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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Michael Newland believes he became a better parent by fully grieving the death of his first child.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 25, 2008
  • Length: 03:46
  • Purchases: 3
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Veterans from World War I through the Iraq War discuss how their combat experiences shaped their beliefs.

Bought by WUTC, KKWE Niijii Radio, WEZU, KBGA 89.9 FM, Vocalo.org and more


  • Added: Nov 10, 2008
  • Length: 05:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Four Americans express their beliefs in voting and the political process.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and KBGA 89.9 FM


  • Added: Oct 31, 2008
  • Length: 08:48
  • Purchases: 3
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Tending a stray cat helped convicted murderer Troy Chapman realize that everyone wants to be needed.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, KUOW, and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 30, 2008
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 4
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Gregg Rogers once thought his daughter's Down Syndrome was tragic. Now he sees it as his salvation.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Oct 30, 2008
  • Length: 04:02
  • Purchases: 2
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When solving life's puzzles, William Wissemann believes in breaking things down into smaller pieces.

Bought by WEZU and Remix Radio


  • Added: Oct 30, 2008
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 2
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After adopting a multi-racial child, Stephanie Disney learned that love is what defines her family.

Bought by WEZU and WEZU


  • Added: Oct 30, 2008
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 2
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Writer Robert Fulghum tells about his desire to learn tango dancing.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Sep 22, 2008
  • Length: 03:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Writer Robert Fulghum tells about his desire to learn tango dancing.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Sep 22, 2008
  • Length: 02:42
  • Purchases: 1
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Writer Kij Johnson believes rock climbing helped her reject thoughts of suicide and embrace life.

Bought by WEZU, XRAY.fm, WEZU, and Iowa Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 22, 2008
  • Length: 03:49
  • Purchases: 4