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  • RIP Paul Harvey

    Posted by Dan from Madison on March 1st, 2009 (All posts by )

    As I was growing up I listened to Paul Harvey every day on my parents radios on the way to school.  He always seemed to have interesting and inspirational tales to tell.  He had a great sense of humor, and frankly, I don’t really know what political affiliation he had.  I suppose I could find out if I looked, but I prefer to remember him as a great broadcaster, who just seemed to enjoy his work.  Paul Harvey….good day!

     

    5 Responses to “RIP Paul Harvey”

    1. Ginny Says:

      I heard him every once in a while; his take on the world was sentimental and sweet – triumphs of the human spirit. Journalists criticized him, but sometimes I think it was because they were cynical rather than wise; he didn’t pretend to be other than he was and if he took advertiser’s money, so did they. And he was no less accurate than the more cynical ones of reality television & cable news shock stories. One stuck in my mind – he was interested in celebrities, in what makes us tick, and in what we can be – was Eddie Albert. A local tragedy has led my friends to contemplate how much biology is – and isn’t – destiny. Harvey and his listeners are too rooted in small town lore not to recognize the powerful weight of biology – but then, he’d tell us a story like that and we’d think, well, yes, but we still have choices and if some of them aren’t easy, they are still right.

    2. Jonathan Says:

      Good day.

    3. Robert Schwartz Says:

      A week or two ago I heard one of his shows. I said to myself, “gosh, he sounds really old and weak.”

      Good Story about Paul Harvey.

      And yes, he was always conservative. Long before it was cool.

    4. renminbi Says:

      Ginny
      Journalists’ cynicism is the stupid mans’ version of skepticism.
      The only time I listened to radio was when we rented cars on vacation.He offered a lot more than the dreck you get from most MSM.

    5. renminbi Says:

      Ooo. Sorry about punctuation.