Radio great Paul Harvey has died.
ABC Radio Networks put out a statement from President Jim Robinson this weekend: “Paul Harvey was one of the most gifted and beloved broadcasters in our nation’s history. As he delivered the news each day with his own unique style and commentary, his voice became a trusted friend in American households. His career in radio spanned more than seven decades, during which time countless millions of listeners were both informed and entertained by his ‘News & Comment’ and ‘Rest of the Story’ features. Even after the passing of his loving wife Angel in May 2008, Paul would not slip quietly into retirement as he continued to take the microphone and reach out to his audience. We will miss our dear friend tremendously and are grateful for the many years we were so fortunate to have known him. Our thoughts and prayers are now with his son Paul Jr. and the rest of the Harvey family.”
Harvey’s Web site also carried a statement from former President George W. Bush, who in 2005 awarded Harvey the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Here’s a link to an ABC biography (PDF).