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R.I.P. Paul Harvey

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 5:19 pm

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29 Responses to “R.I.P. Paul Harvey”

  1. He had a great run, and will be missed.

    AD - RtR/OS (5e419c)

  2. Use to listen to him all the time overseas on AFN, and just started listening to him again over the last year…he will be missed…

    fmfnavydoc (5345e6)

  3. Paul Harvey was practically a part of my family when I was growing up. He was our Walter Cronkite.

    Glen Wishard (02562c)

  4. Now that is really damned sad. His son’s ok, but no one will ever be as good as Paul.

    Scott Jacobs (90ff96)

  5. Paul Harvey was practically a part of my family when I was growing up.

    I have long believed that Paul Harvey could pitch the most horrible, disgusting, overly-priced and painful thing on the planet, and my Grandfather would have bought it solely because it was pitched by Paul Harvey.

    Scott Jacobs (90ff96)

  6. I can’t count how many times he delayed me getting out of the car to hear “the rest of the story…”

    Joe (17aeff)

  7. And now he knows the rest of the story….RIP

    Kay R (c4e6aa)

  8. Good man, enjoyed his work my entire life.


    TC (0b9ca4)

  9. Anyone know where HEVN is on the dial? I don’t want to miss his next “And that’s the rest of the story” as it’s sure to be the best one ever.

    Dusty (c6cd1d)

  10. Comment by Joe — 2/28/2009 @ 5:55 pm

    LOL. Me, too.

    Dusty (c6cd1d)

  11. My dad listened to him everyday. That was one thing he looked forward to.

    Marla (834d37)

  12. It might make me quite old fashioned, but his programs, filled with the true love of real people, poignant poems and smile-eliciting stories impressed me so with his character and has influenced the continued development of my own. We will never see his like again.

    I’m grateful that, although I never had the honor to meet him in person, I did have the opportunity to hear him.

    I truly feel as if I’d lost a beloved grandfather.

    May he and Angel know joy at their reunion.

    John Nikitow (3c09cf)

  13. The guy I remember is HV Kaltenborn.

    “There’s good news tonight.”

    The guy was terrific. Harvey was fine but each decade has made them seem smaller.

    Mike K (2cf494)

  14. And now, the end of the story.

    Godspeed, Mr. Harvey.

    Pablo (99243e)

  15. Mr. Harvey was a man of true integrity. He will be deeply missed

    John Talmage (996c34)

  16. The world has lost a beloved voice. See my post about the trust his voice inspired.

    Sarah Gershman (04c3b1)

  17. Definitely will be missed. Absolutely one of a kind.

    Peg C. (48175e)

  18. You will be missed…I used to listen to Paul in the mornings while stationed in Japan…Always a great start to the day…

    Jeff R. (19a0c6)

  19. Paul taught that which wasn’t taught in school. I learned about the “real people” from our history. our founding fathers, past presidents, and even about nursery rhymes. the one that always stuck in my mind was that of “little bo peep”. the passing of a true American ” icon”, Paul Harvey I salute you.

    mr. falcone (eed2b3)

  20. Gooodaayyy

    Hazy (4e0dda)

  21. “And now…Page 3.”

    That guy was truly an inspiration, rising at 3:30 every weekday morning (and Saturdays as well) to get to his studios in downtown Chicago to do his show. He kept doing that routine well into his 80’s.

    Dmac (49b16c)

  22. Frankly, I would have had a studio built onto my house at around the age of 60…

    Scott Jacobs (90ff96)

  23. I remember listening to Paul Harvey with my dad when I was a kid.

    I remember listening to Paul Harvey when I was in high school during lunch.

    I remember listening to Paul Harvey as a young adult every day at noon when I first started out in the real world.

    And, I just listened to him last week.

    I’m 51 years old. I’ll miss him.

    No more Amway or Eden Pure commercials during Page Two.

    And, there’s always a “however.” However, he was the biggest purveyor of urban legends I ever heard. But, I still liked him.

    RIP Paul.

    Ag80 (3e2c59)

  24. I first heard Paul Harvey on a transistor radio as a boy back in the late 60’s. Harvey caught my attention because even then he sounded like an old fashioned radio announcer. I didn’t always agree with his conservative views but Harvey was an American first unlike many of the radio talk personalities today. About a year ago, I was scanning stations on my car radio and heard Harvey for the last time. The great voice which always seemed very mature was much weaker but he still spoke to America as though it were a neighborhood. Harvey would report a violent crime in New Jersey and then tell you that Mr. & Mrs. Smith in Kansas had been married for 65 years. I suspect that is the reason that he stayed popular for so long. May he rest in peace.

    RD (761767)

  25. There’s no way adequately to express the weight of our loss. That Paul Harvey is gone makes me feel a way I wish I could coin a new expression to describe. That man was a treasure.

    Alan (551a6d)

  26. A great story-teller. Sorry he’s gone but glad he lived to a ripe old age.

    LYT (fffb07)

  27. Good Bye, Paul. Enjoy eternity with Angel.

    Now for the rest of the story:

    As usual the leftards are a boorish lot that need to be roundly condemned.

    PCD (63c6e7)

  28. Sheesh. For the record, I’m a liberal and am embarrassed by the comments at PCD’s link.

    Not all of us are that classless.

    LYT (fffb07)

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