"FBI papers show broadcaster Harvey’s long ties to Hoover" by Joe Stephens, Washington Post | January 23, 2010
Straight from the the horse's behind.
WASHINGTON - For the better part of six decades, Paul Harvey spun tales on the radio in his staccato baritone, entertaining up to 24 million listeners a day with folksy vignettes ending in unexpected twists.
And now, the rest of the story.
Previously confidential files show that Harvey, who died last February at 90, enjoyed a 20-year friendship with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, often submitting advance copies of his radio script for comment and approval. Harvey wrote Hoover and his deputies regularly. Hoover, in turn, helped Harvey with research, suggested changes in scripts, and showered the broadcaster with effusive praise....
I knew there was a reason I never liked his program or the sound of his voice.
The records underscore that the men shared deeply conservative convictions and a hatred of communism. And Harvey’s vast audience was of intense interest to the image-obsessed Hoover.--more--"