Paul Harvey now knows the rest of the story

The great radio personality Paul Harvey has died.  He was 90.

Paul Harvey added elegance and charm to his news roundups and beautifully told tales.

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  1. John Enright says:

    Definitely gonna miss him. Rest in Peace.

  2. Rancher says:

    An icon and pioneer of the industry. I first recall hearing him when I was just a tot traveling across country by railroad (does anyone do that anymore?) almost 60 years ago. A voice I never forgot and always enjoyed listening to.

  3. Jenny says:

    What a distinct voice he had. He will always remind me of my Grandpa….and the Bose audio system. Prayers for him.

  4. Julie says:

    Just wrote my own memories of him.

  5. Patrick says:


    ‘Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance.

    We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good, but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

    We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

    We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

    We have killed our unborn and called it choice.

    We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.

    We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.

    We have abused power and called it politics.

    We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition.

    We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.

    We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

    Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and Set us free. Amen!’

    Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, ‘The Rest of the Story,’ and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired. With the Lord’s help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called ‘One nation under God.’

  6. baymedlevel says:

    Sure gonna miss that fella. He had a wonderful way with his observations.

  7. Joseph says:

    What a great voice. May he never be silenced!

  8. Fr. Terry Donahue, CC says:

    According to the rumor-confirming/debunking site

    “The ‘Prayer for Our Nation’ piece reproduced above has in recent years come to be attributed to venerable evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham, and before that it was circulated as ‘Paul Harvey’s Prayer’ (or ‘Paul Harvey’s On Air Prayer’). However, it was neither written nor first presented by either of those men.”

    It was given by Rev. Joe Wright as an opening prayer at a session of the Kansas House of Representatives.

    For more info see

  9. Catherine says:

    I can almost hear Paul Harvey greeting St. Peter (God rest his soul) with the words: “Goooood DAY!”

  10. May his memory be eternal!

  11. Ann says:

    May he rest in God’s peace. I think he was on the air with his “the rest of the story” from before I was born and I shall miss his voice over the airwaves very much.

  12. RBrown says:

    Paul Harvey was a Protestant. In his case the rest of the story turned out to be the surprise of Purgatory.

  13. Brady says:

    Well then..if purgatory is his surprise I guess that’s not quite the rest of the story.

  14. Folks: I deleted some comments.

    Perhaps you might pause a moment before posting and then be slightly gracious?

    This is a nihil de mortuis moment.

  15. Jake says:

    Such a wonderful voice, had been listening to him since I was a youngster.

    His “The Rest of the Story” segments were always interesting, and always provided interesting perspectives on people we thought we knew. I especially liked one that was (re-)broadcast recently where he gave a rather interesting treatise on the early formation of one Luciano Albini, whom we all knew for 30 days in 1978 as His Holiness Pope John Paul I.

  16. dymphna says:

    If purgatory was his surprise what a great surprise. Everyone in purgatory is going to heaven eventually.

  17. supertradmom says:

    I feel like he was part of my family growing up, as my parents listened to him everyday. God rest his soul. I never heard the above prayer and am glad to read it now. Thanks for the tribute.

  18. joebe says:

    I was under the impression Paul Harvey was an abortion supporter. Can somebody set me straight on this? I’d like to know that I am wrong.

  19. This is where I lose patience with “catholics”, don’t be to arrogant, you cannot be absolutely sure which side of the pearly gate you will end up on, I pray for his soul and may he rest in peace. I for one will miss that voice, and his clarity of thought, so, gooood day, good man

  20. ED says:

    David Osterloh exhibits a tendency we see much nowadays ,exceptions are made for those we like. Jesus’s teachings mean nothing, its the FEELING. Everybody knows you pray for the deceased soul but the presumption of purgatory is going to far. No true Catholic ever says hes going to be in Heaven because he must work out his salvation in fear and trembling. What a Catholic is CERTAIN of is the CORRECT PATH!!!!!

  21. Larry says:

    Paul Harvey was an American Icon much as John Wayne. His voice and style of delivery reached into people and became a part of their day. I shall indeed miss him on a daily basis, and hoep that his “The rest of the story” commentaries will become a part of radio for years to come. As to his situation before Amighty God that is for him and God to settle; not us. I will continue to pray for his soul and his beloved “Angel” as well.

  22. joebe says:

    Pray for him? Of course. But let’s not canonize him just yet.

  23. Dr. Eric says:

    Requiem aeternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace.

  24. Hey Ed

    I have Brother who became a practicing Jew, I pray for him and hope that God will honor the covenant he made with the Jews, (personally we believe he is a Priest running away from a vocation)He is a professor of history, speaks Hebrew, Greek, German, Arabic, some Mandarin and occasionally English. My wife is from a Methodist background, and converted to Catholicism before we married however her Dad leans toward the Baptist, she has one Brother in law who is a pentecostal Preacher. In the Spirit of Vatican II (you don’t know how HARD that is for me to say) I point things out to them, but I will not condemn. When they pass I will pray for their souls, and hope to see them again, their road may be difficult, but hopefully with the grace of God all will be well. By the way knowing my past, I am more concerned about burning in hell, then some non Catholics I know. Finally I was taught by my Mother, it is Sinful to Speak Poorly Of The Dead

  25. irishgirl says:

    Oh. how sad to hear this. He was a real favorite in our house, especially when my mother was living. She loved his “Rest of the Story” broadcasts….and I did, too.

    One of the last distinctive radio voices…may he rest in peace.

  26. RichR says:

    The passing of a national icon. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

  27. Amy says:

    Paul Harvey was indeed pro-abortion. May God have mercy on his soul. He knows the rest of the story now.

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