YMMV / Paul Harvey

  • Glurge: Some of his stories delved into this territory, especially a few of his "Rest of the Story" stories. One famous one, "God Made a Farmer", was used in a 2013 Super Bowl ad for Ram Trucks.
  • Older Than They Think: Borrowed a lot of his mannerisms from old time radio sportscaster and newsreel narrator Bill Stern. Harvey's signature reading of page numbers was based on Stern calling out reel numbers in newsreels.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Gil Gross and Doug Limerick (both of whom had previously filled in for him on occasion) tried to carry on with Paul Harvey-esque formats after his death. Their replacements lasted three weeks before ABC replaced them with Mike Huckabee's Huckabee Report.
  • Values Dissonance: His "Sugar Candy" commentary from 2005 led to this for some listeners, who interpreted it as Harvey's endorsement of slavery, genocide and imperialism.