Sunday, March 1, 2009

Paul Harvey - The Rest of the Story

The world lost Paul Harvey yesterday. I used to listen to him all the time when I was younger. I guess I was never aware of his political leanings; I just loved listening to him report the news. My favorite part of his broadcasts were his "The Rest of the Story" segments. He'd start talking about something or someone, and at the end he'd hit you with the significance of the event or the name of the person about which/whom he was speaking.

Did you know ... he invented words that found their way into the vernacular, including "guesstimate", "Reaganomics", "bumpersnickers" and "skyjacker."

Here is a clip of him telling one of his stories.

You can read more about Paul Harvey in this article from the Washington Post:

I'll be back later today with some more stitched cards!

1 comment:

  1. I loved him so much. We didn't have a TV growing up, so radio was my "internet" and I truly loved him like I knew him. He was a genius, and a genuinely good man.

    Thanks for the word trivia - I did not know that.

    RIP, Mr. Harvey.


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