Paul Harvey Continues To Captivate Audiences Even After His Death (Video)
Paul Harvey's name has been thrust back into the national spotlight after you heard his voice on the Dodge Ram commercial that aired during the Super Bowl, a game that reached an estimated 108 million Americans.
Many of you may know Harvey and the legend that he has become. His career started in the 1930s, then exploded in the 1940s at Chicago radio station WENR with "Paul Harvey News and Comment" as he quickly gaining national syndication. At his peak, he was able to reach 24 million people a day. Harvey's career lasted till his death in 2009.
Being a 28-year-old guy who didn't get into the radio industry until the latter part of the first decade of the 2000s, I've heard much more of the legend side of the radio icon. But with the Dodge Ram commercial, I was able to hear his voice and I was amazed at just how many people were genuinely touched by the commercial. People were moved to tears.
Sure, the message was what people identified with, but you have to have a great voice to deliver that message, right? Who better to deliver it than Paul Harvey?
While that commercial resonated with a lot of people, Harvey delivered another well-known message nearly 50 years ago that still resonates today with a lot of people - "If I Were The Devil." It's a message that's scary to think about, but it amazes me how spot on he was about today's culture and what it takes to bring down this great country we call the United States of America.
Listen to Paul Harvey's "If I Were The Devil" speech below: