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CHICAGO - Broadcasting pioneer Paul Harvey has died at the age of 90, according to ABC Radio Networks.
Network spokesman Louis Adams says Harvey died Saturday at his winter home in Phoenix, surrounded by family. No cause of death was immediately available.
Harvey was a news commentator and talk-radio pioneer whose staccato style made him one of the nation's most familiar voices.
He was forced off the air in 2001 because a virus weakened a vocal cord. But he returned to work in Chicago and ...
He was named Salesman of the Year, Commentator of the Year, Person of the Year, Father of the Year, and American of the Year. He was elected to the National Association of Broadcasters Radio Hall of Fame and Oklahoma Hall of Fame and appeared on the Gallup poll list of America's most admired men. In addition he received 11 Freedom Foundation Awards as well as the Horatio Alger Award. Paul Harvey was named to the DeMolay Hall of Fame, a Masonic institution, on June 25, 1993.
In 2005, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' most prestigious civilian award, by President George W. Bush.
On May 18, 2007 he received an honorary degree from Washington University in St. Louis.