Paul Harvey

@deebomb (15323)
United States
February 28, 2009 7:13pm CST
I just heard on the TV that Paul Harvey just died. He was 90 years old. I use to listen to him all the time on the radio. He Started broadcast on the radio at the age of 14. He always had the rest of the story. He broad cast the forgotten or little known facts behind stories of famous people and events. I haven't heard him for some time because he didn't come on our radio stations. I always found his stories interesting. Have you listened to him?
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@mscott (1924)
• United States
1 Mar 09
I knew he was old and that his son was doing some of or most of the shows now. I remember my dad always use to listen to him in the car when we were younger. He had a very long career and it sounds like a long life as well doing what he enjoyed doing. Thanks for the update.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
1 Mar 09
I always looked forward to listening to him. He had great news stories.
@Barb42 (4217)
• United States
1 Mar 09
I haven't heard the news, and I can't find it on the Internet anywhere. But I hate that. I've listened to him for years. But I had noticed lately his son and someone else had been doing his show on the radio. My husband just told me he heard him on the radio Thursday and his speech was very slurred, like he had a stroke.
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
1 Mar 09
Thanks for the link. I guess one just has to know where and how to look.
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@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
1 Mar 09
This is very sad news, very, very sad news, as he was such a wonderful, inspirational gentleman, and many times gave me cause for very deep thought! I worked for many years in the radio business, and 3 out of the 5 stations I worked at carried Paul Harvey snippets! How I grieve, the world has lost a messiah! His son is carrying on his works, and it is wonderful, too, with lots of inspiration! If you like I can PM you the link; some of his inspirational videos, and scripts, I save to get me thru some of the down times! Phew! And thanks!
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
1 Mar 09
I would like that Please do send them to me. He will be missed. I always loved his snippets of the unusual news.
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• Canada
17 Mar 09
I am so sorry this has taken me so long to respond to you! This is a site by; Eric Harvey, Paul Harvey's son...which has many other links like; The Inspired Living Cafe! Really enjoyable sites; and you access them by; www.WalkTheTalk.com! I truly think you will enjoy this, and be sure to watch the 5 minute video's for truly emotional & spiritual inspiration! Cheers, my dear! Hope you enjoy!
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@BinaryKat (738)
• United States
1 Mar 09
When I was growing up, my mom would tune in to the Paul Harvey at 12 pm on the radio and then they streamlined his show on the internet if you missed it on the radio. We would listen to all the stories he had. I would love it when he says: Hello America, This is Paul Harvey, stand by for news. I am truly going to miss hearing his voice on the radio. RIP Paul Harvey. He will truly be missed.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
1 Mar 09
He had such a nice voice to listen to. He had such great news stories too. He was great at giving us some very interesting facts about so many things.
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@mommaj (22768)
• United States
1 Mar 09
Wow! Thanks for the update. Hadn't heard this yet. If it's true we have certainly lost a legend. "Now for the rest of the story..." The family used to listen to him years ago. I know about five or ten years ago I was in my dad's vehicle and Paul Harvey came on. I had honestly thought he had retired???
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@AJ1952Chats (2340)
• Anderson, Indiana
1 Mar 09
Aunt Kate was the one to introduce my folks and me to Paul Harvey, and we thought he was really great. My dad was an especially big fan of his. One of my friends kidded that Daddy went through withdrawal symptoms if he didn't get his Paul Harvey fix of the day! LOL The factory whistle announcing lunch was located on one of the Delco Remy plants close to where Aunt Kate, Uncle Don, and Denise (my cousin) lived. Denise was just learning to talk when she began saying, "Noon!" everytime that whistle blew. Instead of saying, "Noon!" she, eventually, got around to saying "Paul Harvey!" because he came on at noon. I really liked his inverted storyline style and adopted it as my own many times when I wanted the punchline of whatever I was relating to drive everything home right at the last. He'll definitely be missed!!!
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
1 Mar 09
He was so nice to listen too every day. I'm going to miss him even if I haven't heard him for a while. That is a nice little story you related about your cousin Denise
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
1 Mar 09
Thats sad, I have listened to him, his programs were always interesting. He always had "the rest of the story", the best part.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
1 Mar 09
Yes I always like his rest of the story too. His news was usually uplifting.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
1 Mar 09
Awwwwwww, what a shame! He was really good to listen to. Always informative, sometimes inspiring, and always brought out some interesting things to his air time. I had no idea he was 90! I used to always listen to him whenever he was on the radio, especially when I was out driving for work.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
1 Mar 09
He was very good to listen to after all the usual bad news. I was surprised to learn he was that old too. He started in broadcasting when he was 14. Very young. I always liked his rest of the story.
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