Paul Harvey

Broadcaster Paul Harvey wished Americans "Good day" for more than 60 years as he delivered "the heartbeats behind the headlines." For many, the voice of Harvey -- a trumpet of a voice, with a distinctive Midwestern accent and unique quirks of cadence -- will forever hark back to the golden age of radio and a transformative time in US history. Tulsa, OK-born Harvey had the ability to bring both the grand and the commonplace of American life to his listeners, especially thru his "The Rest of the Story" feature, which he launched in 1946. When he died in 2009, he had spent more than seven decades on the airwaves, and at one point had 24 million listeners on 1,200 radio stations and 400 Armed Forces Network affiliates tuning in weekly. Although not all agreed with his conservative political leanings, most found reassurance in his old-fashioned, plainspoken take on the events of the day. "In times like these," he said, "it helps to recall that there have always been times like these."

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