This I Believe

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  • Location: Louisville, KY

This I Believe is a national media project that invites people from all walks of life to write and speak aloud brief essays describing the core values that guide their lives. The series creates a unique space in the media today: a space for truth without accusation, patriotism without political spin, and faith beyond religious dogma.

This I Believe is independently produced by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman with John Gregory and Viki Merrick for This I Believe, Inc. and Atlantic Public Media.

Series

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18 Pieces

Archives of the original This I Believe series, hosted by Edward R. Murrow.

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201 Pieces

A national media project that invites people from all walks of life to write and speak aloud brief essays describing the core values that guide their lives.


Pieces

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Acclaimed writer Amy Tan believes in ghosts and the messages of joy, love and peace they bring her.

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WEZU, KUER, KFOK-LPFM, WEZU and more


  • Added: May 13, 2009
  • Length: 04:17
  • Purchases: 7
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Luis Urrea believes he is a better writer and better person when he’s open to the world around him.

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KSFR, WEZU, KFOK-LPFM, WEZU and more


  • Added: May 13, 2009
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 6
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Tired of chasing personal prosperity, Eve Birch now believes in an American dream of shared success.

Bought by WEZU, KHSU, KVNF, KFOK-LPFM, WEZU and more


  • Added: May 13, 2009
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 8
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To be the “Greatest of All Time,” boxing legend Muhammad Ali says you have to believe in yourself.

Bought by WEZU, KRZA, KFAI, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KFOK-LPFM and more


  • Added: May 13, 2009
  • Length: 02:54
  • Purchases: 10
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By dancing around the world, Internet video star Matt Harding believes he’s helping to unite people.

Bought by WEZU, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, KFOK-LPFM, WEZU and more


  • Added: May 07, 2009
  • Length: 02:47
  • Purchases: 6
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Environmental activist and White House advisor Van Jones believes in making his late father proud.

Bought by WEZU, KFOK-LPFM, and WEZU


  • Added: May 07, 2009
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 3
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She's only 12, but Macklin Levine is already old enough to appreciate—and believe in—The Beatles.

Bought by WEZU, WHCP-LP, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KFOK-LPFM, Georgia Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: May 07, 2009
  • Length: 02:35
  • Purchases: 8
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Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton believe in forgiveness, but from different perspectives.

Bought by WEZU, KFOK-LPFM, WEZU, and KUOW


  • Added: May 05, 2009
  • Length: 03:37
  • Purchases: 4
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Retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré believes hard work can build character and promote freedom.

Bought by WEZU, KFOK-LPFM, WEZU, WCSU-FM, and KUOW


  • Added: May 05, 2009
  • Length: 04:03
  • Purchases: 5
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Even though we tend to focus on our differences, Sheri White believes there is much that unites us.

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WEZU, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KFOK-LPFM, and WEZU


  • Added: May 04, 2009
  • Length: 03:12
  • Purchases: 5