March 3, 2009
The Rest of the Paul Harvey Story
Jerry Jenkins recalls an encounter with the legendary broadcaster.
Author Jerry B. Jenkins remembers Paul Harvey's friendship with Billy Graham. Jenkins's connection with the evangelist led to an invitation to visit the legendary broadcaster's Chicago studio.
As [Harvey] scurried about collecting news bits off the teletype wires and writing his own newscast, he wore a blue smock, like doctors wear. When it was time to do his newscast live from his own studio, he removed the smock and put his suitcoat on over his shirt and tie. "You dress up for work," he said. "Shouldn't I?"
He allowed me to sit right next to him as he waited for his cue, suddenly exercising his voice by breaking into a loud, "Mee may mah mow moo!"
He hummed and coughed and cleared his throat, and when he got the signal from behind the glass, he shouted so loudly that I nearly jumped out of my chair.
"Hello, Americans! This is Paul Harvey!"