Sunday, March 01, 2009

Paul Harvey (1918-2009)

(Chicago, 2006)

Folks, if you don't know your history of the legends of radio, you will today. We have lost one of the titanic giants of our medium with the passing of Paul Harvey.

His folksy broadcasting style brought us news of the day and stories told with perfect pronunciation and a sense of goodness. You got the sense he lived an amazing life with little or no scandal - just a simple, plain man. He told your "the rest of the story" in which he weaved a tale to take you around to a surprising conclusion. I, and millions like me, listened to his every word.

The tributes will pour in from all corners over the next day or so, and with good reason. He was among the best.

Radio Ink announces his passing here. CNN has more.

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