Wednesday, March 21, 2012

'Paul Harvey From 1965 "If I Were The Devil"......',Updated: Essay Used 'Many Times Over' Paul Harvey's Career

Hat tip to Adrienne's Corner.


Via Free North Carolina:  
"If I Were the Devil" was an essay written and popularized by radio commentator and syndicated columnist Paul Harvey, who featured it in both media many times over the course of his long career, periodically updating it to incorporate current trends. The oldest version of this piece we've found so far appeared in his newspaper column in 1964

Contrasting that 1964 version of the essay with Paul Harvey's 1996 newspaper version shows that, although the concept and structure of the essay remained the same across the decades, its content evolved quite a bit over the years.


Brock Townsend said...

Posted. From what I found, he changed the content over the years.

Thomas Gann said...

Thank you,Brock.Thats probably correct,but it does'nt deminish the point he was making.