paul harvey aurandt
Paul Harvey Aurandt is the creator and writer of one of the longest-running and most popular series in radio history, The Rest of the Story. The series featured his father, veteran broadcaster Paul Harvey.
Born and raised in Chicago, Aurandt received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in piano performance from Chicago Musical College of Roosevelt University. Even while still in school, he began winning nationwide recognition as a concert artist and composer.
After touring successfully, Aurandt established the program The Rest of the Story for ABC Radio Networks in 1976. Aurandt’s meticulously researched historic and contemporary stories are eagerly anticipated by millions of Americans each day. He has also published three books on The Rest of the Story series.
Aurandt created, produced, and starred in Holiday in Orange and Black in 1994 and Incident at Lexington Green in 1995, both hour-long entertainment specials for ABC. He also wrote, produced, and hosted two year-end news specials entitled American Family Album, the first airing in 1993.
In recent years, Aurandt has ventured into theater as a writer, lyricist, and composer. His stage play Burton, exploring the turbulent life of actor Richard Burton, earned him critical acclaim as a playwright.
Paul Harvey Aurandt was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2001.