"Hello Americans, I'm Paul Harvey." He was the voice of an era. Millions grew up listening to Paul Harvey News and Comment and The Rest of the Story, and trusted the great man who spoke for the little guy. Good Day! by Paul J. Batura follows the remarkable life of one of the founding fathers of the news media. Paul Harvey started his career during the Great Depression and narrated America's story day by day, through wars and peace, the threat of communism and the crumbling of old colonial powers, consumer booms and eventual busts. In Good Day!, you'll follow, * How he became "Paul Harvey" * The remarkable adversity he confronted in his early years * How he revolutionized the radio industry with his wife, Evelyn * How a president wanted to "roast" him "good" * How he was nearly jailed for pursuing a scoop Paul J. Batura's Good Day! is a colorful biography of the radio pioneer-turned-legend whose guiding light saw the country through dark times. Whether he was covering racial tensions, terrorist attacks, or which vitamins to take, Paul Harvey articulated the American experience for average people making their way in a world too large for quick comprehension.
Harvey brought them that world "in dime store words," with a sense of optimism and faith, and with a deep love for America. Here is Harvey's story, the rest of the story, as he would tell it himself.
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Paul J. Batura is an author and researcher who serves as a special aide to National Radio Hall of Fame host Dr. James C. Dobson of Focus on the Family. A native of New York, Batura has worked at Long Island's Newsday and legendary talk-radio station WOR. A student of radio and a veteran of 60 marathons, he now lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife Julie and their son Riley Hamilton. You can reach him at Paul@PaulBatura.com.
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