Paul Harvey tells how Tom Selleck faced trouble before ‘Magnum P.I.’

From 1951 to 2008, ‘Paul Harvey News’ was carried on 1,200 radio stations, 400 American Forces Network stations, and 300 newspapers. His iconic storytelling blended with his perfect radio voice to make him one of the most beloved broadcasters ever.

Paul tells the tale of an unknown handyman who rose to fame. The man was given the opportunity of a lifetime, but suddenly it became a nightmare. He was in a new town with a generous salary and found a lovely home to rent.

The man deposited $5,000, and his union went on strike the next day. He was in a new city with no job, and his deposit couldn’t be refunded. The man went to his landlady Linda to explain the situation.

She was also experiencing difficulty because she was renting the house to make enough money to renovate it. The man offered to do all the work, and Linda agreed to pay him $7 per hour, which was enough to make his rent.

They shook hands, and he performed all carpentry, plumbing, electrical, landscaping, and painting with great pride. He began to feel like the house was his own, and Linda was thrilled about the renovations.

When the strike ended, the man continued to live in the house, and he still lives there until this day. The home is located in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the handyman was unknown actor Tom Selleck.

The Screen Actors’ Guild had gone on strike in 1980, preventing Tom from working on the set of his new show, ‘Magnum P.I..’ Once the strike ended, Tom went on to become a global superstar. Paul concludes the story with his signature line, saying, “And now you know the rest of the story.”

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Paul Harvey tells how Tom Selleck faced trouble before ‘Magnum P.I.’