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Posted on 02/28/2009 4:58:28 PM PST by GoodDay
Mark Simone just announced on his radio show that legendary broadcaster Paul Harvey has passed away. He was 91 years old. No details yet.
Sending sympathies in the loss of your mother, Ern.
Ern, God bless you and your family. My wife, right now, may be spending her last visit with her Mom.
Paul Harvey was a man who understood the magic of Radio. I found this out a long time ago when I aspired to be in that business. I am no longer because it, along with most of what was right with America, has changed. Gone. But Paul Harvey was above the trend, he understood that he spoke with millions of Americans, just like Rush does, one person at a time. He palyed the Theatre of the mind, which is the essence of Radio, like Cliburn plays the Baldwin, like Cassals played the Cello, like Pavarotti sang the high C, with a spirit and an art-ess-trrrry unlike any other person who was in love with a microphone. All of us who have thrown the mic key open and become one of the actors in that wonderful theatre, know, the masters are those who understand......each and every one as an individual...that was his great ness.....
RIP Mr. Arendt. I will miss your show.
This is one of the great things about Paul Harvey - his last broadcasts were just as good as any he's done. There was no one shrugging their shoulders wondering why he didn't hang it up 20 years ago.
True, but Rush has elevated broadcasting to an art form that will never be surpassed. At least not in a few hundred years.
I’m so sorry to hear about your mother.
Very sorry to hear it, Ern. May she rest in peace.
I assume you heard about PhatHead’s son also passing away last night. Life is so precious, and the loss so great.
An inspiration indeed. God love you Mr. Harvey. RIP
Aw. He will be missed! So many late nights spent listening to him on AM radio. *sigh*
Blessed in the sight of God is the death of His saints.
May the Lord comfort and richly bless Paul and Angel’s family during this time of grief.
I first heard Paul Harvey in my early teens working on a dairy farm. After morning milking was done and just prior to driving the cows to pasture, the farmer, his wife and I would pause at the barn entrance to hear Harvey tell us “ the rest of the story “.
One of my favorite times of the day working on that farm.
The world is less for his passing. I’m sure God welcomed him with arms and a loving embrace.
God Bless him. He was a true conservative and a common-sense voice. Obviously, no message from the mongrel Obama...
A part of America passes away with him, for we won’t see his kind again.
We’ll miss him.
“It was enjoyable growing up with you. May you rest in peace.”
Dittos to that...
RIP Mr. Harvey..
Paul Harvey was awesome. I loved his show. He will most certainly be missed.
Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
And, now......the rest of the story..
Paul Harvey was a class act that is one of the greats, noone is likely to last 3/4 of a century in radio again. Rush would have to go another 45 years to equal him.
The Radio Hall of Fame and all the networks should have tributes to him, his career spanned from FDR to FDRII.
I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. Blessings to you and yours.
“Rush would have to go another 45 years to equal him.”
That really puts it in perspective!
If I understand it correctly, he never retired. He kept working until he just wasn’t able to do it any longer.
Rest well and in the arms of him who’s dulcet tones you gave us all a foretaste.
I think Paul Harvey was a true journalist, not afraid to dig a little deeper to get the rest of the story. He was also proud to be an American and what’s exceptional about America.
God Bless you and your family. Sorry for your loss. Paul Harvey was such a treasure. We will all miss him.
Rest in Peace!
Paul will be sorely, sorely missed. Prayers for the Harvey family.
So sorry about the loss of your mom. Prayers for your family.
Rest in Peace, Paul...
Pingin’ a few folks here.
So sorry for your loss, FRiend. :(
“my Mom left us just yesterday afternoon.”
As one whose own mother has been very ill lately, yo have my condolences and best wishes.
Paul Havrey has been here forever, I cannot believe he’s gone..
And I first heard him on the radio during the 1970s whenever I was visiting my grandparents during the Summer... I always loved his stories, and there was just something special about his voice. Whenever I remember back to lunch with my grandparents, Paul Harvey is there, his voice streaming out of the little transistor radio on top of the cabinet in the kitchen...
May he Rest in Peace.
RIP Mr. Harvey.
Words can’t do justice...It’s tough losing your Mom...
Kindest regards to you and those near to you, neighbor, from me and wife Miss Emily.
To the contrary, I was shocked and revolted a few years ago to hear Harvey praising the treasonous Jack Murtha. I put it down to senility.
I remember hearing him on the radio at my grandparents house in the 1950’s. He was an Icon and will be surly missed!
What a life and oh, how he enriched the lives of all his listeners; and for so many years. An American icon; with a legacy. We cannot live forever; but so very sad to hear of his passing.
By your posting backhoe; I know your Mom deserves ‘kudos’. Being loved and misssed is it’s own special tribute. Am very sorry for your loss; but clearly, you will hold on to your Mom in many special ways.
Hi, FRiend- I lost my Mom in 2003, and Miss Emily's passed away almost a year ago-- and how strange it is because sometimes, we feel like if we just drove out to their places one more time, and parked and walked up the walkways again, there they'd be, standing in the kitchen door...
only BE THERE
That's about it . . .
I’m so sorry Ern. Prayers for you and your family.
He was the Norman Rockwell of radio. I don’t often feel it deeply when a well-known figure passes, but this time it feels like I’ve lost a friend. He was an always welcome voice on my radio, and a truly unique and radio personality. He sprinkled in his conservative commentry with humor and gentle irony; there not an angry was bone in his body. I’ll even miss his earnest commercial plugs for Citrical and Bose radios.
When I first saw the headline at the top if "Breaking News" my heart sunk. Paul Harvey was one of a kind. There's no way in the world anyone can replace him. He was one of the very best in the business.
His career started out here in Oklahoma. He worked for radio stations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. I can remember listening to him during luch time in my junior high and high school days on KNIN in Wichita Falls
His very first radio broadcast on ABC Radio was in 1951. He was the best at reporting and analyzing world and national events well.
Like I said most people in the news and commentary business are one of a kind and are irreplaceable. Paul Harvey was one of them.
Paul Harvey, R.I.P.
Heaven is richer for his arrival, we are lessened by his departure.
Thank you Paul Harvey, for being a moral absolutist in a world of amoral quicksand.
God Rest You.
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