The Henry G. Bennett Distinguished Service Award


Mr. Paul Harvey
Broadcaster, Author, Columnist

Paul Harvey

Paul Harvey is known as the most believable voice in America.

This native Oklahoman began his career at a small Tulsa radio station and went on to become a giant in the industry. He is the most listened to person on radio with broadcasts that reach more than 20 million listeners each week.

Paul Harvey News is now the world's largest communications conglomerate with 1,300 radio stations, an additional 400 stations on the American Forces Radio Network, 100 television stations and 300 newspapers.

His broadcasts and newspaper columns have been reprinted in the Congressional Record more than those of any other commentator.

Mr. Harvey has been the recipient of eleven honorary degrees and eleven Freedoms Foundation Awards.

He has been named Commentator of the Year, Salesman of the Year, Person, Father and American of the Year. He was on the Gallup Poll list of America's most admired men and has been elected to the National Association of Broadcasters Radio Hall of Fame and Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

Mr. Harvey's career embodies the American spirit of hard work and dedication to excellence. His insight, inspiration and courage have had a profound impact on the lives of all Americans.

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Year of Award: 1987