When Did Paul Harvey's "The Rest of the Story" First Air?


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Paul Harvey's first on-air usage of his signature phrase "the rest of the story" occurred in 1945. Harvey joined the ABC network in 1951, and the phrase became a regular part of his Paul Harvey News and Comment broadcast for 58 years.

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Harvey passed away at the age of 90 on February 28, 2009. At his peak, the radio legend enjoyed a daily audience of 24 million listeners. Harvey released a book version of "The Rest Of The Story" in 1977 under his official birth name of Paul Aurandt. Like his radio program, the book was a hit, reaching 18 printings in four years.

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