Letter to the Editor

Paul Harvey Remembered

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The "letter from the editor" of the June 13 edition of The Pilot was a glowing reminiscence of a most unforgettable radio broadcaster - Paul Harvey - that brought a tear to my eye. In the 1950's and '60's, I was a young radio broadcaster with an ABC affiliate and occasional network news correspondent, and had the distinguished privilege to work with Paul. To know him was to be in awe and respect of him. He had a style all his own - he was to radio, in a way, what Norman Rockwell was to art. His radio shows appeared daily on 1,600 radio stations in the U.S. and overseas (not to mention his articles carried in 300 newspapers). His unique personal style is still unforgettable by all who heard him. George W. Bush presented him with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian award (also, not to mention his 11 Freedom Foundation Awards). His influence led me into a lifelong career as a practitioner and professor of broadcasting and journalism.

Thank you, Dana, for the reminiscence, on behalf of those of us who cherished... "the rest of the story."