Paul Harvey: 'Good day!' and goodbye

Postby Pit♥bull » March 1st, 2009, 12:23 pm!%27+and+goodbye+to+an+amazing+broadcaster

Paul Harvey died on Saturday at age 90. He was a remarkably original radio personality. My parents used to listen to his mixture of news and anecdote every day, and when I was a child I became transfixed by Harvey's rumbling-deep voice and strikingly unique phrasing. He'd pause in the middle of sentences for dramatic effect. He'd rush to the end of a story, pause for so long you thought the radio had gone dead, and then you'd suddenly hear him bark in mock-triumph, "Page two!"... his term for changing the subject, and off he was, onto another story, or to a commercial whose copy he read himself and promoted personally.

Harvey belonged to the pre-TV generation, but lasted well into the Internet age. In recent years, I would hear him only on car trips, around noon wherever I was, on the AM radio dial. He had the gift of making it seem as though he was talking only to you. "Hello, Americans!" he'd greet you merrily: patriotism never sounded so much fun.

Paul Harvey, sir... good day!

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Postby Tiger » March 1st, 2009, 10:55 pm

I loved listening to Paul Harvey. I will miss him.

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Postby airwalk » March 2nd, 2009, 12:36 pm

He was a staple of my childhood, I will miss his "and now you know the rest of the story"
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