There is nothing that I can write here about Paul Harvey's life, influence, intelligence and impact that will not be written by those that knew him well – either in person or through the radio. I will be sure to pass on those articles and tributes that do him justice.
I merely wanted to write a quick note that I hope we can find in the digital age the soul that Mr. Harvey embodied over his 75 year career in radio. By soul I mean the honesty with which he delivered both the news and his own commentary. I refer to the passion with which he presented all views in a voice that was not just good for the country because it had an amazing audio quality for radio, but because it represented a mind that relied both on inherent intelligence & insight as well as the pulse of the nation.
I was able to listen to Mr. Harvey for only a fraction of his career, but I can honestly say that it impacted my life, leading me to a professional career that now attempts to bridge multiple media outlets with a common theme – transparency, honesty, passion, truthfulness. Don't get me wrong, I did not agree with him all of the time, but I admired the method of his delivery. Regardless of the medium, those values attract listeners, readers and viewers and, more importantly, inspire all of us to pass them on to others.
I encourage all those who are not familiar with Paul Harvey to take a few minutes and listen to one of his broadcasts. I know that it will not have the impact on everyone as he had on me over the years, but at the very least he is a key part of our nation's zeitgeist and worthy of your time.
And from that you can find out the "Rest of the story"