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Paul Harvey

Born: September 4, 1918, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Died: February 28, 2009 (aged 90) Phoenix, Arizona

What do you know about Paul Harvey? Try this Quick Quiz.

1. What was Harvey's birth last name?

  • Aurandt
  • Arnold
  • Andrews

2. In 1921, when Harvey was three years old, his father was murdered. He and a friend - a Tulsa police detective - were rabbit hunting while off-duty when approached by four armed men who attempted to rob them. Paul's father was shot and died two days later of his wounds.

  • True or False?

3. In 1933, at a high school teacher’s suggestion, he started working at a local radio station KVOO in Tulsa. His first job was helping clean up. Eventually he was allowed to fill in on the air, reading commercials and the news. What was the station?

  • KVOO
  • KOOL
  • KING

4. Harvey moved to Chicago, where in June 1944, he began broadcasting from the ABC affiliate. What was the station?

  • WVOO
  • WING
  • WENR

5. When did the ABC Radio Network debuted Paul Harvey News and Comment "Commentary and analysis of Paul Harvey each weekday at 12 Noon"?

  • February 6, 1947
  • April 1, 1951
  • July 8, 1955

6. In 1940, Harvey married Lynne Harvey (née Cooper) of St. Louis. What was the nickname, Harvey called his wife?

  • Coop
  • Darling
  • Angel

7. Many believe Harvey's on-air persona mirrored that of sportscaster. Who was the sportscaster?

  • Art Fleming
  • Chris Young
  • Bill Stern

8. What was his listening audience estimated at a week?

  • 11 million people
  • 22 million people
  • 33 million people

9. In 2005, When was he awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' most prestigious civilian award?

  • 1995
  • 2000
  • 2005

10. Where is Paul Harvey buried?

  • Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois
  • Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas
  • Texas A&M Memorial Cemetery, College Station, Texas

Paul Harvey Answers

  1. Aurandt
  2. True
  3. KVOO
  4. WENR
  5. April 1, 1951
  6. Angel
  7. Bill Stern
  8. 22 million people
  9. 2005
  10. Angels on your pillowForest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois
    Plot: Mausoleum, Section 49, Lot 676

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