Harveyisms  | American Journalism Review
From AJR,   October 1998


In addition to taking credit for having coined such terms as ``Reaganomics," ``skyjackers" and ``lawnscapes," Paul Harvey has for half a century laced his scripts with signature phrases including:

By Marc Fisher
Marc Fisher, a Washington Post columnist, is a regular contributor to AJR.     

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  • ``Page Two!"--page numbers shift the broadcast from news to advertising and back again.
  • ``For what it's worth"--introduces a light item, often the kicker of the newscast.
  • ``In our Tournament of Roses"--telegraphs the announcement of wedding anniversaries.
  • ``Shop talk"--news of journalism or broadcasting
  • ``And now you know The Rest of the Story."

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