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House Proceeding 03-30-09 on Mar 30th, 2009 :: 0:41:10 to 0:45:25
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Stephen F. Lynch

0:41:06 to 0:41:26( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: 223, resolution honoring the life, achievements, and contributions of paul harvey, affectionately known for his signature line, "this is paul harvey, good day". the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from nebraska, mr. fortenberry, each will control 20 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, madam

Stephen F. Lynch

0:41:10 to 0:45:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Stephen F. Lynch

Stephen F. Lynch

0:41:27 to 0:41:47( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. lynch: thank you, madam speaker. i now yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lynch: madam speaker, it is with profound honor that i rise

Stephen F. Lynch

0:41:48 to 0:42:09( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: in support of house resolution 223, which celebrates the life of legendary radio and television personality paul harvey. i'd first like to thank my colleague from oklahoma, congressman john sullivan, for sponsoring this afternoon's condolence measure, which has amassed over 60 co-sponsors since being introduced on march 9, 2009. i'd also like to thank chairman

Stephen F. Lynch

0:42:10 to 0:42:30( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: towns from brooklyn, and my colleagues on the house oversight and government reform committee for their unanimous support in bringing this resolution to the floor. we live in an age of unprecedented access to the news. between the 24-hour ble news networks and the internet, there's no shortage of sources from which citizens are informed.

Stephen F. Lynch

0:42:31 to 0:42:52( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: most of us remember a different time when americans relied on a small number of outlets for each day's events. before very -- before everybody had a blog we placed our trust in a few individuals to represent the voice of the average citizen. and i'm proud to say that paul harvey was certainly one of those trusted individuals. there is no greater testament

Stephen F. Lynch

0:42:53 to 0:43:14( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: to paul harvey's distinguished career than its longevity. he was no more than a teenager when he first hit the airwaves reading advertisements and news clips after studying speech and literature at the university of tulsa, oklahoma, mr. harvey worked at a radio station -- excuse me -- worked at radio stations across the america heartland.

Stephen F. Lynch

0:43:15 to 0:43:35( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: in 1941 mr. harvey sacrificed his personal aspirations in order to defend our country. he was a reporter in hawaii during the attack on pearl harbor and decided to enlist in the united states army immediately following. upon conclusion of his national service, paul harvey set about redefining what it meant to be a radio host by delivering news

Stephen F. Lynch

0:43:36 to 0:43:57( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: in his own unique and humble way. paul harvey was never afraid of controversy and he was not one to forfeit his principles. his style was part journalist, part showman and fortunately for america part every man. as many as 22 million people tuned in daily to hear mr. harvey give his take on the

Stephen F. Lynch

0:43:58 to 0:44:18( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: day's news. perhaps it was hislain spoken ability to connect with and reassure the american people that made him so popular. consider this remark, which is as relevant today as it was when first spoken, quote, in times like these it helps to recall that there has always been times like these, closed

Stephen F. Lynch

0:44:19 to 0:44:39( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: quote. paul harvey was constantly recognized for his achievements both as a broadcaster and as an outstanding citizen. he received accolades from the state of oklahoma, the national association of broadcasters, the salvation army, the united states air force, the humane society and the american legion, just to name a few. in 2005, he was presented with

Stephen F. Lynch

0:44:40 to 0:45:03( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the presidential medal of freedom, the highest honor available to american civilians. throughout his life, mr. harvey was really without his loving wife, lynne, whom he called angel. married in 1940, lynne passed away on may 3, 2008. they are survived byaul jr.,

Stephen F. Lynch

0:45:04 to 0:45:24( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: who followed his parents into broadcasting. american people in celebrating the life of paul harvey, who we lost on february 28, 2009, at the age of 90. we willertainly miss his contributions to the national dialogue and so, madam speaker, let us collectively and

Stephen F. Lynch

0:45:25 to 0:45:26( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: formally express our

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