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Harvey, Paul

(born September 4, 1918 – died February 28, 2009)
PaulHarveyAmerican radio commentator Paul Harvey delivered broadcasts on current events, reaching 24 million people daily.

His career started at the Chicago radio station WENR with Paul Harvey News and Comment quickly gained national syndication. Although he was friendly with many prominent figures of the American right, he was adamant about retaining his own ideological core.

Paul Harvey Aurandt, was a  broadcaster for the ABC Radio Networks. He broadcast News and Comment on weekday mornings and mid-days, and at noon on Saturdays, including his famous The Rest of the Story segments. Paul Harvey News was carried on 1,200 radio stations, 400 Armed Forces Network stations and 300 newspapers.

Harvey's New York Times obituary examined his distinctive radio style:

Mr. Harvey personalized the radio news with his right-wing opinions, but laced them with his own trademarks: a hypnotic timbre, extended pauses for effect, heart-warming tales of average Americans and folksy observations that evoked the heartland, family values and the old-fashioned plain talk one heard around the dinner table on Sunday."

"'Hello, Americans,' he barked. 'This is Paul Harvey! Stand byyy for Newwws!'"

"He railed against welfare cheats and defended the death penalty. He worried about the national debt, big government, bureaucrats who lacked common sense, permissive parents, leftist radicals and America succumbing to moral decay. He championed rugged individualism, love of God and country, and the fundamental decency of ordinary people."

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