Comments (104)
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1 "And now you know (pause) the rest of the story." Classic.

Posted by: eman at February 28, 2009 08:12 PM (Ee8qq)

2 Don't apologige for the personal stuff. I have memories just like that. I'm sure a lot of us do. He was an institution. He will be missed.

Posted by: BuckNutty at February 28, 2009 08:15 PM (lArRj)

3
wow

Shame on Michael Steele for pandering to the likes of DL Hughley and that ignorant hip-hop piece of shit from Public Enemy.

Michael Steele just sold out Rush Limbaugh to please those two assholes. He's going to drive the GOP off the cliff.

Posted by: Darling at February 28, 2009 08:22 PM (YoMt3)

4 Good Day.  I first listened to him during my mullet days sitting at the crapeteria at the U of Illinois in 1989--Roxette, Damn Yankees, Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation, then news with Paul Harvey. 

Come to think of it, I first listened to Rush the day after Clinton won the election in 1992 and I committed to the Republican Party after working the previous night with snarky smartass j-students. 

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 28, 2009 08:39 PM (n2eCn)

5 And now he knows the rest of the story. He told how in the south you could say anything about anyone and as long as you said "bless their heart" at the end it was ok. I loved this guy.

Posted by: locus Ceruleus at February 28, 2009 08:57 PM (e2mBS)

6 First heard Paul Harvey while stationed overseas in the Philippines in the mid-80's...always was a part of my day when I was overseas or wherever I was stationed at in the states and could catch his program.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Harvey....

Posted by: Buck Naked at February 28, 2009 09:02 PM (kmEp8)

7 I would schedule my lunch breaks when I was working as a service tech around his program...

I remember a little after 9/11 that Keith Olberman filled in for him a few times..

 
As well as Fred Thompson too..   I hope he steps back into the role..

Posted by: Dave C at February 28, 2009 09:03 PM (JD3zb)

8

Re: Michael Steele

What did you expect, motherfuckers? You want to pander, go ahead and pander.

Now eat it with a smile, bitches.

Posted by: jaleach at February 28, 2009 09:06 PM (gHrZU)

9 My mom was a devoted listener of Harvey's when I was a very young child...I grew up listening to him... and continued listening to him even up through this week. His final broadcast was Monday morning. I am genuinely going to miss him.

Posted by: g at February 28, 2009 09:27 PM (FAYNo)

10 I'm in my early 40's and I've listened to Paul Harvey off and on all my life. I can't remember a time when I didn't know about him and learning something new everyday from "The Rest of the Story.". Listening to him in later times was like being transported back in to my childhood. He was the last of the old-school reporter: never pretending he was an unbiased reporter of the events, while at the same time avoiding overt partisanship. He showed us that consistent class and professionalism transcends ephemeral trends. Music styles came and went, major news stories became historical footnotes, radio personalities rose and fell, and there was Paul Harvey. He will be truly missed.

Page Two.

Posted by: Aaron at February 28, 2009 09:41 PM (gftD1)

11 If there was any man who could have succeeded to Walter Cronkite's title of most trusted man in America, it was Paul Harvey. RIP

Posted by: Paul at February 28, 2009 09:58 PM (LY5yq)

12 Genghis,

Please, don't be sorry for the personal stuff. I wish you nothing but peace and happiness. Sharing personal stuff (and Thai tranny hooker stuff) is an institution around these parts.

As you miss your grandma, so do I miss both of mine.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at February 28, 2009 10:00 PM (szcvf)

13 Rest in Peace, Mr Paul Harvey Aurant

Posted by: kbdabear at February 28, 2009 10:29 PM (miw86)

14 Most definitely an institution- for good or ill, the guy will be a stitch or two in the tapestry that is American Culture- however you care to define it.

In latter years, started to show a bit of mileage, but he was ever the professional, and always brought the class.

Godspeed, Mr. Harvey.

Posted by: buster mcDissenter at February 28, 2009 10:37 PM (4ezUN)

15 I grew up listening to him on armed forces radio overseas. He was a little bit of home growing up over there, and then again when I was in the service. I'm glad to hear that he went with his family surrounding him. God bless.

Posted by: Carl Hungus at February 28, 2009 10:57 PM (U3CHY)

16

He was from an era of great radio. I'll miss him.

Posted by: Jesus at February 28, 2009 11:25 PM (7Zrx4)

17

plz sign and distribute: Israel is an outlawed entity

we need a million signature
campaign with us

Posted by: TAHYYES at March 01, 2009 01:42 AM (7tdTD)

18 heh TAHYYES Fuck off and die, stupid tool scumbag. Think I'll buy a pizza for an IDF unit....

Posted by: Frank G at March 01, 2009 02:03 AM (Aaspy)

19 I can remember times back to the early ‘70’s, as a little kid, listening to his broadcasts in my grandma’s kitchen.

My grandfather wouldn't miss him, either.  That was way back, probably late '70s, and he's been dead since '86. 

Harvey was a true pro.

(And FOAD, TAHYYES.  If Israel won't buckle against Hamas, what the fuck do you think your candy-ass internet 'petition' is going to mean, fuckstick?  You're a tool.)

Posted by: nickless at March 01, 2009 02:23 AM (MMC8r)

20 I remember listening to Paul Harvey on WGN with my parents, one of my strongest, most nostalgic childhood memories.  He felt like the grandpa I didn't have.  I already miss him even though I hadn't listened in years.

Posted by: Londo Cardassian at March 01, 2009 02:54 AM (AfReK)

21

*sigh*

I'll have to dig around @ my dad's house - I stashed away a couple of PH Show records that I snagged back when I was in High School...

I was an intern at a radio station at the time, and one of my jobs was to track the daily PH Show, which at the time was recorded on, well, records (no, not tape. Records).  Every week we recieved a bundle of that week's shows, and were supposed to return them once played (quite frankly, no one wanted to keep them - they were the cheapest possible plastic records)...  but one week, Paul mentioned my Dad's hometown, so that record managed to, well, vanish from the return envelope.

RIP, Paul Harvey.

J

Posted by: Jess at March 01, 2009 03:02 AM (kRVIg)

Posted by: FishFearMe at March 01, 2009 03:04 AM (DL7CT)

23 ^^^^Loss at words

Posted by: FishFearMe at March 01, 2009 03:05 AM (DL7CT)

24 Man, I loved to listen to that guy....His son is the spitting image....RIP

Posted by: Lee__ at March 01, 2009 03:07 AM (M2CFr)

25 I remember Paul Harvey from as early as the early '60's. I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and Mr. Harvey was kinda like the cool old man (to me at the time he was an old man) in the neighborhood. Always quick with a good story and it always had a happy ending just like when Mr. Harvey said "For what it's worth..." As a former broadcaster (radio and a little TV work), I can name two guys who, by virtue of their excitement for and love of their work, prodded me into a broadcast career. Paul Harvey was one of them. Thank you, Mr. Harvey. I hope I did you proud. And, as I've stated elsewhere, Paul and Angel have found forever together.

Posted by: FishFearMe at March 01, 2009 03:14 AM (DL7CT)

26 they were the cheapest possible plastic records

I remember those! We used to get them on the back of cereal boxes! Thanks for the memory!

Posted by: FishFearMe at March 01, 2009 03:17 AM (DL7CT)

27 When we were cleaning up after the horsed in the morning my Dad used to always manage to be in the barn when Paul Harvey started so we could listen while we worked. Never was a regular listener, when I got older, but if I came across him while scanning the dials I would always pause until I heard the rest of the story.

Posted by: Bill at March 01, 2009 03:18 AM (wRUUz)

Posted by: aaabs at March 01, 2009 03:29 AM (6+R+o)

29 Still one of my favorite Simpsons little background jokes. An old man turns on the radio just in time to hear

"And that little boy... who nobody loved... turned out to be (Pause) (Pause) (Pause)

Roy Cohn.

And now you know...

The rest of the story.

Good day!"

Posted by: Bender Bending Rodriguez at March 01, 2009 03:38 AM (o0xA5)

30 Ah yes.  What would the world be like without Nike shoes, Lace Wigs, and O'bambi dildo's?

Posted by: Fish at March 01, 2009 03:42 AM (CG+cG)

31 My mom always listened to talk radio (even back in the 70s), so I heard Paul Harvey frequently.  When I was a high school  senior, I was a "department assistant" and my talk was to organize books.  I came across several collections of his stories and would just sit there and read.  Thankfully, no one asked what was taking me so long to sort out some books in a box.

Posted by: goddessoftheclassroom at March 01, 2009 04:00 AM (kiZR8)

32 The death of Paul Harvey is a tragedy and a national loss. I have heard him off and on since the 1970's. One of a kind, and a class act by any and all accounts. That cannot be said for anyone else in the broadcasting game except perhaps his son who will probably fill his gigantic shoes...

As to the matter of the hip hop tendencies of Michael Steele, it seems one day he hits the right note and the next day he hits a sour one: perhaps it's because he favors this hip-hop/rap nonsense, which requires nothing more that a willingness to look ignorant in public and an audience stupid enough to waste time listening to the resultant noise. I recall seeing a tape of NWA with tjhat human pez dispenser up front, Flava Flave. He had a full sized wall clock hanging around his neck, a mouth full of capped gold teeth and was shaking his head like he was trying to get water out of his ear or maybe he had an ear infection. Either way, his spasmodic head-shaking and repetetive mumbling of "Boooyeee" made his head hurt.
I was glad when NWA faded from the scene, and I would have no qualms about hearing that a grand piano fell on that skeleton wrapped in electrical tape, Flave, a la Wile E. Coyote (Sooper Gee Nee Uss!). Maybe ACME Products makes instant Untalented Asshole Remover® and Wile E. can use some to erase Flave from the surface of the planet. Tragic thing is that untalented idiot has already reproduced, repeatedly. Which tell us one of two things:
1. He's hung like a mule and just as dumb...
2. He finds women who are as dumb as a mule.

Either way, the Mules get dinged in their self esteem for the association with this melanin-enhanced pipe-cleaner assclown...

I leave the further insulting of an "art" where people take pride in digging grooves into perfectly good records to others. That should be easy.

Later,
Groovy.
Sandman.

RIP Mr. Harvey. You were the very best at your craft. You will be missed.
GODSPEED.

Posted by: Enter Sandman at March 01, 2009 04:01 AM (zxaA2)

33 PS. Flave, if you read this, I hear playing in traffic is good for your career. I hear the 405 has a lane open just for you...have at it.


Seriously.

Posted by: Enter Sandman at March 01, 2009 04:06 AM (zxaA2)

34 I recall listening to him in the 1950s -- and he'd already been on radio for twenty years then.

Posted by: TOF at March 01, 2009 04:06 AM (eS/Fk)

35

I do a killer voice impersonation of Paul Harvey:

"Did you know...that the BUNson BURNer...can cure ALL forms of cancer?  It's TRUE.  Good DAY."

Then everyone under the age of 25 looks at me like they have no clue.

Posted by: Crusty at March 01, 2009 04:16 AM (qzgbP)

36 Flava Flav was in Public Enemy, not NWA.

Am I the only person who was shocked to hear of Paul Harvey's passing because I thought he was already dead?

Posted by: Sean at March 01, 2009 04:36 AM (GXvn8)

37

OT...Look at what Bush is doing to our personal freedoms now...Oh, wait...nevermind.

http://tinyurl.com/av3jy2

Warrantless wiretaps are so last November now. I can't wait to se the protests over this.

Posted by: hutch1200 at March 01, 2009 04:53 AM (db3r+)

38 He was my favorite newscaster.  I heard him first in 1949 in Chicago.  Let me relate what was likely his only embarrassment, ever. 

In the very early 1950's, he had concluded that security at Argonne National Laboratory (atomic energy facility south of Chicago) was lax, and to prove it, decided to break in, and leave a note,  They got him going over the first fence.

Posted by: Pete Drum at March 01, 2009 04:57 AM (k8v6l)

39 I'd love to hear the eulogy:

"Paul Harvey was a giant of American broadcasting; a throwback to a simpler time of solid Midwestern values in an ever-coarsening world...

"Is your father's birthday coming up? Have I got a gift for you. A Load Handler. A Looooadd... HANDLER. I've got one. I use it.

"Millions hung on Harvey's inimitable pauses, anxious to hear the Rest of the Story...

"Doctors say that bran increases heart health and helps you live longer and healthier. Get 100%... One. Hundred. Percent... of your daily bran with Daily Bran. From Kellogg's..."

Posted by: Dave S. at March 01, 2009 04:58 AM (Ae/PN)

40

Paul Harvey has indeed been around for a very long time.  I first started listening to him in the early 1960s when I was a kid and had first discovered talk radio (yes, the basic format has been around at least that long).  The man was a consummate pro, something we have not seen in the media in a very long time. 

Godspeed, Mr. Harvey

 

Posted by: Cave Bear at March 01, 2009 04:59 AM (TE2OX)

41 I hate to drop the turd in the punch bowl, but Harvey was a WWII draft dodger. Quite a scandal when it got out. He lived so long it somehow got lost in the memory hole.

Posted by: Banjo at March 01, 2009 05:03 AM (1DQ52)

42 As a commenter above said, I can't remember a time when Paul Harvey wasn't on the radio. I remember listening to him when I was getting ready for school in Germany in the mid-70s. To know that at least one person out there, somewhere in the world, was cheery every day--or at least did a damn good job of faking it--was somehow comforting. It took a hard heart not to chuckle a little with Mr. Harvey. The world is less with his passing.

Posted by: General Zod at March 01, 2009 05:11 AM (XcsD4)

43

Banjo,

You are incorrect. PHA served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII.

J

Posted by: Jess at March 01, 2009 05:13 AM (kRVIg)

44 The most famous words in radio (even Rush has never been able to top this): "This is Paul Harvey, stand by for the news". And he mean't it - don't switch the dial but listen to the sponsor and get "the news". Another reason to miss Bush - he gave Harvey the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. The One will probably give it to Olberman, Mathews and Rhodes. Who do you think more deserving of a medal noting "freedom"?

Posted by: Jack is Back! at March 01, 2009 05:23 AM (DGtFq)

45

No words can express my grief over seeing such a good man die, especially in a time where we need every one front and center. 

Truly a sad day.

Posted by: Mordart at March 01, 2009 05:34 AM (w4xHG)

46 This is one man for whom the  word "institution" is simply not sufficient.  I don't think we have a word fit for someone like Paul Harvey.

Posted by: Powdered Milk Man at March 01, 2009 05:39 AM (QOw4s)

47 Sorry, my mistake. Harvey wasn't a draft dodger, only a slacker. He spent three months in the service beginning in December of 1943 when things were looking really dark for us before getting a Section 8 discharge for mental illness.

Posted by: Banjo at March 01, 2009 05:40 AM (1DQ52)

48 There arte a few broadcasters that I believe could be trusted for the truth.

Vin Scully is one, Paul Harvey is another.

Rush Limbaugh is the only "modern" broadcaster that I can think of that even comes close..

Posted by: Larry Sheldon at March 01, 2009 05:40 AM (OmeRL)

49

I have looked at several biographies and they ALL say that Paul Harvey served in the Air Force in WWII. The only places that I can find that call him a draft dodger are the left wing bullshit blogs.

 

I see someone else beet me to it.

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2009 05:40 AM (f6os6)

50 Try 1941 to 1843

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2009 05:41 AM (f6os6)

51 1943

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2009 05:41 AM (f6os6)

52 Like you Ghengis, I can remember times back to the early ‘60’s, as a little kid, listening to Paul Harvey in my grandma’s kitchen. And then my grandma would come in and see him sitting there, talking to a 6-year old boy and screamed "Grampa! Git yer shotgun! There's a strange man in the kitchen with Kasper!" And Mr. Harvey would jump out the window and run away..... Yep/ Those memories of childhood never leave you. RIP Paul Harvey

Posted by: Kasper Hauser at March 01, 2009 05:50 AM (Ap3Ee)

53 He was why I started listening to talk radio. It had nothing to do with politics, just the voice and the delivery. He could have talked about cow poop and you would think it was the best thing you had ever heard. God speed.

Posted by: Craig at March 01, 2009 05:52 AM (0nkpj)

54 "Stanford International Bank's financial statements, including its investment income, are fictional," the SEC said."  http://tinyurl.com/azom7h

Posted by: silly at March 01, 2009 05:59 AM (zplc6)

55 I always got a kick of how he could segue into a commercial before you knew what had happened.

Posted by: profligatewaste at March 01, 2009 06:10 AM (tAZX+)

56 Paul Harvey was as finger-licking good as your grandma's chicken, and you didn't have to wonder where those fingers had been.

Posted by: Col. Sanders at March 01, 2009 06:18 AM (+odvr)

57

Hey Banjo,

Quit trying to defend your negative commenting ass.  A great man, who obviously spread comfort and uplifting messages, has died and all you want to do is piss on his memory. If I recall Walt Disney got a dishonorable discharge but on balance he improved the world greatly.

Losing Paul Harvey is like losing a life long friend.  Life goes on but it is a poorer place.

RIP

Posted by: Dan at March 01, 2009 06:25 AM (ygjiI)

58 Walt Disney did NOT get a DD. That is another urban myth. See Snopes.

Posted by: Vic at March 01, 2009 07:01 AM (f6os6)

59 the world has lost a very great person with the passing of paul harvey. he will be missed. my heart go,s out to his familey.god speed mister harvey

Posted by: kenneth woore at March 01, 2009 07:25 AM (AgODU)

60

Another small piece of the 20th century, gone.

Anyone else remember when he was on TV?  Brief commentaries, syndicated to local newscasts in the 70s.

He kind of lost me in recent years, never missing a chance to call Iraq an "endless, pointless war".  That was disappointing.

Posted by: tsj017 at March 01, 2009 08:15 AM (TV9JE)

61

Also, what's with the "draft dodger/slacker" nonsense?

I swear, the Left wants to demean and destroy everything that was ever good about America.  Everything.

Posted by: tsj017 at March 01, 2009 08:17 AM (TV9JE)

62

Hey Vic,

Your absolutely right! I checked it out.  If my memory serves I was given the incorrect poop about Walt Disney by my DI  40 years ago.  Damn, that's like a long time to be misinformed.  Thanks for the education. 

Per Wikipedia: Walt Disney was too young to enter the service and instead joined the Red Cross during WWI

http://tinyurl.com/d5vk7m

Oxrock, I don't get the Boxed Chicken Dinner reference. 


 

Posted by: Dan at March 01, 2009 08:19 AM (ygjiI)

63 I remember listening to his broadcasts in my grandmother's kitchen, too, while we had lunch.

Posted by: Alana at March 01, 2009 09:37 AM (JE2zV)

64 Rest in peace, Mr. Harvey!  You will be missed. 

One of my favorite stories from him comes from a long time ago, the one about the ambulance who comes for a guy with a broken leg and how the guy had more injuries when the paramedics finally got him into the ambulance. 

Posted by: THeREsaD at March 01, 2009 09:49 AM (MO2LE)

65 Paul Harvey will remain a radio legend that will never be matched in our lifetime. He gave the listening world a place to reflect on  a view of life & the world around us all. He will be so ever miss by all who loved him. He will always be the best of the best that ever was on radio.

Posted by: Ben at March 01, 2009 09:51 AM (o1hOw)

66 I remember listening to him in the late 60s while helping my dad in the field on the South Dakota prairie.  I loved his constant optimisam about our country and and humanity in general.

Posted by: sodak at March 01, 2009 09:53 AM (5Qugt)

67 Dan, Boxed Chicken Dinner=BCD=Bad Conduct Discharge

Posted by: Thesher at March 01, 2009 10:07 AM (xMy7l)

68 Chalepa Ta Kala, my brother.

Posted by: dr kill at March 01, 2009 10:26 AM (JWAjn)

69 I first heard Paul Harvey when I drove from the East Coast through the Mid West on my way to California around 1970. I thought he was great, intelligent and topical and, never having heard him on the East Coast, I was envious of the sophistication of the Mid West.

Posted by: NortonPete at March 01, 2009 11:07 AM (fVuwW)

70  his melodic measured delivery brings treasured memories and not a few tears back to so many. I bet in 40 years, when Katie Couric passes, we'll all....

nahhhhhh


/nevermind

Posted by: Frank G at March 01, 2009 11:08 AM (Aaspy)

71 i liked Paul Harvey................................................. good day

Posted by: shoey at March 01, 2009 11:37 AM (RxUMK)

72 Paul Harvey was a huge source of misinformation in his 'news' broadcasts. Of course when you die everyone is supposed to remember the good not the bad.

Posted by: Gubinsky at March 01, 2009 12:32 PM (RgkWI)

73 I loved his voice and delivery - and most of the time, his message. We listened to him every morning @ 7:30 on WBAP in Fort Worth for over 20 yeaars. I remember when Angel was so sick & dying  & he appealed on his broadcast one morning to anyone & everyone who knew of any alternative or experimental treatments to contact him. His anguish was heartbreaking...he was never the same after her death. What a love story. I'm so sorry for your loss Paul Jr. God bless

Posted by: Young 'un at March 01, 2009 12:49 PM (mNeKo)

74

"when you die everyone is supposed to remember the good not the bad."

Gubinsky - Good luck with that

 

Posted by: Young 'un at March 01, 2009 12:53 PM (mNeKo)

75 tsj017, I enjoyed the old huckster as much as anybody, and I bet I'm a smidge to the right of you. Nonetheless, "the rest of the story" is he got out of the Air Force on a Section 8. Look it up, like I did. John Wayne  regretted not joining one of the services during WWII, choosing instead to make movies. As to whether Paul Harvey had regrets, who knows? Point is don't make heroes of someone the left can tear down with a tiny bit of research.

Posted by: Banjo at March 01, 2009 01:02 PM (1DQ52)

76 29 Still one of my favorite Simpsons little background jokes. An old man turns on the radio just in time to hear

"And that little boy... who nobody loved... turned out to be (Pause) (Pause) (Pause)

Roy Cohn.

And now you know...

The rest of the story.

Good day!"

Homer and Marge also tried to help their marriage/sex life by listening to an audiotape narrated by "Paul Harvey" ending with "... and now you are ... an Erotic American."

Posted by: Aaron at March 01, 2009 03:06 PM (gftD1)

77

Paul Harvey was a huge source of misinformation in his 'news' broadcasts. Of course when you die everyone is supposed to remember the good not the bad.

I'll bite.

What the fuck are you talking about?

Posted by: ErikW at March 01, 2009 03:35 PM (hKtiw)

78

Check that, sorry.

Got pissed for a sec. Didn't mean to feed the troll.

Posted by: ErikW at March 01, 2009 03:41 PM (hKtiw)

79

He kind of lost me in recent years, never missing a chance to call Iraq an "endless, pointless war".  That was disappointing.

I think he was right. The war is religious, not political and I think he understood that.

Posted by: ErikW at March 01, 2009 04:27 PM (hKtiw)

80

I used to share an office with a WWII vet and original NASA employee who listened to Paul Harvey every day.  I wish I had written down the stories that Mr. White told during our lunch break, they were just as interesting or better than Harvey's rest of the story.  Mr. White passed away some years ago, but I always thought of him whenever I heard Paul Harvey.  God rest them both.

RIP.

Posted by: roamingfirehydrant at March 01, 2009 05:20 PM (X+tXI)

81

I haven't felt this sad since President Reagan died. 

I've listened to Paul literally for decades and I felt he was a friend even though we'd never met in person.

Folks, please head over to www.paulharvey.com , look for the link to leave a condolence message and leave one.  Thanks.

 

Posted by: FrankReality at March 01, 2009 05:55 PM (t5/IN)

82 he's been around so long, he was a great story teller, i can't bring myself to say anything bad about him, even if i didn't always agree with him

Posted by: shoey at March 01, 2009 07:37 PM (RxUMK)

83 I first heard Paul Harvey in Home Economics class in high school. The Felician nun would give us our assignment -, we were sewing clothes and cutting patters, taking pins from our wrist band tomatoes cushions, and using singer machines that had the floor pedal - and then she'd turn on the radio, go to her desk, and sit there hunched over whatever she was working on. I would like to say that I learned more from Paul Harvey then I did from her, since he said much and she said little, but the radio as a device to give news of the outside world while I was toiling away at making something resembling clothing, and made me appreciate the AM band! I was stuck inside but Paul Harvey gave me information as to what was happening out there, in the world, right then. I still love AM radio and I still have that black tank top that I sewed by hand. Too bad I showed off my handiwork to my husband one day while I was dating him, I'm now consigned to repairing buttons and rips on his clothing in my spare time. WTF? Note to self: Next husband, say nothing about skills either with sewing or with sex. Play dumb! Less work.

Posted by: kay at March 01, 2009 10:53 PM (Tk2NM)

84 Hopefully they will all be "Good Days" for you now Paul.

Posted by: teej at March 02, 2009 04:04 AM (QdUKm)

85 Thank you Paul Harvey for delivering the NEWS, and nothing but the NEWS.  These fuckwad 'journalists' now a days couldn't hold back an opinion if there life depended on it.


Posted by: Melodic Metal at March 02, 2009 05:09 AM (weVyN)

86

I have heard the voice of Paul Harvey for literally as long as I can remember. My parents listened to him all the time when I was growing up and his voice was as familier to me as theirs, it seems. I think a lot of people probably thought of Mr. Harvey as family in a way. He will be greatly missed indeed.

Godspeed, good sir!

Posted by: t.ferg at March 02, 2009 05:16 AM (nF4Jh)

87

I listened to him faithfully until he got off track zinging the Iraq war at every opportunity.  He lost me after that. 

Ask the Iraqi's that no longer fear Saddam and his henchmen whether it was worth it. 

 

Posted by: Gabby at March 02, 2009 06:09 AM (uHd0A)

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There were three of Harvey's stories that stuck with me for years. The first was the story of how a clumsy young man was repeatedly cheated by his partner in the bar business and determined to learn more about the law to protect himself (Lincoln). The second was about a very poor child born in very poor conditions and due to very poor medical assistance became partially paralyzed and overcame (Sylvester Stallone). The third story I remember because Harvey managed to make me think, genuinely, about the human condition. Although today I can't  recall the name of the subject, the story was about the absolute necessity of human touch. A human cannot exist in a normal human state without physical contact and the story was about a disfigured man who had spent his entire adult life with virtually no human physical contact when he met a woman who saw past the disfigurement. It was a heart-breaking story and he told it so beautifully.

Harvey will be missed and will never, ever be replaced.

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