This I Believe (10" Audiotape Reels), 1951 -- 1954


This series is part of Edward R. Murrow Papers, 1890 -- 1992

Series Overview

Title: This I Believe (10" Audiotape Reels)
Dates: 1951 -- 1954
Call Number: MS025.005.004
Size: 16 Audiovisual Object(s), 587 Digital Object(s)

Description

This subseries consists of 127 10" audiotape reels of the program "This I Believe," organized chronologically by the original identification number (XTV).

Arrangement

[Organization] __[Arrangement]Original ID # (XTV)

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collapse This I Believe, XTV16092 1951-11-26

10" Reel. Job #113049.
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  Introduction to the Original "This I Believe" Program 1951-11-26

Edward R. Murrow introduces This I Believe to the audience and describes its purpose.
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  Friendship Is a Passport 1951-11-26

Julien Bryan describes his early religious beliefs and the transformation, as a result of his experiences in WWI and filmaking, that led him to his belief in the common goodness of all people around the world.
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  My Fathers' Evening Star 1951-11-26

Justice Douglas explains his father's last words and why faith, like his father's, is necessary to ensure freedom and guide people and nations through difficult times.
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  Closer Than My Own Back Yard 1951-11-26

Bill Sears talks about his belief in the importance of developing faith and a moral character to live life to its fullest potential and greatest happiness.
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  Paying the Rent of Service 1951-11-26

Lee Bristol describes his belief in the individual, the individual's role in achieving peace and acquiring happiness through humor, service to others, and faith.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV16093 1951-11-26

10" Reel. Job #113049.
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  About Secrets and Falling Tiles 1951-11-26

Carroll Binder relates his personal tragedies and the principles he relies on to avoid cynicism and maintain the enjoyment of life through adversity.
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  What Would Christ Have Done? 1951-11-26

Constance Warren discusses the importance of education to happiness and ethics and describes the values that have made her life a happy one.
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  At the Frontier 1951-11-26

Edward Morgan talks about the importance of underastanding one's self and compassion for humanity to achieving a greater understanding and appreciation of life and beauty.
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  A Game of Cards 1951-11-26

Norman Cousins elaborates on the play of free will and determinism in the development of people and society and the detrimental affects fear can have on this development.
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

Susan Savage talks about the impact the death of her mother had on her and her beliefs.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV16104 1951-11-26

10" Reel. Job #113067. "Side I" written on reel.
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  The Only Way to Make a Friend 1951-11-26

Senator Lehman describes his two basic beliefs: First, one should give back to society according to what he or she has received, and secondly, one should extend respect to the opinions and beliefs of others.
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  The Light of a Brighter Day 1951-11-26

Helen Keller describes her faith in God, in immortality, and in her fellow human beings, as well as her confidence that social conditions are improving, despite the present sufferings of humanity. Helen Keller describes her faith in God, in immortality, and in her fellow human beings, as well as her confidence that social conditions are improving, despite the present sufferings of humanity. Helen Keller describes her faith in God, in immortality, and in her fellow human beings, as well as her confidence that social conditions are improving, despite the present sufferings of humanity. Helen Keller describes her faith in God, in immortality, and in her fellow human beings, as well as her confidence that social conditions are improving, despite the present sufferings of humanity.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV16105 1951-11-26

10" Reel. Job #113067. Written on reel: "11' 13 1/45" and "Haydn" and "Sonata #30, Sonata #24"
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  The Hidden World Around Us 1951-11-26

Harry Overstreet describes how Socrates has influenced his thinking, leading to the beliefs that truth must be sought out (rather than accepted) and that knowledge about the world can never be exhausted, and forming the foundation for his tolerant acceptance of his fellow human beings.
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

Col. Ralph K. Strassman describes his belief in the importance of human beings, and the enduring persistence of human personality, despite the failures and fears of the present age.
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  The Proud People of a Proud Country 1951-11-26

James B. Carey describes his belief in liberty for all humanity, based on his belief that all Americans are "displaced persons" (immigrants) and have the right to pursue the resources necessary to fulfill their basic physical and spiritual needs.
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10" Reel. Job #113067.
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  Growing in the Middle Ground 1951-11-26

Anne Phipps describes her ongoing transition from a belief simply in outward things--such as the beauty to be found in nature, art, dance and literature--to a belief in her inner soul.
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

Howard Henderson describes how a series of failures and challenges during his early life and career revealed to him an inner strength and resiliance, and describes his belief that a person's strength comes from being part of a greater whole - family, community, world, or God.
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

Gilbert F. White describes his experiences as a geographer and student of earth's natural laws, and his belief that the divine spark within every person necessitates brotherhood, tolerance, humble service, and a commitment to search for truth.
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  I Call Things As I See Them 1951-11-26

Ralph "Babe" Pinelli describes his beliefs in the importance of God, a strong marriage and family, religious training that starts in the home, a country that supports freedom of conscience, and baseball.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV16108 1951-11-26

10" Reel. Job #113069.
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  Growth That Starts from Thinking 1951-11-26

Eleanor Roosevelt describes growing up in a religious household and later questioning her childhood beliefs, and concludes with the belief that a person must simply do the best that she can while meeting the future with courage.
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  Looking At Life Through Another's Eyes 1951-11-26

Charles Johnson describes how his great-grandfather's experience with slavery, his father's experience as a Baptist minister, and his own college experience in social services have helped to shape his belief that "no man can be justly judged until youve looked at the world through his eyes".
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collapse This I Believe, XTV16113 1951-11-26

10" Reel. Job #113068.
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  What Does God Say to Me? 1951-11-26

Edith Evans describes how she believes that good is stronger than evil, that following Christ's command to love God and one's neighbors will bring about a better world, and that fear of war and social chaos can be answered by relying on the power of good to overcome.
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

Howard Petersen describes how children confidently believe that good will triumph over evil, and outlines his belief that we must work to make this youthful optimism a reality by learning to live in harmony with others.
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

E.W. Ziebarth describes being challenged in high school to write out his beliefs and finds that, years later, his beliefs are just as difficult to pin down; nevertheless, he firmly believes in freedom, the worth and dignity of the individual, and the need to receive generalizations and proproganda with a healthy dose of skepticism.
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  The Law of the Heart 1951-11-26

J. George Frederick uses the analogy of the heart's cardiovascular system to describe his beliefs in the need to love, to forgive, and to sacrifice for others.
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  Westminster, Haydn Symphony #94, XTV16126

10" Reel. Job #113104. Written on reel: "Reel IV 12:12, plus?. #5 NRW". No date is available for this reel.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV16156 1951-12-07

10" Reel. Job #113132. "Reel #2" "B-" written on reel
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  This I Believe 1951-12-07

Judge Millen describes how, despite his experience as a judge with the bad side of people, he still maintains an optimistic belief in the overall goodness of people, and while he still becomes discouraged and impatient with prejudice, his religion gives him comfort and support.
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  A Straight Wall is Hard to Build 1951-12-07

Lou Crandall describes his belief that hard work brings value to our accomplishments, a belief he believes that his ancestors, the founding fathers, and architects and engineers from history all shared.
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  This I Believe 1951-12-07

William Hubben describes how, despite his experiences in Nazi Germany and the popular lack of faith in social progress, he still maintains a belief in the meaning of life and faith in the moral values of the next generation.
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  This I Believe 1951-12-07

Kenneth Johnson talks of the importance of democracy, freedom and human welfare, and emphasizes the ethical principles that underlie our democratic ideals.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV16158 1951-12-07

10" Reel. Job #113132.
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  This I Believe 1951-12-07

Edward Mann describes the simple truths that he believes are the root of his happines; faith in God, service to others, and friendships.
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  This I Believe 1951-12-07

Henderson Suplee talks about the importance of opportunity in life and achieving harmony.
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  Freedom Is a Social Necessity 1951-12-07

Arthur Hays speaks about his belief in freedom and the importance of democratic values and ideals to maintaining liberty.
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  This I Believe 1951-12-07

Curtin Winsor tells of the importance of individualism and being true to himself in the development of his beliefs and what some of those beliefs are.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV16921 1952-03-27

10" Reel. Job #113843. "Reel #4" written on reel. Includes incomplete clip from essay by Caroline Duer (essay not included).
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  The Fun of Chasing a Goal 1952-03-27

Douglas Fairbanks describes his fathers resistance to his acting career, and difficulties starting his political carreer and how he overcame obstacles through his determination.
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  This I Believe 1952-03-27

Hudson Hoagland describes the importance of science and democracy and how they work together.
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  This I Believe 1952-03-27

Clair Bee talks about some of his experiences and hardships coaching and working with youth and the faith in youth that has developed from these experiences.
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10" Reel. Job #113843. "#2 Ann" and "Master #4" written on reel
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  The Debt of the Artist 1952-03-27

Dimitri Mitropolous describes two experiences, that led him to his belief that talent and celebrity should be used to help others.
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  Taxi Drivers are People Too 1952-03-27

John Hughes talks about living honestly as a taxicab driver in New York City.
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  Freedom Is Worth the Risk 1952-03-27

Elmer Davis discusses the importance of intellectual freedom to freedom and progress, and some of the difficulties that can come with such freedom.
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  We Can't Just Play with Spools 1952-03-27

General Hershey laments society's fascination with technological progress and opines that society would be better off if people focused on understanding themselves, others around them and their relationships with one another.
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10" Reel. Job #113843.
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  The Important Difference 1952-03-28

Red Barber talks about the spirit of the athlete and how this exemplifies the importance of spirit in life.
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  The Roots of Our Progress 1952-03-28

President Hoover describes the importance of religious faith in life, science, and politics.
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10" Reel. Job #113869. Includes incomplete clip from essay by Andre Kostelanetz (essay not included)
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  Lessons from a Full and Useful Life 1952-03-28

Dick Powell talks of the simple adages that have shaped his views of life, and his faith and describes his desire to pass them on to his children.
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  I Do a Lot of Office Fishing 1952-03-28

Richard Salmon ponders the magnitude of the universe and describes his realization that everything is part of God's plan and how fishing teaches him to make the best of life.
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  A Mask Was Stifling Me 1952-03-28

Lucy Freeman talks about her trouble and how psychoanalysis and faith helped her to feel good about herself again.
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10" Reel. Job #113869. Includes incomplete clip from essay by Margaret Mead (essay not included)
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  Maxie's Recipe for Happiness 1952-03-28

Meredith Willson remembers his friend Max Terr to explain why one does not need to be famous in order to leave their mark on the world.
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  Once a Contented Agnostic 1952-03-28

Fulton Oursler explains why faith and love are the two most important prinicples in his life and how to practice them.
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  Revelations on a Bomb Run 1952-03-28

Lloyd Jordan explains why he believes man is imperishable and the importance of children to peace and happiness in the future.
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  This I Believe 1952-03-28

George Beitzel describes the need for the individual to live a christian life and how this will result in greater peace and happiness throught out the world.
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  The Hidden Vitality of Human Beings 1952-03-28

Newbold Morris describes the American spirit and howthat spirit is exemplified though progressive, democratic values and their corresponding government programs.
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  This I Believe 1952-03-28

Chester Maxey describes the "creative force" that is vital to a meaningful society and how the United States' success is a result of its nourishing this creative spirit.
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  A New Look for Borrowed Time 1952-03-28

Ralph Richmond talks about his illness and the recovery that gave him a new, fresh perspective on his life.
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10" Reel. Job #113937.
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  This I Believe 1952-04-15

Catherine Walsh describes her belief that it is impossible to be truly happy and the importance of always making the best effort in what one does.
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  This I Believe 1952-04-15

Harry Boyd discusses curiosity and how it is important to development and progress, and, despite failures, why he always makes his best effort at success.
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  This I Believe 1952-04-15

Frieda Gates discusses how her work as a librarian allows her to help others educate themselves and the importance of tolerance and respect for others views.
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  This I Believe 1952-04-15

Leslie Hall explains the secret to staying vibrant living in the present and not worrying.
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  This I Believe 1952-04-15

Wade Hampton lists his beliefs, some of which are: humility, faith, and respect for others, and the moral order of the universe.
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  This I Believe 1952-04-15

Dora Dodge talks about her work with the girls club and the importance of planning and faith.
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  This I Believe 1952-04-15

Don Belding talks about the importance of goal setting and planning in life.
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  This I Believe 1952-04-15

Katharine Sullivan talks about her work with inmates and the power of faith and prayer in her work and her life.
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10" Reel. Job #113937.
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  This I Believe 1952-04-15

Patrick O'Connell talks about the uncertainty of always knowing right from wrong and the importance of the power of prayer.
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  This I Believe 1952-04-15

Caroline Simon emphasizes the dignity of all people and talks briefly about her work with the New York State Commision Against Discrimination.
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  This I Believe 1952-04-15

Oscar Soule explains his belief that service to man is like a paying rent for time living on earth.
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  This I Believe 1952-04-15

Melba Bennett discusses the difficulty she had finding her place in life and how she finally found it through service to others and faith.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV17117 1952-05-23

10" Reel. Job #114112. Dubbed 9/15. "2" written on reel.
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  Suffering Is Self-Manufactured 1952-05-23

Dr. Saul's beliefs are shaped by his experiences in science and he describes his conviction that the fight-or-flight reaction and suffering in childhood can lead to developmental problems as adults; modern society must focus its energy on developing emotionally mature adults for future harmony.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-23

Herbert Hodge describes his search for his own personal, practical philosophy for life: to try his best at all he does.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-23

Richard Potter discusses his closes with nature as a child and his belief that there is much to be gained from living close to nature and more children must be raised with an awareness of nature.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV17171 1952-05-02

10" Reel. Job #114111. Dubbed 9/13. "4" written on reel. This reel contains clip of the announcement to This I Believe with no essay.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-02

Mischa Richter describes his youth and early career as an artist and the importance of generosity and humor.
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  The Wisdom of a King 1952-05-02

J. Arthur Rank expressees his faith in God and humanity and the power of faith to transform the world in to a peaceful society.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-02

William Thompson describes life in his hometown, Croton-on-Hudson, and how simplicity keeps life manageable and productive.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV17172 1952-05-02

10" Reel. Job #114111. Dubbed 9/12/52 RAL written on cover. "Fugue IST Takes" written on reel
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  Destination Through Darkness 1952-05-02

Bentz Plagemann describes his experience in the Navy during WWII and the resulting belief that with patience and faith there are no difficulties one cannot overcome in life.
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  I Live Four Lives at a Time 1952-05-02

Alice Thompson talks about her life as a mother, a wife, a member of society, and a worker and explains the importance of understanding, love and compassion to a happy life.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-02

Wilfred Pickles talks about his faith in the "common man" and that it is the work of these people that make a difference in the world.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-02

Yaroslav Chyz runs through many of the simple adages he lives by but emphasizes that underlying them all is the "Golden Rule"
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collapse This I Believe, XTV17173 1952-05-02

10" Reel. Job #114111. Dubbed 12-9-52, "A and a 6" written on reel."
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  This I Believe 1952-05-02

Alfred Stanford describes the balance that must be struck between emotion and reason in order to accomplish goals and develop a "inner integrity."
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  This I Believe 1952-05-02

Harold Case explains his belief in an ordered, beneficent Universe created by God and the importance of living a purposeful and thoughtful life.
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  Goodness Doesnt Just Happen 1952-05-02

Rebecca West describes the importance of individual liberty and how it can be the cause of conflict, yet how love and law can provide guidance.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-02

Irakli Orbelianin talks about deserving happiness and peace through generosity and following the guidance of "The Supreme Being."
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collapse This I Believe, XTV17178 1952-05-26

10" Reel. Job #114112. Dubbed 9-15. "3" and "Not 113715 Rew 3B" written on reel.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-26

Jerome Davis speaks about the rewards of a life spent in helping others.
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  I Didnt Expect Enough 1952-05-26

Edward Meeman describes his transition from doubt to belief and how his faith has given him peace and happiness.
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  The Art of Bouncing Back 1952-05-26

Joyce Grenfell describes her belief that the Universe and God are inherently good which gives her faith and tolerance.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-26

Howard Jefferson talks about working with college students and how these experiences have shown him the potential goodness of human nature. Howard Jefferson talks about working with college students and how these experiences have shown him the potential goodness of human nature. Howard Jefferson talks about working with college students and how these experiences have shown him the potential goodness of human nature.
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10" Reel. Job #114112. Dubbed 9-15.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-26

T. Coleman Andrews describes his belief that life is given by God and comes with a "sacred trust" to act with integrity and responsibility, and that we must remember the divinity of life to avert catastrophe.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-26

Edward Sherman emphasizes the need for responsibility and sacrifice for the sake of the country and to preserve its leadership in the world, and lists his personal commandments, a "Decalogue of Civic Responsibility."
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  This I Believe 1952-05-26

William Burckel talks about his adversity, tragedy and faith, particularly how the tragic loss of his daughter galvanized his faith in God.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-26

Marcellus Murdock remembers a near-death experience while flying that was a catalyst for transforming his beliefs from a materialist view of life to a spiritual one.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV17180 1952-05-26

10" Reel. Job #114112. Dubbed 9/13. "5" written on reel. Includes incomplete clip from essay by James Rhyne Killian (essay not included).
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  The Greeks Had an Answer 1952-05-26

Gilbert Murray describes the religious importance of poetry in his life and how his experiences in WWI guided his efforts to prevent future war.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-26

Melanie Kreuzer describes the responsibilities that come with parenthood and community service.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-26

Clarence Pickett describes his experience in the Korean War during negotiations and how a meditation center highlighted the common humanity in all sides, and all people.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV17181 1952-05-23

10" Reel. Job #114113. Dubbed 9/13.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-23

E.W. Jackson describes his belief in the pursuit of unattainable perfection, the importance of sacrifice, and the responsibility that comes with faith.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-23

George Sokolsky talks about his experience abroad and how the experience affected his philosophy of life, politics, and religion.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-23

Edith Hecht explains why she believes the world is becoming a better place and her belief that faith, as opposed to fear, will remove obstacles in times of adversity, and that the world and man were created for goodness.
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  John Donne Was Right 1952-05-23

Max Krone imagines looking on earth from a great distance and explains how this perspective gives him insight into the fundamental unity of man on earth.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV17182 1952-05-23

10" Reel. Job #111413. Dubbed 9-13. Written on reel: "7". Includes incomplete clip from essay by unidentified author (essay not included).
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  This I Believe 1952-05-23

Frederick Thayer considers the many different philosophies and belief systems in the world and arrives at the conclusion that people would be better off focusing on their present life and conduct rather than on their afterlife.
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  A Good and Useful Life 1952-05-23

Barry Bingham explains the effect that war had on his upbringing and how contemplation while in the Pacific Islands led him to the awareness that he must work to the best of his ability to earn and deserve God's friendship, as must all people.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-23

John Nason talks about the importance of education in creating a just and thoughtful society and adds that he believes these qualities of justice and goodness are an inherent part of the universe.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-23

Lord Oaksey emphasizes the importance of keeping one's values strong but simple so that they may remain solid, and also to be conscious of right and wrong, and also to be aware of opportunity or "luck," then concludes with a poem by Adam Lindsey Gordon.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV17183 1952-05-23

10" Reel. Job #111413. Dubbed 9-13. "2a" and "8" written on reel.
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  They Lived Their Faith 1952-05-23

Charles Parrish remembers his childhood and how his parents shaped his present belief that it is always good to help people and look for the goodness in people.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-23

George Killion remembers his father and the beliefs his farther imparted to him: compassion, respect for others, and adherence to the Golden Rule. George Killion remembers his father and the beliefs his farther imparted to him: compassion, respect for others, and adherence to the Golden Rule.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-23

Van Horn Ely, Jr., explains his belief in the goodness of people and his efforts, based on the story of Moses and the Ten Commandments, to be open and honest in all of his interactions with other people.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-23

Frank Wilkes remembers his mother and the beliefs she imparted to him, such as the dignity of work, the omnipotence of God, and the need to follow God's commandments and leave the consequences to Him.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV17184 1952-05-23

10" Reel. Job #111413. Dubbed 9-13. "Not rw, Reel 2," "a" and "114763" written on reel. Includes a duplicate of the essay by Melba Bennett found on reel XTV17029 (Box 002).
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  Personal Inventory by Appointment 1952-05-23

Louis Seltzer describes how he accounts to God daily for his conduct and describes his efforts to always make the best of his abilities, however limited, and to produce goodness in the world through his actions.
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  Keep the Innocent Eye 1952-05-23

Lord Casson describes his appreciation and preference for the simple pleasures he derives from life, art and family, and expresses his relative disinterest in religion and politics.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-23

Ernest Melby talks about his belief in the individuality of people and the need for freedom and liberty in order for people to develop to the greatest potential.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV17185 1952-05-23

10" Reel. Job #114113. Dubbed 9/13. "10" written on reel. Includes incomplete clip from essay by Henry Francis Grady (essay not included) and by Thomas Mann (essay not included).
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  Life Is Infinitely Worthwhile 1952-05-23

Lord Birkett explains that, despite his firsthand experiences at the Nuremberg Trials, he still has faith in the inherent goodness of people and their ability to progress towards a peaceful future.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-23

Thomas Dowd proudly describes the difficulties endured by his mother and the enduring spirit, faith and dignity she displayed throughout her life as well as his determination to emulate the character of his mother.
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  What Are People Good For? 1952-05-23

Ina Brown summarizes her four basic beliefs: to preserve one's personal integrity, to refrain from judging others, to persevere in the face of adversity, and to fulfill one's obligation to work towards a peaceful society.
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10" Reel. Job #114162.
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  This I Believe 1952-06-02

Joseph Burk tells of a moment during a football game when his coach made him understand that he could do anything he wanted if he desired it enough and was prepared to work for it.
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  This I Believe 1952-06-02

Louis Wehle describes the concept of spiritual perfection, and while this goal may be unattainable, the pursuit is worthwhile, and this is the only effort that can give true and enduring satisfaction.
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  This I Believe 1952-06-02

Gillie Lerew explains that a deeper understanding of science has given her a deeper sense of faith, a faith based in Christianity and a confidence in the human spirit.
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  This I Believe 1952-06-02

Don Merwin describes an incident in his life in which many members of his neighborhood gave blood after a terrible accident, and he explains how this event keeps him from despair and gives him confidence in the eventual triumph of peace and human kindness.
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10" Reel. Job #114162.
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  This I Believe 1952-06-02

Stanley Isaacs talks about his dedication and enthusiasm for politics and civic engagement and expresses how his faith in judaism supports his beliefs in democratic values like liberty and individuality.
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  This I Believe 1952-06-02

Francis Bagnell talks about his success in football and the importance of humility that has given him an optimism and openness to make friends with the many people he meets.
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  This I Believe 1952-06-02

Paul Moser remembers the order and discipline expected of him as a child, and how the virtue of work can be applied to society, guided by Christian values, to create order out of a chaotic and confusing world.
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  This I Believe 1952-06-02

Lucile Kohn describes the spirit of cooperation she finds in her work and in young people and the inspiration she draws from working with and teaching youth and why this gives her faith that there can be a better world in the future.
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10" Reel. Job #114162.
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  This I Believe 1952-06-02

Henry MacCracken describes the basic tenants of his personal philosophy--art, science, democracy, and religion--and how these four "points of the compass" are held together by freedom.
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  This I Believe 1952-06-02

Cleveland Dodge describes his belief that the world is comprised of both spiritual and physical parts, and that true happiness comes from "creative work" and "unselfish service."
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  This I Believe 1952-06-02

Betty Jacob describes her belief in the brotherhood of humanity, her disillusionment, and the final reaffirmation of her belief sparked by her work with international citizens via the United Nations.
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  Fix Up the Run-Down Places 1952-06-02

David Jones describes his belief in the value of hard work and harmonious relationships in the home, and his belief that there is a providence who provides.
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  This I Believe 1952-06-02

Joseph Klacsman describes his simple faith and the happiness he derives from serving a wide variety of passengers during his work as a Pullman conductor.
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  Wright Bros. Enrichment Material, XTV18146

10" Reel. Job # n/a. Written on box: "P48253, 48254, 48255, 48256. Ready Tube LPD". No date is available for this reel.
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10" Reel. Job #115568.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-25

Alfred Nilson describes how, as a harvester in California, the only way to keep his balance while traveling on foot along the railroad ties was to focus his eyes on the distance, and he explains how this lesson in farsightedness has helped him to balance the rest of his life.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-25

Lee Jackson describes his love of painting, and how he found encouragement to pursue that love despite lack of recognition or finances in the early days of his career.
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  To Give Freely of Myself 1952-08-25

Elizabeth Heller describes how her experiences with receiving and giving small gifts led her to believe that giving helps people come to know one another and reduces conflict between them; this belief led her to found the "Share Your Birthday" movement in an effort to promote international peace through the act of children sharing toys with other children across the world.
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  Man Can Become Better 1952-08-25

Edmond Schlesinger describes how World War II damaged his young belief in the essential kindness of humanity, but that he still remains confident that "man can become better."
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10" Reel. Job #115568. "Incomplete" on box. Includes incomplete clip from essay by Aldous Huxley (essay not included).
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  This I Believe 1952-08-25

Thomas Boushall describes how, despite diagnoses to the contrary, he survived both mastoiditis and tuberculosis, and developed the belief that his life was a gift to be used to serve God and others.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-25

Cal Farley describes the beliefs that led him to found Boys Ranch: that a boy given a good home with proper meals and clothes will turn into a productive citizen rather than ending up in jail or reform school.
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  The High Price of Money 1952-08-25

Alexander Bloch describes his parents' desire for him to start a career in business rather than in music, and his ultimate decision to pursue what he loved.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV18157 1952-08-25

10" Reel. Job #115568.
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  These Eternal Truths 1952-08-25

Ruth Cranston describes how a period of questioning and her world travels helped her to develop a set of beliefs which she found common to all religions: the unity of life; the interdependence of humanity; and the need to love and serve others, protect the weak, and live a non-violent life.
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  Baseball Has a Religion Too 1952-08-25

Joe Williams describes how sports and an escape from a plane crash have shaped his beliefs that sports reveal and develop character, and that there comes a point when events in life can no longer be changed, but rather pass "into the record" and must be accepted with calmness.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-25

Harold Clurman describes how difficult the theater field was during the Great Depression, but expresses his love and motivations for being in theater and his desire to serve others.
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  And So Life Goes 1952-08-25

Paul Barnes relates a series of experiences in which he was helped by people of differing religious faith, socioeconomic status, political affiliations or skin color, and how these experiences affirm his belief in the essential goodness of people.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV18159 1952-08-25

10" Reel. Job #115568. "Incomplete" on box. Includes incomplete clip from essay by Helen Hayes (essay not included).
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  This I Believe 1952-08-25

George Vierheller describes his beliefs in the importance of individual achievement, self-improvement, service to others, family, and friendship.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-25

Denis Brogan explains that he doesn't share the certainty or types of belief that many adherents of world religions claim, but he does believe that love is better than hate, and that the love of friends gives meaning to life.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-25

Robert Morrow describes being raised by a single mother and finding happiness in simple things, hard work, creative endeavors, and the goodness and generosity of others, despite the loss of a teenage son.
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10" Reel. Job#115568.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-25

Dr. Subodh Chandra Roy describes how his life changed when he became blind at age seven, and states his belief that suffering can cause personal growth.
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  Our Noble, Essential Decency 1952-08-25

Robert Heinlein talks about his beliefs in his neighbors--in their kindness and willingness to look out for each other, despite differences in opinions or creeds.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-25

Sidonie Gruenberg describes her belief in the importance of both family life and productive occupation outside the home, and recounts how she balanced those values in her own life.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-25

Asa Call describes his beliefs in moral and spiritual laws that, like the physical laws of nature, must be discovered and followed in order to succeed in life.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV18162 1952-08-29

10" Reel. Job#115567. "Incomplete. Do not use until corrected" written on box
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  This I Believe 1952-08-29

W.C. Mullendore describes his belief that "we are here to develop the best that is within us," and how hatred impedes that goal.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-29

William James describes how an experience during World War II gave him a belief in his dependence on God and an appreciation for life, and how he strives to be sensitive to others' beliefs and avoid speaking unkindly to them.
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  In the Company of Beauty 1952-08-29

Roswell Ham describes being raised by a single mother and the impact she had on his beliefs in beauty.
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10" Reel. Job#115567.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-29

Violet Bonham Carter describes her Prime Minister father's influence on her life; and states her belief in the "absolute value of truth," in the diverse means (religion, philosophy, poetry, nature) of arriving at that truth, and in the courage to think honestly.
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  I Am Happy with My Time 1952-08-29

Pat Frank describes his experiences as a war correspondent with Edward R. Murrow during World War II; explains how his interactions with Germans, Japanese, and Italians give him hope that people share a fundamental humanity; and notes that the chance to watch history unfold is a great opportunity and responsibility, despite the uncertainty of the era.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-29

Irvin Stewart describes how he believes life resembles a newsreel of a football game: like the camera lens, our perspective is limited to a narrow section of the whole field, even though we are still playing a role in the greater cooperative enterprise.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-29

Antonio Iglesias describes how his three ideals--the search for truth, a love for beauty, and a reverence for goodness--have offered him strength, certainty and motivation to pursue life despite depression, physical handicaps, suffering, loneliness, and moral indifference.
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10" Reel. Job#115567.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-29

Stanley Kramer describes how a schoolteacher told him to have "the courage to be unpopular" and how that advice shaped his life and career in Hollywood.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-29

Burton Fowler states that the fundamental principles of his beliefs--God, Jesus Christ, and the brotherhood of humanity--derive from his early years on an upstate New York farm.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-29

Leigh Hodges describes how his constant worry and fear changed to hope and confidence, and how he came to believe in himself and enjoy the opportunities each new day brings. Leigh Hodges describes how his constant worry and fear changed to hope and confidence, and how he came to believe in himself and enjoy the opportunities each new day brings. Leigh Hodges describes how his constant worry and fear changed to hope and confidence, and how he came to believe in himself and enjoy the opportunities each new day brings. Leigh Hodges describes how his constant worry and fear changed to hope and confidence, and how he came to believe in himself and enjoy the opportunities each new day brings.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-29

Madge Whitney describes how children's social work brings purpose to her life.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV18170 1952-09-02

10" Reel. Job#115569.
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  This I Believe 1952-09-02

Edward Sneed describes how ambition used to drive his life, until he learned how to count his blessings, and received great strength and happiness in return.
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  This I Believe 1952-09-02

Gerty Cori describes the advantages of immigrating to America, and her beliefs in modern science and the progress of humanity.
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  This I Believe 1952-09-02

Clyde Williams describes his belief that happiness comes through accomplishing the work one is meant to do, and relates how his work at the Battelle Institute has helped him to find satisfaction in life.
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  The Work of a Muckraker 1952-09-02

Upton Sinclair describes the military (Navy) and religious (Episcopalian) background of his family, and his own choice to defend his country and bring change through his writing.
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  This I Believe 1952-09-02

Tyrone Guthrie describes his belief that concepts traditionally considered to be opposites (God vs. the Devil, good vs. evil, success vs. failure, happiness vs. unhappiness) are really points on the same spectrum, and impossible to fully separate.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV18171 1952-09-21

10" Reel. Job#115569. "1-6" written on reel.
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  This I Believe 1952-09-21

Mae E. Andrews describes how her faith in God sustained her during the death of her sister from cancer.
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  This I Believe 1952-09-21

Paul Williams describes his belief that what makes humans different from animals is their ability to communicate, exchange ideas, form opinions, and reach judgements--characteristics which support the progress of civilization.
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  This I Believe 1952-09-21

William Milliken describes his grandfather and mother's legacy of service to others, and his attempts to follow the same philosophy.
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  This I Believe 1952-09-21

C.V. Haworth describes his early faith, doubts, reaffirmation of faith, and decision to pursue teaching as his life's work rather than his initial career choice in law.
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10" Reel. Job#115569. "2,6,4 3" written on reel. No date is available for this reel.
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  Faith, Prayer and Service

Margaret Hickey recalls her childhood when her father read the Bible to the famiy, and describes how her faith must be an active one of service.
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  This I Believe

Walden Pell describes his belief that life is an "educational enterprise" filled with teachers who must be sure that they are passing along the truth to the next generation.
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  A Haven Beside the Still Waters

Gene Harris describes his belief that following "natural laws" in one's daily life will help build a "storm-proof philosophic anchorage."
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  This I Believe

Ralph Besse explains that he believes in God because it is the only explanation that makes sense of the world to him, and states that it is important to know God personally and work toward achieving God's purposes.
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10" Reel. Job#115569. No date is available for this reel.
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  To Face Eternity with a Smile

Paul Helms describes his work with the Ford Foundation, as well as the impact his Christian upbringing has had on his beliefs, including his belief that giving 10% of his income results in tangible blessings.
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  This I Believe

Neal Brewster uses the Parable of the Talents to describe his belief that he must live his life to the fullest, pursuing friendships rather than material wealth.
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  This I Believe

Ralph Waldo Gerard describes his belief in the power of truth to free men from disease, prejudice, and other ills.
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  This I Believe

Lee DuBridge describes his beliefs in science, both what can be understood now, and what will be explained as civilization progresses toward the future.
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  This I Believe

Charles McGaha describes his belief that he is responsible to help make the world a better place, and explains how his belief that circumstances can impact a person's outcome in life gives him more tolerance of others.
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10" Reel. Job#115853. "G Major" is written on reel.
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  Our Noble, Essential Decency 1952-09-30

Robert Heinlein talks about his beliefs in his neighbors--in their kindness and willingness to look out for each other, despite differences in opinions or creeeds. NOTE: This version has been abbreviated to include an advertisement after the essay. Contains advertisement for a book containing 100 "This I Believe" essays. Duplicate of the essay, complete and without the advertisement, is on XTV-18161 (Box 004).
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  This I Believe 1952-09-30

Sidonie Gruenberg describes her belief in the importance of both family life and productive occupation outside the home, and recounts how she balanced those beliefs in her own life. NOTE: This version has been abbreviated to include an advertisement after the essay. Contains advertisement for a book containing 100 "This I Believe" essays. Duplicate of the essay, complete and without the advertisement, is on XTV-18161 (Box 004).
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  The Eternal Principles 1952-09-30

Asa Call describes his beliefs in moral and spiritual laws that, like the physical laws of nature, must be discovered and adhered to for a successful life. NOTE: This version has been abbreviated to include an advertisement after the essay. Contains advertisement for a book containing 100 "This I Believe" essays. Duplicate of the essay, complete and without the advertisement, is on XTV-18161 (Box 004).
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  What Makes Me Feel Big 1952-09-30

Frank Dobie describes his belief in those things that make him "feel big": he believes in a supreme Being, the value of questioning to avoid blind faith, and the importance of eliminating prejudice. NOTE: This version has an abbreviated introduction, to make room to include an advertisement after the essay. Contains advertisement for a book containing 100 "This I Believe" essays. Duplicate of the essay, complete and without the advertisement, is on XTV-21312 (Box 016).
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  This I Believe 1952-09-30

W.C. Mullendore describes his belief that "we are here to develop the best that is within us," and how hatred impedes that goal. NOTE: This version has been abbreviated to include an advertisement after the essay. Contains advertisement for a book containing 100 "This I Believe" essays. Duplicate of the essay, complete and without the advertisement, is on XTV-18162 (Box 004).
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collapse This I Believe, XTV18547 1952-11-21

10" Reel. Job#116096. "#4" written on box, "Out 1" written on reel.
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  This I Believe 1952-11-21

Lillian Ferrence describes a moment of spiritual revelation in the sculpture court at the Brooklyn Museum, and her beliefs in God's tie to beauty, the importance of considering the feelings of others, the use of humor to dispel anxiety, and the brotherhood of humanity.
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  This I Believe 1952-11-21

Frank Weil describes his beliefs that one must earn future privileges through the work of today, that belief in the future provides strength for meeting the challenges of today, and that people in general have the wisdom and integrity to achieve a better tomorrow.
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  That Little, Inner Voice 1952-11-21

Lily Pons describes how she learned to deal with stage fright, and how an inner voice helped her persevere to become an opera singer.
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10" Reel. Job#116096. Written on box "1,3,4". Written on reel but crossed off "Joan of Arc Prologue"
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  This I Believe 1952-11-21

Dale Brown describes his belief that he must repay the debt he owes to his community through service to others in the community, as well as his belief that we must strive for tolerance, limiting anger and listening to others.
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  This I Believe 1952-11-21

Louis MacNeice defines beliefs as statements of personal preference, and describes his belief that the world can avoid anarchism because people share many of the same preferences, including the desire to build an orderly society.
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  This I Believe 1952-11-21

Guy West recounts how he first became aware of the immense size of the universe, and describes his beliefs in a God who designed and provides purpose for that universe.
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  This I Believe 1952-11-21

Howard McKinney describes growing up in an urban city (Pittsburgh) and explains that, because of the influence of a Sunday School teacher he directed his life away from crime, he feels compelled to offer similar opportunities to Pittsburgh's youth today.
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10" Reel. Job#116096.
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  The Roots of Our Progress 1952-11-21

President Hoover describes the importance of religious faith in life, science, and politics. A duplicate of this essay is on reel XTV-16923 (Box 002).
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  This I Believe 1952-11-21

Benjamin Thomas describes how his study of Abraham Lincoln helped him believe that there is a universal struggle between good and evil, and that acknowledging our own imperfections helps us to be tolerant of others.
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  This I Believe 1952-11-21

Thomas O Leary describes stories of human kindness, and his belief that working in newspapers is a way to bring the truth to light.
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  This I Believe 1952-11-21

William Danforth describes how, when he was a sickly farm boy, his school teacher challenged him to live healthily; from that, Danforth developed a life philosophy to stand tall (through exercise and healthy eating habits), think tall (through education), smile tall (through friendliness and kindness) and live tall (through character development).
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10" Reel. Job#116096. "2,3,4" written on box. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

P. K. Menzies describes his belief in the physician's responsibility to treat his patients with respect and dignity, and explains how his study of the intricate workings of the human body formed his belief that the universe must have been designed by a "supreme architect."
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  This I Believe

Lucile Watson recounts her childhood discovery of the knowledge that she could change herself for the better, and, after successes with simple things such as maintaining her hair and quitting nail-biting, she developed a philosophy for life, including a belief that God was in everything and made everything.
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  This I Believe

Moekarto Notowidigdo, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, describes being in jail during the Indonesian push for independence, and witnessing the comraderie of prisoners from all socioeconomic statuses, which led them to sing the Indonesian National Anthem during an execution.
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  Avoiding the Extremes of Life

David Levy, Deputy District Attorney of Contra Costa County in California, describes how he learned level-headed contentment in order to survive as a POW on the Death March of Bataan during WWII.
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10" Reel. Job#116096. "French tape, side 2" written on back of box. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Richard Tucker describes his belief in honesty and keeping one's word, and recounts how he strives to teach his son that even so-called "white lies" still hurt the teller of the lie.
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  This I Believe

Nobel Prize winning President of the Royal Academy, Henry Dale describes his belief in the "supreme value of truth" and the need for science to join forces with religion to help explain both material reality and our immaterial feelings of free will and a moral purpose in life.
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  This I Believe

Constance Spry describes how she adopted her father's love of truth, justice, beauty, and poetry, and explains her father's practice of listening to, rather than judging, the beliefs and opinions of others.
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  This I Believe

Wallace Stegner describes his suspicions of "passionate faith" because of the religious intolerance it creates, and recounts his beliefs in virtues such as kindness and courage, and his belief that although consciences are developed differently, based on one's birthplace, nevertheless, people across the world share many values.
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10" Reel. Job#116097. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Claude Fuess, Headmaster of Phillips Academy, describes himself as a "long-range optimist" who believes that the majority of today's boys are full of character and thoughtfulness, despite the newspaper headlines that suggest the moral decline of youth.
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  This I Believe

Carr Liggett describes his belief that Jesus' Gospel is the way to happiness, and his uncertainities regarding the faith of his parents, as well as his beliefs in the importance of freedom, in accepting life and the world as we find it, and in tolerating and understanding others.
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  This I Believe

Fannie Hurst talks about the example her husband set of how to live a selfless life, and her belief that many such lights of selfless living--though small--can together illuminate an entire arena in the world.
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  This I Believe

Viscount Simon describes his belief that life is like a train which must come to an end at some point during the journey, but we should not view life with dread, even if he does not believe in an afterlife.
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10" Reel. Job#116097. "1,2,3" written on reel. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Emery Tobin, Editor and Founder of the Alaska Sportsman, describes his belief that people have been placed in a beautiful creation in order to work to improve themselves and to serve others.
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  This I Believe

Sol Hurok recounts his experiences as an immigrant to America, and his vision for a venture that would bring classical artists to a popular audience.
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  This I Believe

Norman Katkov describes his belief in the internal struggle between good and evil and his belief that conscience will help a person to overcome that evil.
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  This I Believe

Theodore Roosevelt III describes what he believes was an unusual family life growing up--his father ensured he spent time with the children--and describes his own belief in and appreciation for the support of his wife and the value of a strong home life.
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10" Reel. Job#116097. "1,2,3" written on reel. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Eliza Thayer observes how fortunate she has been in life to underscore her beliefs in the importance of love in one's life and why love assures her in the existence of life after death.
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  This I Believe

Steuart Wilson describes the search for truth and why a love for the truth must also be accompanied by the will to act on deeply felt convictions.
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  This I Believe

John McKeen explains why beliefs are important and expresses his faith in the ultimate goodness of people, the intimate connection between the spiritual and the material, the drive to live, and the responsibility to safeguard the welfare of others and not only ourselves.
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  To Preserve a Benevolent Attitude

Verona Slater describes her experience with religion as a child, the daughter of a minister, and how her beliefs in wisdom, kindess, courage and strneght have been shaped by these experiences.
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10" Reel. Job#116097. "Save Reel 1" "WSC" "Save RI - Rev" written on reel. No date is available for this reel.
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  Attuning the Listening Ear

Charles Taft talks about God's love and the necessity to strive to be worthy of his love but understanding one's imperfections as well, and how he tries to connect the sublime with the more practical aspects of life through hard work and introspection.
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  The Greatest of All Virtues

George Woodcock describes the expereinces he had growing up that led him to the belief in fairness and justice and also propelled him towards involvemnt in the labor movement.
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  Work Is the Sweetening of Life

Katherine Bottigheimer remembers an encounter with her elderly cousin Theresa and the consequent philosophy she unconsciously developed as a result: the value of hard work for the betterment of others.
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  This I Believe

Joseph Weinreb reflects on ethics and morality and resolves that nothing is created bad or evil but becomes so Joseph Weinrab reflects on ethics and morality and resolves that nothing is created bad or evil but becomes so misdirection and love, compassion, and hard work are means by which we can achieve a harmonious world.
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10" Reel. Job#116098. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Viscount Halisham considers and rejects the idea of materialism and embraces an immaterial universe at the center of which is Jesus Christ who can redeem the suffering and sins of mankind.
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  Treasury of Hidden Virtues

Charles Percy explains why believes he has never met a person he did not respect, because he is open to listening and seeing who they truly are beneath the surface.
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  This I Believe

Lucrezia Kemper describes how her family taught her the foundation of her beliefs and success; the value of faith in people, respect for others, kindness and generosity and security.
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  This I Believe

Robert McEwen describes his faith in people that he developed from working with young people in education and his belief in the adaptability of people in a dynamic universe.
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10" Reel. Job#116098. "Incomplete Bl. Out" written on box. "1-2-3-4 5,6 8" written on reel. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Harry Levenson relates his experience as a musician to the struggles of people in the world and explains his belief that doing ones best and appreciating the the individual as a perosn can guide us towards a peaceful future.
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  This I Believe

Mrs. Pillsbury describes how she developed faith and belief in God and also her belief in the goodness of people and that we each have abilites they have been given to us for a purpose.
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  This I Believe

Robert Boothby discusses the incomprehensibility of life and the Universe and describes his efforts to improve society and life through politics and economics.
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  This I Believe

Lewis Stevens discusses the importance of the spirit, affection and faith in God's love to withstand the trials and calamity of the material world.
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10" Reel. Job#116098. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Julius Bixler explores the tension between faith and reason and explains why skepticism falls short in comparrison to faith and experiences like love, friendship, family and the goodness of people.
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  This I Believe

Gerald Heard describes his perspectives on moral laws and the freedoms we must obtain to achieve true contentment in our life, free of fears and anxiety.
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  This I Believe

Mrs. Palmer describes the environment in which she grew up and the values and faith she acquired as a result, and why this faith might help others navigate through a confusing and "unpredictable era."
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10" Reel. Job#116098. "TIB Reel 2-A" written on box, "2,4,5,6 8-3" written on reel. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Doris Almy explains how her trust in the omnipotence of God and the reestablishment of her faith allowed her to overcome her fears and anxiety, and discusses her belief in kindness and education as a relief from anxiety in the lives of others.
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  This I Believe

Karl Nottingham explains our duty to adjust to society and some ways to do so such as; observing the Golden Rule, treating others with kindness, and helping those less fortunate, earning trust through friendship.
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  This I Believe

John Cornelius describes the two sayings that have stayed with him, "All things are great and small by comparison" and "service is the rent we pay for the space we occupy," and concludes by emphasizing the importance of supporting and educating youth to fight Communism.
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  This I Believe

E. E. Wieman explains the importance of sharing in life and how sharing is exemplified in sports; however, Wieman also describes how learned to share from his mother, which is the basis of his optimism.
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  This I Believe

Frank La Forge describes his work and achievements in his career as a musician and pianist and believes in the necessity of acting to the best of one's ability and faith in God's support of one's efforts.
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10" Reel. Job#-. "NRW" written on reel. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

John Lester explains the importance of education and sports in teaching children to be good and remembers the advice of his mentor John Meggs, that he must love his students if he is to teach them.
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  This I Believe

Samuel Guard tells the story of a young boy becoming an excellent farmer through dedication and faith in hinself, a capability that Samuel Guard says lies within everyone.
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  This I Believe

David Schoenbrun talks about his introduction to Descartes and Philosophy; the importance of doubting and questioning to liberty and his life; and how, contrary to assumption, his doubt is based on and strengthens his faith and spirituality.
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  The Unimportant Differences

Amy Vanderbilt explains her awareness and appreciation of people, equality and friendship and describes how her son exemplified this in his disregard for race when meeting a lady on the bus.
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10" Reel. Job#117546. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Kenneth Boulding explains that as a quaker and an economist he understands that pure scientific knowledge is important but meaningless if unaccompanied by an appreciation for the intuitive and spiritual side of life, which he experiecnes through prayer and contemplation.
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  This I Believe

Art Linkletter talks about his experiences in the entertainment industry as a host and announcer and how his focus on his own abilities, limits and performance, as well as his appreication of people, has contributed to his success.
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  This I Believe

Edina Campbell Dover discusses her guiding philosophy to behave in the same manner as she imagines Jesus Christ would, and the outcomes of this philosophy in her life and work and also explains the need for prayer, and its importance, on a frequent and regular basis.
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  This I Believe, XTV19562 1953-05-15

10" Reel. Job#117548.
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  This I Believe, XTV19569 1953-05-15

10" Reel. Job#117549. "Reel #2" "6-5-4 7-3 8" "NRW" written on reel.
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10" Reel. Job#-. Written on reel: "out" . Includes incomplete clip from essay by Hector Bolitho (essay not included). No date is available for this reel.
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  Survival Must Be Earned

Hans Simons remembers his experiences in Nazi, Germany and the necessity of leaving Europe and tells how he assimilated and appreciates the diversity and freedoms of his new country.
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  One Girl Changed My Life

Rose Resnick describes her experiences as a blind pianist trying to make a living and the depression she found herself in. At the suggestion of a friend she turned to prayer and describes the transformation this suggestion had on her life.
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  Wisdom at Cribbs Creek

Carl Carmer remembers the education his father gave him as a child by introducing him to different people and how he developed an appreciation for the "wisdom of the people."
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10" Reel. Job#-. Written on reel: "ERW," "Children's songs". No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Eric Warner Johnson describes his beliefs in the freedom of conscience, in the brotherhood of humanity, in the importance of living one's faith in practical action, and in the value of speaking the truth, even at personal risk. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
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  This I Believe

Waino K. Latvala, a Finnish-American, describes his experiences as an information officer fighting for Finland during the Finnish War, and how he believes that fear is a catalyst to action.
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  The Courage to Change the Things I Can

Harry McAlpin describes his belief in the importance of justice and equality, and the challenges of living that creed as an African American in America.
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  The Way to Happiness, Understanding and Peace

Wilson Compton describes the influence of his Presbyterian parents on his beliefs (including his mother's child-rearing philosophy of "The Bible, soap, and spinach"), and he explains how the Golden Rule is a concept found in all of the major world religions.
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10" Reel. Job#-. No date is available for this reel.
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  Why I Close My Restaurant

George Mardikian describes his Armenian custom of serving the staff of his restaurant on Christmas Day, his imprisonment and escape from Armenia, and the welcome and success he found in America.
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  Affect the Farthest Star

Harlan Cleveland describes his beliefs as "ideas that Im willing to do something about" and recounts the satisfaction he derives from helping others achieve basic needs such as justice, security, and a sense of achievement.
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  This I Believe

Jean Hersholt describes his belief that human relationships are "problems of arithmetic"--where there are few people, individuals realize their responsibility to help their neighbors, but in crowded areas, the responsibility is passed along to someone else--and he notes that the world would be a better place if people remembered that they were in fact neighbors.
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  This I Believe

Jacob Bronowski describes his simultaneous introduction to mathematics and the English language, his love that developed for both subjects, and his belief in using the mind to find truth.
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10" Reel. Job#-. "Note: II for this side only - 22:20. 4 - 8sec. spreads." No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Walter Wilcox describes his belief that the world has steadily gotten better during his lifetime, and his belief that individuals must create order out of the personal chaos in which they find themselves, with truth and freedom as necessary components of this task.
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  A Twinge of Conscience

Peter Ustinov describes his belief that organized religion is oppressive, and that doubt, liberalism, the individual, moral courage, and the privacy of the human conscience are all essential to avoid religious oppression.
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  How to Refill an Empty Life

Albert Nesbitt describes how his successful life as a manufacturer left him feeling dissatisfied; it wasn't until he began to apply the Golden Rule, to engage with his factory union workers as people with legitimate points of view, and become involved in YMCA service, that the emptiness left him as he practiced what he calls Christian principles. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
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  This I Believe

Goodrich White describes the death of his son, and the immense grief of his wife, and his subsquent struggle with doubt and ultimate belief in God and life after death.
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10" Reel. Job#-. Written on reel" 3, 2 5 4". No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

George Strickling recounts how the rowdiness of a regiment of American soldiers in England limited his own freedom to sight-see as a soldier, and describes his belief in good manners.
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  This I Believe

Edgar William "Billy" Ingram describes his belief that humans need companionship, that life has a purpose, and that success and happiness come through contributing to the sum of human achievement. Audio contains an advertisement for the LP release of "This I Believe" essays. Edgar William "Billy" Ingram describes his belief that humans need companionship, that life has a purpose, and that success and happiness come through contributing to the sum of human achievement.
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  This I Believe

Thomas Fox describes his belief that one is happiest when serving others, and recounts the people in his life who shaped that belief.
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  This I Believe

Jim Ralph describes his belief in the simple virtues he learned as a boy, and which have sustained him through the loss of a leg in WWI, supported his happy marriage, and become reaffirmed through his work with the Lakemont Academy preparatory school for boys.
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10" Reel. Job#-. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Morton Jones describes how he learned to rely on God's help for the moment at hand, and his belief that God's daily guidance removes fear about the future.
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  This I Believe

Fred Hoyle describes his belief that morality is merely a matter of what outcomes will benefit a nation, and that, since conflict happens when nations outgrow their resources, we should address the issue of overpopulation in England and America.
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  The Strange and Wonderful Thing

Robert MacIver describes his belief that no matter how thoroughly he pursues knowledge of the world, he realizes that there will always be aspects yet to be explained, leaving room for wonder in his view of the world. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
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  This I Believe

Edmond Rieder describes how his experiences with hotel guests have established his belief in the basic goodness of people, and he believes that praticing the Golden Rule and trying his best at his endeavors has led to satisfaction.
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10" Reel. Job#-. "Note: For this side only - II 22:20. 4 - 8sec. spreads." No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

W. C. Locker describes his beliefs in God's omnipotence, in his own responsibility to live according to God's plan for his life, and in the role that work plays to make the inner qualities of love visible to others.
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  This I Believe

J. Warren Day recounts how looking at ripples in a lake made him realize that all of his actions and life choices have consequences, and describes his belief that a life of service, especially in helping children learn about God, is the most unselfish and Christian life he can imagine.
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  This I Believe

Edmund Ball describes his belief that, though he doesn't believe in a personal being who directs specific life events, there is still an overall plan to the world, and individuals must act as "trustees" to make the best use of the opportunities they have received in life.
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  To Live with Uncertainty

W. David Curtiss describes how his well-laid life plans were interrupted by WWII, and how the uncertainty of war taught him to accept change, not with resignation, but with a spirit of adventure.
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  This I Believe

Robert Shaffer describes his belief that a person's dreams drive his or her reality, and that individuals must have a sense of personal worth and value to derive any meaning from their life's work.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20452 1953-11-11

10" Reel. Job#118431. Written on reel" "Reel 1 Columbia," Jack Youngblood NHSH 1878-79-80-81," "Ray and Roy NASH 1882-1883"
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Thelma Mills desribes her philosophy of social service, as well as her beliefs in the personality of Jesus Christ, God's eternal purpose for the universe, and her own role in living out that purpose by serving others.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Maulsby Kimball, Jr., describes his belief that man is full of potential that has yet to be tapped, and his belief that humans can unlock that potential through art and creative activity.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Nora Laing describes the process of how she came to believe in the immortality of the soul and in a life's purpose that extended beyond fulfilling physical needs and desires.
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10" Reel. Job#118431. "Incomplete" written on box.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Everett Case describes his belief in Socrates' "examined life," and the role of the humanities in helping an individual discern and protect justice.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Theodore Heubener describes how he came to believe that suffering had a purpose, either as the result of a person's transgression of the natural order of the universe, or as the basis through which one's character is formed.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Philip Klutznick describes his beliefs in the importance of formal religion, the need to view "charity" as "doing justice," the need to view life as full of opportunities rather than troubles, and the importance of planned communities that preserve a sense of human dignity.
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10" Reel. Job#118431.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Alex Osborn describes his belief in the power of creative imagination and ideas, and his satisfaction in teaching others how to capitilize on their "most priceless possession" (creative imagination) as well.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Margery Fry describes her belief in both Schweitzers reverence for life as well as a "reverence for truth" and how application of these beliefs will lead to the self's service to the "not-self" (other people).
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

E. B. Hauke describes how his beliefs were shaped by his experiences as an immigrant trying to achieve a better way of life: as a result, he believes in frugality, wise use of resources, tolerance, kindness, humility, and the brotherhood of humanity.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

George Day describes his belief in the equality of all races, in the brotherhood of humanity, in a personal God, and in the potential for Russian and American peoples to live in harmony.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20455 1953-11-11

10" Reel. Job#118431. "Incomplete" on box. Written on reel" 7-6-5" and "With Xmas Rudolph Xmas song." Crossed out on back of box: "Rush!!! T I B, Dr. Everett Case, Return to studio."
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Elinor Gene Hoffman describes her belief in what Quakers call the "inner light," and how that belief led her to give up an unsatisfying career in theatre to pursue the "inner light" more fully.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Bert Whitehurst describes how waiting for a spinal fusion surgery brought him to a belief in prayer and released him from the fear of death.
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  A New Control of Destiny 1953-11-11

Margaret Mead describes her belief that humans are born with the same inherent abilities, but each is formed by the culture in which he or she grows up; Mead believes it is through our relationship to civilation that we derive meaning, and that we must strive to build a civilation whose future is secure and free. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20458 1953-11-11

10" Reel. Job#118431. Job #118143 was corrected - 118431 was rewritten above it. "Out 3" written on reel.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Robert King describes how a youthful desire for an automobile led to several crimes and a stretch in jail; however, the time to reflect and the gift of a jalopy from a friend helped him change his lifestyle, and now he believes in a Supreme Being, the oneness of humanity, and the possibility that a universal language could achieve world peace.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

John Burchard admits his fear, and describes his belief that life cannot be lived in fear, and that the solution in the face of the current threats to "Western Civilization" is to embrace the diversity that America was founded upon, and to strive for union between world nations, despite such a union's newness and unfamiliarity.
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  A New Birth of Freedom 1953-11-11

Maximilian Hodder describes his experiences in prewar Poland, as a prisoner sent to a Siberian concentration camp, and as an immigrant to America, and summarizes his beliefs with the conviction that humanity is more good than evil, that individuals have a right to live the life of their choice, and that he has the responsibility to work to end oppression.
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10" Reel. Job#118431.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Sidney Rosenblum, Vice-president of the Enro Shirt Company, describes growing up in the only Jewish family in a small town in Tennessee; yet despite differences in religion, his family still found much in common with their community, and he believes in equality and the importance of serving others.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Edward T. Hall, Headmaster of the Hill School at Pottstown, describes how he came to believe in the efficacy of prayer.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Margaret Runbeck describes her trip to India to combat illiteracy, and her belief that there is a spiritual revival underway, as people realize that rational intelligence alone cannot prevent "global suicide."
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Hattie Hecht Sloss, founder of the Council of Jewish Women (U.S.). San Francisco Section, describes her belief via the format of poetry, quoting Coolridge, James Henry Leigh Hunt, the Old and New Testaments, Tennyson, and several poems by Browning.
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10" Reel. Job#118431.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

David J. Winton describes his faith in the future, his belief that material gains do not yield lasting satisfaction, his belief in the potential of people to achieve greatness, and his advice for focusing on the present rather than dwelling on past failures.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Rosalie Spidell describes her "creed of umimportant people"--her beliefs in unseen realities and the afterlife, her conviction that virture isn't dead, her certainty in a religion she has practiced since childhood, and her description of simple pleasures and joys that have enriched her everyday life.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Sylvester Long recounts his experiences growing up in an Ohio farming family, and describes his belief that he is merely a "window" through which to reveal God's light to others and God's "subcontractor" whose work is done ultimately for and with God.
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  When Man Denies the Brotherhood of Man 1953-11-11

Maurice Edelman describes his youthful ideal of creating a more just society that prompted him to go into British politics, his eventual disillusionment and cynicism, and the reawakening of his ideal through a visit to the site of Struthof, a former Nazi concentration camp.
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10" Reel. Job#118432. "Incomplete" on box.
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  A Rationalist within Reason 1953-11-11

Albert Guerard describes his beliefs as a blend of old and new ideals that espouse liberty, progress, tolerance, and charity.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Mary Agnes Hamilton describes her belief in the soul and the bond it creates between fellow human beings, and her belief in absolute values that remain true despite the evils of Nazism and Communism.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Uday Shankar describes his belief that his own career path was a result of God's all-powerful will, and that his talents (and those of others) are God's creative force manifest through him.
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10" Reel. Job#118432.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Milton Katz describes how his experiences in another culture caused him to question the universal nature of his own values, but his reaction to world powers such as Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union led him to conclude that his values of freedom and justice and charity were true, after all.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Vita Sackville-West describes her belief in an impersonal force, and her belief that, contrary to organized religion's creed, humans are insignificant specks in the galaxy.
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  The Secrets of Life 1953-11-11

Ahmad Zaki Abu Shadi describes his belief in freedom and justice, first developed through books, and then strengthened through his own life experiences that caused him to leave Egypt and ultimately move to the United States.
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  To Contribute to Each Other 1953-11-11

Margaret Whiting describes her belief in the value of human relationships, and recounts an experience in which she had the opportunity to cheer up a veteran who had lost his arms and legs.
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  Escape the Dark Destructive Force 1953-11-11

Robert Hillyer describes his belief that a poet's job is to strip away dead or negative emotions to allow room for light, and his belief in finding satisfaction from each day as it arrives. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
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10" Reel. Job#118432.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Sidney Wallach describes his belief in the golden mean, reasonableness, democracy, and the protection of the minority, especially the individual.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Robert Stacy-Judd relates an experience from early in his career when unemployment left him homeless and in despair; however, rather than taking his own life, he had the opportunity to prevent another from committing suicide, establishing his faith in divine help, prayer, and a sense of humor.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Edward Toland describes how his experiences with a French mobile field hospital in WWI changed his perspective and led him to become a teacher after the war, and he describes his belief that loving humanity by practicing the Golden Rule is the best way in which to love God.
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  White Is Made of Many Colors 1953-11-11

Caroline Duer describes most of her beliefs through a poem she wrote which emphasizes the value of enjoying simple pleasures, showing kindness and courtesy, working, avoiding excessive caution, meeting obligations, being courageous, showing tolerance, and avoiding regrets, for "the day is dark; it may be fair tomorrow." This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
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10" Reel. Job#118432.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Juliet Bindt describes how she came to accept her extremely poor sight, learned how to live a busy and productive life as a blind individual, and determined to help other blind individuals do the same.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Wilis Gorthy describes how as a boy he was drawn toward careers that were flashy and important; later in life, he found satisfaction through a career in helping disabled individuals achieve productive lifes.
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  Finding the Other Way 1953-11-11

Liberal Member of Parliament for the Isle of Anglesey (1929-1951) and Deputy Leader of the British Liberal Party (1949-1951), Megan Lloyd George states how her generation, which grew up during WWI, has never known true peace, and describes her belief that one's perspective will never be quite accurate with a spiritual component.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Babara Wachner describes her belief that she can "pay in advance" for life's rewards, that hardships ultimately lead to happiness and that blessings can be met without fear of loss, because they have already been earned.
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10" Reel. Job#118432.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Walter Scratch, Assistant to the Editor of the Hollywood Citizen News, describes his belief that spiritually minded people will create a good society, that societal change must start with personal responsibility, that individual religious experience is important, and that religion ought to be growing and open to change.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Jack Lutz describes his belief in the three dimensions of life: height, or success; breadth, or education and culture; and depth, or faith.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

George Washington impersonator and insurance agent, Lawrence Hart describes his beliefs: that the world was intelligently designed, that we have been given brains to combat sin and suffering and the desire to help make the world better, that we are responsible for who we are as much as heredity or environment, that truth will prevail over falsehood, that Christ's principals are the finest ever taught, that worship services and meditation are essential to understanding life's meaning, and that life continues after death.
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  God Is the Father of All Men 1953-11-11

Osceola Dawson describes her beliefs in the fatherhood of God, the brotherhood and equality of humanity, the Bible as the "infallible guide to conduct," and the home as "the foundation of society."
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Robert Colwell describes his belief that a free society starts with personal responsibility, and he quotes theologian Martin Luther's description of two kinds of faith--one can either hold beliefs that are passive or beliefs that lead to action.
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10" Reel. Job#118685. Includes incomplete clip from essay by Joseph Wood Krutch (essay not included).
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Richard Crooks recounts the impact that simple encouragement can have on a young singer's life, and describes his beliefs drawn from choral works: that there is a king whose reign is eternal, that all men are brothers, and that those who seek shall find.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Walter Rothschild, President of Abraham and Straus, describes his belief in the need to allow human beings to develop their unique potential, the necessity of helping others, the importance of discipline, and the need to guide rather than dominate children; finally, he describes the contentment he derives from sailing at sea.
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10" Reel. Job#118685.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

George Haynes, executive director of the National Urban League, describes his beliefs in the equal potential of humans, in beauty, truth, goodness, peace, life, God, and eternity.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Professor Emeritus of Harvard University, Ralph Perry describes his belief in believing - the quality that transforms idle thinking into action and his belief that humans can distinguish between right and wrong.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Ellen Carpenter describes her belief that prayer works and that the answer to the poverty and problems of the world is a spiritual one.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Pat O'Brien describes his belief in faith and prayer and the diginity of persons.
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10" Reel. Job#115685. Written on box: "Incomplete". Includes incomplete clip from essay by Arthur Connell (essay not included).
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Elizabeth Page recounts her experience of God's presence after the death of her sister, describes her belief in her responsibility to address problems in the world, and explains how her belief in black-and-white distinctions between good and evil came to change.
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  The Vital Human Difference 1954-01-15

Richard McFeely describes how an attack of infantile paralysis (polio) shattered his dreams of a career in physical education, and how his mother's encouragement helped him discover that life was worth living, even in misfortune. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Eugene Gregg, Vice President and General Manager of Westrex Corporation, describes his beliefs that persons are responsible to a higher authority and responsible for taking care of others as well as themselves.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20751 1954-01-15

10" Reel. Job#118685. Written on reel: "A. Godfrey. Reel 3a. 2-1-53"
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Kate Holliday describes her beliefs in the brotherhood of humanity, in the right to freedom of worship, and in the Golden rule.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

John Gassner describes his abhorrence of dogma and his belief that humanism is the belief system that can enable humanity to make scientific progress without destroying itself.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Peter Scott describes his belief in painting and science as a means by which to discover truth, and describes the wide variety of interests that provide him a busy life.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20752 1954-01-15

10" Reel. Job#118685. Written on box: "Incomplete". Includes incomplete clip from essay by Margaret Sanger (essay not included).
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  Perfecting the Conscience of Man 1954-01-15

Charles Abrams tells of his faith in man despite his frequent uncertainty when confronted with the realities of war, greed and other instances of human weakness. However, he remains devoted to the ability of man to rely on his conscience to someday improve and perfect the world in which we live.
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  I Quit Carrying a Gun 1954-01-15

Robert Powers, writer of "Crime Was My Business," a Saturday Evening Post series, explains the value he has found in many different religions and that love, between man and God, can protect people from the uncertainty and fear they experience in life.
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  A Proper Education 1954-01-15

John R. Everett, president of Hollins College, describes his understanding of the value of dignity and feels that "human dignity" is the birthright of every person and that it is through education that this dignity can be preserved despite the tendecny to lose sight of it as one traverses through life.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20753 1954-01-15

10" Reel. Job#115685.
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  Life Grows in the Soil of Time 1954-01-15

In this repeat broadcast, Nobel Prize winner Thomas Mann discusses the impermanent and transitory nature of life and explains why it is that this makes life special and valuable, and why mans awareness of impermanence elevates his spirit. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Paul French, Executive Director of Cooperative for American Remittances to Europe (CARE Inc), remembers the lasting impression his mothers words, "Youll never be able to fool thyself, and Take thy job seriously but never thyself made on him and the affect these sentiments had on his life to obey his conscience, respect people and help others.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Children's author Martha Kiser talks about her faith in all people and her beliefs in the immortality of the soul, the importance of compassion, work and friendship.
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  A Doctor's Concern 1954-01-15

Professor of Surgery at the University of Minnesota and Surgeon at the Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Dr. Mayo tells of his belief in a purpose to everything in life; the need for compassion and respect for other people; how science supports his faith and belief in the immaterial; our responsibility to help others; and the value of humor in life.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20754 1954-01-15

10" Reel. Job#118686.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Rollo Peters explains his faith and wonder in people as individuals and the influence of friends on people's lives, recalling a his friendship with Edward Gordon Craig.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Charles Wilson, Sir Winston Churchill's personal physician, recounts how one judged a person during World War I and the importance of altruism and selflessness to determining a person's character.
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  Of Sonnets, Symphonies, and Socrates 1954-01-15

Edith Hamilton talks about "spiritual truth" and why faith, not facts, are necessary for understanding it.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Floyd Starr, the founder of Starr Commonwealth for Boys, talks about his belief in the power of love and his faith in the goodness of all people and how his work with boys has affirmed his beliefs.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20755 1954-01-15

10" Reel. Job#118685. "To be corrected" "118931 Reel 2" "XTV20816" written on reel
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Henry Taylor, President of Taylor and Caldwell, explains his belief that everything operates based on the principals of certain laws, weather they be natural, physical, social, or religious and failure to adhere to these laws inevitably results in disfuntion and chaos; and the supreme law would be the law of God.
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  Does Anybody Believe an Actor? 1954-01-15

Lionel Barrymore talks about the acting profession and the importance of planning to create a succesful career and role and how any success in one's life is based on the same principle of goal setting and planning. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20756 1954-01-15

10" Reel. Job#118685. "Incomplete" written on box. "Reel I not rew." written on reel. Includes incomplete clip from essay by Henry Cowell (essay not included).
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  The Sum of All Wisdom 1954-01-15

Pakistan's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Muhammad Zafrulla Khan speaks about his faith in Islam; the religious beliefs he holds; religious life he follows; and his relation ship with his God.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Dr. Ivor Griffith, the President and research director of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, describes several people of different faiths which all pray to the same God and imagines them all before St. Peter at the gates of heaven then describes the accounting that will take place and why they will all be judged equally regardless of their faiths or their race.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

John Rothenstein, the director of the Tate Gallery in London, describes the path that led him to the Roman Catholic Churchas an adolescent and why he continues to be part of the Church.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20757 1954-01-15

10" Reel. Job#118685. "3" written on reel
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  Having Shed Illusions 1954-01-15

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and poet Paul Mowrer describes the importance of faith and hope to his beliefes, which include first hand experiences of both the good and bad that people can do.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Alice Holloway, founder of Ideas Unlimited, desribes the influence her grandmother and father have had on her beliefs and her certainty that kindness and service to others in need is the kindness that comes from a deeply spiritual and selfless place in people.
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  Many Roads to the Supreme Being 1954-01-15

Curt Massey talks about the importance of attending church in his life and the life of his family and how prayer and meditation allow him to better cope with stress in his life.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Anna Hayes, associate editor of the PTA magazine, describes her fear of lightening as a child and the realization that fear is incompatible with faith in God. Anna also explains that faith in people and selflessness can bring the "kingdom of God on earth."
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20758 1954-01-15

10" Reel. Job#118686. "Out 4" written on reel
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Freya Stark talks about her belief in immortality and the afterlife and how this view of eternity affects her perspective and gives her and affinity for sincerity and truth.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Boris Pregel, President of Canadian Radium and Uranium Corporation, relates some of his experiences in Europe up to World War II to explain why charity, altruism and selflessness areso vital to his personal beliefs and adds that it is also important to live by ones beliefs to maintain dignity.
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  Cooperation Works Better Than Conflict 1954-01-15

Dr. Alexander Forbes, Professor Emeritus of Physiology at Harvard University, explains why science and religion are compatible; how science cannot understand everything in the universe; and the need for people and nations to begin cooperating rather than competing.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20759 1954-01-15

10" Reel. Job#118686. "Salome LP 8766" written on reel.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Henry Grady describes some of his experiences as a diplomat, particularly during race riots in India between Hindus and Muslims, and explains why to live a good life with dignity one must follow the golden rule and "Love thy Neighbor as thyself." This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
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  The Golden Age that Never Was 1954-01-15

Malcolm Muggeridge, Editor of Punch Magazine, talks about the immutability, or changelessness, of life and imperfection of the human condition; however, he emphasizes the need to accept the imperfection and permanence and appreciate life for what it is and not what one hopes it may be one day.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Annie Fisher talks about her experiences growing up in a Jewish family and her belief in equality and the importance of goodness regardless of ones faith.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Fannie Hurst explains how the the character of her late husband reminds her that one must be honest with oneself and in order to be fulfilled and achieve peacefulness, tranquility and personal success.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20760 1954-01-15

10" Reel. Job#118686. Written on reel" "N Rew"
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Alexis Kyrou, Director General of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, explains the confluence of belief and knowledge and the importance of his Greek heritage to his beliefes and enumerates what some of these are; cooperation, the importance of a spiritual life, patriotism, and repectt for others.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

The essence of Louise Miller's philosophy is that heaven is around us and at the "center of man" and explains how she cultivates this in herself through meditation and the outcomes, particualrly in relations with others, she finds.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Dr. Edgar Worthington, Secretary general of the Scientific Council of Africa, describes his belief in the mutability of beliefs and how his personal beliefs eveolved out of traditional religious dogma into a wider appreciation for nature and beauty and principles irrespective of doctrine. He also describes his perspective of Africa as an European immigrant to the country.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20763 1954-01-15

10" Reel. Job#118686. "33276 1A" "Not RW" written on reel
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Dorothy Thomas explains why she feels it is important to find a balance in life that allows one to be happy and appreciative of life and lists the many simple pleasures she finds in life that make her happy.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Charles Hires, Chairman of the board of the Charles E. Hires Company of Philadelphia, tells of his habit to throw himself into work and cut off relationships in response to the death of his wife and the realization that he was doing so in error and that happiness comes through helping and interacting with others.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Lyn Mellard, Graduate student at the University of Arizona, talks about the dynaminc and changing nature of life and describes an analogy in which God is a banker from whom people make deposits and loans to, or from, life. Ms. Mellard concludes by explaining why the responsibility for her happiness rests at her own feet.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Clyde Rogers describes his belief that everyone is interrelated and how he came to believe this after struggling with depression from which he found relief in prayer, God and a new focus on helping others.
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  Contentment in the End 1954-01-15

Percy Spender, Australian ambassador to the United States, explains how and why it is important for people to consider the future one is leaving for the following generation and that it is our duty to create a better world, in which they can live without fear, for the next generation.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20764 1954-01-15

10" Reel. Job#118686. "1-2-3 475" written on reel
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Frank Dalley, office manager at the Utah Department of Employment Securit and National Gaurdsman, recounts his expereineces in the Korean War and how he relied on prayer for guidance and his determination to try to help others and relieve human suffering in whatever way he could.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Nazrat Farooki, Art teacher at Punjab University, recalls her father's and grandfather's constant search for knowledge and how she now shares this passion. She also adds why she believes that learning and understanding can lead to peace and securtiy in the world.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Benjamin Epstein, National director of the Anti-Defamation League, describes the faith in people he had as a child and how he lost it after studying abroad in Nazi Germany and how he again regained it after his return to the United States.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Lawrence Schoonover describes his experiment with ethics in his youth and his questioning of the relevance of the Ten Commandments. He then recounts the awareness of his mistake and how he lives by them and raises his children according to them.
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collapse This I Believe/Series 11/Side 1, XTV21311

10" Reel. Job#119247. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Stanley Unwin describes his beliefs in tolerance, reverance, beauty, liberty, justice, law, progress (despite some adjustments caused by WWI), and the happiness that can be found through work prompted by love of something.
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  This I Believe

Ruth Kingman describes the religious beliefs of her ancestors, and describes her own belief in college students, who provide her hope for the future.
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  This I Believe

Etienne Dupuch describes how his newspaper has been run in humble reliance on God, and describes his belief in the efficacy of prayer and in freedom from fear of death.
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10" Reel. Job#119247. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Dain Domich describes how momentos from his work with the Junior Commerce (a Bible and American flag) remind him of his belief that faith in God is what provides meaning to life, and his belief in American freedom and democracy.
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  You Are Greater Than You Know

Lou Austin describes his belief that persons are meant to be in partnership with God, and how it took 40 years of fruitless struggle for him to learn this.
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  This I Believe

Rubin Gotesky relates an experience of feeling part of yet aloof from the universe, and describes his belief that though isolation is an essential part of the self, his actions do matter and can help to change the world.
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  My World Was Wrecked Once

Elizabeth Vining describes how she used to depend on human love for meaning and satisfaction till her husband was killed in an automobile accident, and then she came to believe in God's love and the efficacy of prayer. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
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collapse This I Believe/Series 11/Side 6, XTV21316

10" Reel. Job#119247. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

G.L. Mehta describes his belief in the importance of peace of mind, attainable through humility, patience, perspective, and a sense of humor.
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  This I Believe

Hadley Cantrell describes the differences between knowledge, beliefs, and emotions, and states his belief that human beings are essentially the same in their needs and aspirations, and that satisfaction comes through high quality work motivated by love.
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  This I Believe

Barbarba Davenport states her belief that world peace can be achieved through a shifting of focus towards the oneness (rather than difference) of humanity.
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  This I Believe

Arthur Gill describes his belief that children's dreams are his hope for the creativity, innovation, progress, and peace of the future.
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collapse This I Believe/Series 11/Side 7, XTV21317 1953-12-21

10" Reel. Job#119247. Date on reel rather than on box.
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  Learning To Get Out of the Way 1953-12-21

Aldous Huxley describes his belief that the ideal society towards which he must strive is one that reduces the number of temptations for its citizens. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
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  This I Believe 1953-12-21

Christmas Humphreys recounts his search for beliefs that he could live by, and states his beliefs in the Four Noble Truths of Buddhism.
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  This I Believe 1953-12-21

Gant Gaither describes his belief in his responsibility to serve God and others, his love for the underdog, and his responsibility to always do his best.
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  This I Believe 1953-12-21

Paul Sabine describes how his early beliefs were fractured into those about physical realities and those about spiritual realities, but now he believes modern physics has given him the framework to harmonize his beliefs into a coherant whole.
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collapse This I Believe/Series 11/Side 8, XTV21318

10" Reel. Job#-. "Incomplete, See ETG" written on box and on reel. "5 sec betr 1&2 sec" written on reel. No date is available for this reel.
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  Three O'Cat Is Still a Game

Lillian McCue (pseudonym Lillian De La Torre) describes how growing up in a family of seven children shaped her beliefs that she must carry her own weight in the world, that being angry only hurt herself, that it is important to be needed, and that happiness is a habit. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
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  This I Believe

James Baxter describes his belief that the source of a country's freedom is its religion.
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10" Reel. Job#119247. "Out 4" and "1,5,273" written on reel. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Milo Bekins describes his belief that society must invest in education so that the youth of today can bring the progress of tomorrow.
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  The Qualities of Mercy and Truth

Charles Duveen, Jr. describes his experience of being shot from a plane while flying over the Pacific durinig WWII, and how his perspective on life changed from one which placed value in material objects to one which found value in service to others.
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  This I Believe

Henry Murray describes his belief that the world will not be able to progress and escape the threat of atomic war until a synthesized philosophy of eastern and western ideals can be adopted by thousands, and a world government achieved.
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10" Reel. Job#119246. Written on box "Incomplete, See ETG." "25" written on reel. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Tinfu Tsiang describes his belief that China and the West each have valuable cultural insight to offer the other, and that the way to world peace is to focus on ulitizing existing resources more efficiently and to preserve human freedom in one's home country.
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  An Honest Doubter

Elizabeth Deutsch describes her youthful search for beliefs, which has brought her into contact with many churches and thinkers, and her conclusion that she would live her life the same way whether a Diety exists or not.
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  This I Believe

Edwin Gerschefski describes how he realized that both his beliefs and compositional style were really the products of other people's thoughts, and he recounts how he came to discover and listen to his own voice.
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10" Reel. Job#119246. "Incomplete See ETG" written on box. "#4 and 2 out" written on reel. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Sir John Hunt describes his belief that all worthwhile achievements are accomplished with the help of inspiration and ultimately, God.
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  That Look You Get

Joseph Harsch describes his beliefs in the value of always moving forward (rather than stagnating) and in the importance of helping others.
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  This I Believe

Jessie Vann describes her belief in the value of keeping her promises, her aunt's prediction that she would never amount to anything, her belief in the power of gratitude and appreciation, and the management of her husband's newspaper after he died.
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  Regard the Past

In a recording aired posthumously, Samuel Shellabarger describes his beliefs in his dependence upon God for eternal life, in the existence of natural laws that govern values and morality, and in the value of using the past to inform future decisions.
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  This I Believe

Remsen Bird explains that though there are many problems in the world which challenge his convictions, he nevertheless believes that God brings truth, beauty, and righteousness into the world, acting through those individuals who show love and care for others.
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  This I Believe

Lord Brabazon describes his beliefs that a divine, omnipotent Jesus is also an individual's personal link to God, that Jesus visited England, that merit should be based on intelligence or character rather than birth, that extraterrestial life does not exist, that humans have and must take responsibility for their free will, and that the English-speaking perspective and moral code is the best yet produced.
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10" Reel. Job#119246. "Incomplete, See ETG" written on box. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Julie Bishop (born Jacqueline Wells) describes her belief in the efficacy of prayer, and recounts a childhood experience in which she asked God to help her learn how to ice skate.
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  Courage To Be Superior

Grove Patterson describes his belief in a Supreme Power who created the universe, in immortality, in the efficacy of prayer, in the existence of natural law, in the existence of evil caused by humans, and in the courage to face rather than withdraw from the world's problems.
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  This I Believe

You Chan Yang describes his hope that he has made a difference in the lives of injured or disabled persons during his tenure on earth, and relates a story in which a boy discovers that only God knows the definition of goodness.
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10" Reel. Job#119246. "Incomplete See ETG" written on box. Written on reel: "Not RW 4342B 1A" "6 -3/4 -2" "48". No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Heloise Broeg describes her belief in the importance of human relationships, love, work, and knowledge.
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  This I Believe

S. Richard Silverman describes his belief in the significance of all people, even a deaf child, and the potential of anyone to accomplish change in the world.
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  This I Believe

Walter Reiling, President of Optimist International, describes his belief that all persons have a right to happiness, which is dependent upon the ability to achieve one's aspirations, and upon a freedom from fear.
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  This I Believe

Joseph Hannah, Professor of Psychology at New York University, describes his belief in the dignity of the human personality, and the right of an individual to pursue his or her own fulfillment, including responsibility to others.
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  This I Believe

Director of the East Texas Chamber of Commerce, Ben Wooten, describe his belief that a divine designer rewards the hard work of individuals devoted to a worthy cause, and describes how, despite being the son of poor Texan farmers, he succeeded in his career choice as a banker.
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  The Idea and the Ideal

Alex M. Burgess, Chief Physician of the Rhode Island Hospital, Vice President of the American College of Physicians, and National Chairman of the Committee to Resettle Foreign Doctors, defines belief as something which is accepted as fact, and describes his belief that the future depends upon the qualities of courage, kindness, generosity and self-sacrifice that he observes in those whom he encounters in his hospital work.
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10" Reel. Job#119246. "Morrow 5-7" written on reel. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Robertson Smith describes how a moment of apparent catastrophe formed his belief that all things work together for the good for those who love God, and led to his belief that God's loving purpose and presence are in every situation.
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  This I Believe

Thomas Dreier describes how his belief in a loving God too big to be contained by labels helps support his beliefs in religious tolerance and in the importance of demonstrating God's existance through a life of loving service.
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  This I Believe

Walter Agard, Professor of Classics at the University of Wisconsin and former President of the American Classical League, describes his boyhood practice of gazing at the stars, enthralled by the universal order they represented, and states his beliefs in justice, equality, human achievement in the arts and literature, diversity, tolerance, and the value of education. Audio also contains an Advertisement for This I Believe book, Volume II.
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  The Chance to Believe

Dick Button, five-time World Champion, describes how, during a skating exhibition in Prague in 1948, he was showered with oranges wrapped in messages from the Czech people, messages which underscored his belief in the importance of political freedom. Audio also contains an Advertisement for This I Believe book, Volume II.
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  This I Believe

Starr Daily describes how he reversed his life from one of criminal activity based upon ill will towards society to one of responsibility based upon good will. Audio also contains an advertisement for This I Believe book, Volume II.
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collapse This I Believe/Series 12/Side 1, XTV21515 1954-06-14

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  Liberty Is Over 1954-06-14

Will Durant describes how his belief in Socialism was curtailed by a visit to Soviet Russia, and states his beliefs in virtures that promote the welfare of a group, in the finality of death, in the harm to security that anarchical liberty brings to society, in natural evolution, and in God as the creator of an ordered universe. Audio also contains an advertisement for "This I Believe" book, Volume II.
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  God Wasn't Fooling 1954-06-14

J.P. McEvoy, the Roving Editor of Reader's Digest and creator of the comic strip "Dixie Dugan," describes his beliefs that prayer is a two-way communication with God, that philosophers haven't yet worked all the mysteries of the universe, that opportunities should be equal for all with rewards based on achievement, that individuals should live for liberty at home as well as die for it abroad, that people should take responsibility for solving their own problems, and that it is better to be kind than clever. Audio also contains an advertisement for "This I Believe" book, Volume II.
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  Nature of the Species 1954-06-14

Charles G. Darwin, Professor of Natural Philosophy at Edinburgh University, describes his belief that human nature (as it stands) will lead to a decline in social conditions, unless society focuses on the science of heredity. Audio also contains an advertisement for "This I Believe" book, Volume II.
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  No Better than a Criminal 1954-06-14

Harry Brundidge, of the Brundidge Crime Report, describes his friendships with criminals; his belief that criminals, like anyone else, have good qualities; his disappointment in the failure of some Christians to extend kindness towards ex-convicts; his gratitude for those Christians who have helped ex-convicts find jobs; and the satisfaction he receives from treating prisoners like people. Audio also contains an advertisement for "This I Believe" book, Volume II.
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collapse This I Believe/Series 12/Side 2, XTV21516 1954-06-14

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  A Public Man 1954-06-14

Former President of the United States, Harry Truman, states that his moral code is based upon the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount, and describes his beliefs in the duty of a public official to work for the public welfare; in the value of the civil rights movement; and in the importance of preserving civil liberties, democracy, and freedom. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book, Volume II.
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  Nana Lit the Beacons 1954-06-14

Ralph Bunche, 1950 Nobel Peace Prize Winner and Director of the Trusteeship Division of the United Nations, describes being raised by his grandmother Nana, and the beliefs that she passed along to him, including faith in God and the dignity of all persons. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  Ideals Don't Bend 1954-06-14

Uta Hagen, winner of the Antoinette Perry Award, describes her belief that, despite being threatened and blackmailed, she has been true to herself and her beliefs in art and simple acts that bring pleasure to others. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  Adagio Penseroso 1954-06-14

Roy Harris, Composer-in-Residence at the Pennsylvania College for Women, describes his belief in an intelligent designer, in natural laws, in the limitations of human intelligence and the need for humility, and in the great evil and great good of which humans are capable. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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collapse This I Believe/Series 12/Side 3, XTV21517 1954-06-14

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  They Can't Eat Us 1954-06-14

Jake Zeitlin describes his beliefs in the liberty to live one's life according to reason, in self-discipline, in the value of self-improvement through books and culture, in the importance of laughter, in the value of tempering faith in science with respect for humanity, and in the honesty of his wife and children. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  Why Pain? 1954-06-14

Howard Rusk, Professor and Department Chairman at the New York University College of Medicine, describes how the challenges of healing sick individuals drew him to practice medicine, and states his belief that suffering produces character. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  Response to the New Bombs 1954-06-14

Chester Bowles, Ambassador to India and Nepal and former Governor of Connecticut, describes his belief that an adequate response to the threat of the nuclear age will require cooperation from all sectors of humanity, and that the issue of world poverty must be addressed. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  All or Nothing 1954-06-14

Walter White, Executive Secretary of the NAACP, recounts the challenges of growing up in a family of light-skinned African Americans (never fully accepted by either side), and describes his beliefs that an end must be obtained by just means, that love for humanity will overcome any obstacles, and that persons should not be judged by their skin color or creed. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  Competition Is a Sin

Hector Bolitho describes how he came to value solitude and leisure over the fear of being alone and the desire to be in constant competition with others. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  My Revolt Was Violent

Francis Bolton explains how her mother's death prompted her to search for truth, and describes her beliefs that all life is part of a Universal Life, that progress and achievement come after suffering and darkness, and that human beings have evolved out of the essence of God and will ultimately be reabsorbed into God's Being. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  Scholar from Childhood

Norbert Wiener describes his beliefs in the discipline and freedom to seek truth, in the importance of recognizing the dignity of human beings, in the difficulty of adhering to any religion, and in the role of errors during the process of discovering truth. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  The Mountain Disappears

Leonard Bernstein describes his belief in the importance and dignity of individuals, and in the future of America as a leader in science, art, and human progress. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  Success Is a Failure

Donald Day describes his beliefs in democracy, in receiving and giving creative fulfillment in marriage, in the importance of ensuring that personal success promotes the success of society, and in replacing impersonal material giving with the personal gift of service. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  An Athelete of God

Martha Graham describes her belief that individuals learn through practice: just as learning to dance is achieved through difficult yet rewarding discipline, so life is learned through the process of living. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  Vote for the Angels

Arthur Deakin, General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union, states his beliefs both in an individual's responsibility to serve others and in the individual's right to freedom of conscience and expression. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  Bread Across the Waters

Eddie Cantor states his beliefs in simple things--faith, family, and friends--and describes how giving to others has brought him personal satisfaction and reward. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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collapse This I Believe/Series 12/Side 6, XTV21520 1954-06-18

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  Pondering in Prison 1954-06-18

William Maners states his belief that he is the product of his thoughts, and describes his process to replace past negative thoughts with positive ones. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  Old Creed in a New World 1954-06-18

Dag Hammarskjold, Secretary General of the United Nations, describes his beliefs in the value of self-sacrifice and service to country and humanity, in the equality of individuals, in the importance of intellectual honesty, and in the rewards of selfless love and duty. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  Antidote for War 1954-06-18

Ben Burman describes his beliefs in the value of kindness, the importance of striving for artistic excellence, and the utility of humor as an anecdote to pretension and tyranny. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  Laugh, Love and Lift 1954-06-18

Mary Martin describes how an Episcopalian minister and a school teacher gave her the encouragement she needed to build integrity and to pursue her dreams of acting, and recounts an experience in which she lost her voice, but found the strength to recover in a matter of days in time for a major performance, despite some doctor's predictions. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  A Live Wire

Victor Andrade, Bolivian Ambassador to the United States, describes how he explained the concept of electricity to his son, and states his beliefs that the soul, like electricity, is an unseen force; that a moral order exists; that happiness must be based on immaterial, rather than material, means; and that all individuals are equal. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  To Sound the Notes of Human Passion

Agnes Moorehead describes her beliefs in the efficacy of prayer, the joy of self-improvement, the necessity of truth, the challenges of an acting career, and the responsibility of an individual to live an honest life. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  A Friend Fights

Paul Douglas, U.S. Senator (Illinois) and Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Chicago, describes his belief that he must work towards achieving a "fellowship of friends," spreading love and good-will in his community and the world, but that armed restistance to groups such as the Nazis and Communists is justified. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  I Agree with a Pagan

Arnold Toynbee, Professor of International History at the University of London, Director of Studies in the Royal Institute of International Affairs and Director of Research of the Foreign Office, describes his belief that human beings have no certain knowledge of right and wrong, yet must still attempt to live life unselfishly, and his belief that love provides life with purpose. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  Standing Fast in Liberty

Adlai Stevenson, Governor of Illinois, describes his beliefs in generosity, in liberty, in the rights of man, in God's goodness and protection, in liberalism, in individualism, in freedom of conscience, in diversity and the right to dissent, and in open-mindedness. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  The Chase

Arthur Connell, National Commander of the American Legion, describes his belief that every human being has a purpose from God and the potential to do good, and that every circumstance happens for a reason, even the death of his only daughter. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  Ten Black Seconds

Archibald Davison, Professor of Music at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard Glee Club, recounts a childhood experience in which he shut the door on a man who had come to the house in search of work, and describes his belief in the importance of weighing his actions and words carefully and avoiding the unnecessary infliction of pain. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  All-Out and a Little Extra

Phillip Read, Chairman of the Board at General Electric, describes his belief that, even if life continues after death, individuals should still work to make the most of their time on earth, striving to achieve excellence in their activities and to experience the joy that comes from serving others. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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collapse This I Believe/Series 12/Side 12, XTV21526

10" Reel. Job#119430. No date is available for this reel.
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  Finding Security in Fundamental Freedoms

Margaret Chase Smith, U.S. Senator (Maine), describes the beliefs which make the discouragment of political work worthwhile: a belief in an individual's God-given purpose and rights, such as the right to consideration and courtesy from others, the right to criticize constructively, the right honestly to hold unpopular beliefs, the right to protest orderly, and the right of independent thought. Audio also contains advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  This I Believe

Frank Lloyd recounts how he met his wife through a series of events, and describes his beliefs that trying to flout God's rule leads to disappointment and regret and that human beings are created in God's image with an innate sense of religion and understanding of right and wrong.
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  This I Believe

Robb Sagendorph, publisher of "Yankee" magazine and the "Old Farmer's Almanac", describes how his beliefs have deepened since he was young, and states his beliefs that humans are made significant because of their relationship to God, that life is everlasting, and that children have a closer understanding of life than adults.
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  This I Believe

Thyra Winslow describes how happy her life has been thus far, and states her beliefs in the importance of curiosity, flexibility, faith, and love.
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collapse This I Believe/Series 12/Side 13, XTV21527

10" Reel. Job#119430. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Reginald Orcutt, the Vice President for Overseas of the Mergenthaler Linotype Company, explains how he developed his own belief in humanism and believes in always being open to truth and always sharing truth.
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  This I Believe

Ernest Macmillan, Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Dean of Music at Toronto University and Principal of the Toronto Conservatory, describes the importance of life in the world and its immaterial mystery and his belief that one must find purpose in life and enjoy it as best one can to glorify God.
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  This I Believe

James McVey refelcts on vlaues as he matures and makes note of the ones that remain firm, such as the Golden Rule, and tells how happiness is the fruit of a simple life.
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  This I Believe

Instructor of world literature and effective writing at the University of Baltimore, Ray Montgomery describes his belief that there is God in all men and that people must strive to find this inner God to create a better world in which people can live peacefully together in equality and cooperation.
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collapse This I Believe/Series 12/Side 14, XTV21528

10" Reel. Job#119430.
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  This I Believe

Otto Kruger describes his beliefs and faith in God and his consequent transformation, as a result of his beliefs, from a gullible person who enjoyed gossip to a more thoughtful, reasoned debater.
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  This I Believe

Alfred Benesch, member of the Cleveland Board of Education, describes the inspiration for his dedication to his community and some of the rewards in addition to why it is important for him and other people to engage in social and community service to.
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  This I Believe

Nursery school director Rose Alschuler describes the many essential beliefs she would like to impart to her children and adds that it is important for people to act on their beliefs in order to improve one's political and social life and remove cynicism.
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  This I Believe

Ronald Kurtz, Electronic Technician in the United States Navy, describes many of his beliefs; his optimism for the future, the value of courage, the beauty of nature and God, reasons for his sentimnetal nature, and his connection to family.
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10" Reel. Job#-.
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  This I Believe

Irving Fineman reads his poem, "For a Child" and explains why he feels it is a parents duty to create a better world and why to do so one needs science and faith together.
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  This I Believe

Edwin Earle recounts a lesson from a painting instructor at art school and the impact they had on him later in life when coping with his blindess and other adversity.
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  This I Believe

Arthur Motley, president and publisher of Parade magazine, describes his expereince wathcing "Death of a Salesman" and his reaction ot the portrayal the negative portrayal of salesman and why he believes salesman and selling are synonymous with change, progress, action and is like life in miniature.
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  This I Believe

Wilfred Penfield, Rhodes scholar, professor of neurology at McGill University and director of the Montreal Neurological Institute, describes his feeling of purpose and destiny when his boat was torpedoed during World War I and the relationship between science and religion.
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  This I Believe

Claire Wilson, President of Vernon Oil and Gas Company, talks about his optimism and faith, his belief in the responsibility of the individual to improve themselves for thegood of society, altruism, and the impact of meditation and trips to the mountains on his serenity and peace of mind.
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  This I Believe, XTV21531

10" Reel. Job#-.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV21532

10" Reel. Job#-. "805931 Job 6578" written on reel.
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  Freedom and a Piece of String

Conyers Read enumerates some of his beliefs, such as the ability to concern one's self only with that which one can control; the importance of creative abilities and freedom of thought; and standards of right and wrong. Audio also includes an advertisement for a "This I Believe" book.
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  Nietzsche Stands Condemned

Florence Allen, Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, explains her worry over the "deterioration of the human spirit" and her belief that faith and intelligence and the fair application of law may restore the human spirit and through law create a peacful planet. Audio includes an advertisement for "This I Believe" book.
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  This I Believe and Promo, XTV21597 and XTV21598

10" Reel. Job#-. Reel is empty. "51" written on reel cover.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV16106 1951-11-26 -- 1952-11-26

10" Reel. Job#113067
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  The Human Equation 1951-11-26

Swarthmore College classicist Susan Parker Cobbs believes, as Socrates did, that the unexamined life is not worth living. Cobbs says all people have goodness within them, which can be expressed where there is freedom, faith and truth.
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

John Kelly tells the story of his disqualification from the Diamond Sculls rowing competition for having apprenticed as a bricklayer and the resulting hope to meet Beresford, the Diamond Sculls champion, in the Olympics to compete against him for the Gold Medal. Kelly concludes that he believes his failures are the most important memories he holds.
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  The World's Greatest Force 1951-11-26

Dore Schary lists some of the beliefs he has acquired over the course of his life; the importance of family, equality of people, respect for law, democracy, patriotism, and concludes by describing the importance of wisdom to the past, present and future of the human race.
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  If I Were a Dictator 1952-11-26

Quentin Reynolds explains why he would first burn the Bible if he were a dictator: the Bible is the source of democracy and its stories tell of the power of individuality and non-conformity which make a dictatorship impossible, according to Reynolds.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV16109 1951-11-26

10" Reel. Job# 113067. [side includes small white sticker with black cross, meaning unknown]
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

Harry Blake describes a conversation with his sons in which they discuss the need for faith, hope, and charity to attain a succesful and happy life.
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  A Reporter Quotes His Sources 1951-11-26

While reporting from Germany during Nazi rule, radio commentator William L. Shirer learned the value of tolerance and freedom and was inspired by people's ability to retain their faith and will to live in the face of attrocities. Shirer believes that mans resilience, especially during times of war, comes from having a rich inner life of reflection and contemplation.
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  Guarding the Gift of Freedom 1951-11-26

Lucius D. Clay describes being inspired by the German people's desire for democracy following World War II and believes that all people want peace and liberty and also believes freedom is a privilege given by God, and one that must be carefully guarded by all citizens and he calls upon Americans to make this country one that provides equal opportunities for all.
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

Charles Bennett explains the importance of loyalty in Congress and in combat and also believes that individuals must repent for one's sins and develop strong faith to make the world a peaceful place.
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10" Reel. Job# 113067
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  The Hole in the Enemy's Armor 1951-11-26

Lewis Hoskins recalls a time when he was taken prisoner by a chinese soldier while providing humanitarian aid and his ability to find a common humanity and brotherliness with his captor that disarmed the fear and violence of the situation.
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  Spiritual Handholds on Life 1951-11-26

Fred Fagg recalls a moment when his life was saved by a handhold at the edge of a cliff and uses this story to explain the importance of his own "spiritual handholds."
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  Roll Away the Stone 1951-11-26

Writer Pearl S. Buck finds her faith in humanity to be stronger than ever, shares her affinity for life, and believes that cooperation can solve the worlds problems.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV16111 1951-11-26

10" Reel. Job# 113067 [side of original box includes small white sticker with black cross, meaning unknown
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  My Father's Evening Star 1951-11-26

Justice Douglas explains his father's last words and why faith, like his father's, is necessary to ensure freedom and guide people and nations through difficult times.
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  A Straight Wall Is Hard to Build 1951-11-26

Lou Crandall uses the analogy of construction to describe his belief that young people are foundations upon which a strong, straight character must be built, and looks to Biblical characters for examples of steadfast integrity.
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  The Road of Sanity and Morality 1951-11-26

Harold Evans recalls his relationship with Count Bernadotte who was assasinated while a Mediator on a U.N. peace keeping effort, and compares him with President Abraham Lincoln as two men with conviction, faith and integrity and examples of the type of individuals people can look up to to create prosperity and peace in the world for everyone.
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  The Thread of Permanence 1951-11-26

William Zorach believes that people have had their faith strained and that it is important to get in touch with one's creative ability to communcate and define one's feelings in order to progress towards a world of happiness and prosperity.
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10" Reel. Job# 113068 [side includes small white sticker with black cross, meaning unknown] [MAJOR RESTORATION NEEDED]
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

Laurence Sharples describes the essential beliefs he tries to live by; keep active and busy, educate his heart and have empathy, remain honest, and create something positive to leave behind.
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

Susan Savage talks about the impact the death of her mother had on her and her beliefs.
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

Monroe Deustch expresses his belief that the sentiment of brotherhood between people could solve many of the world's problems and also expresses his belief that there is a greater power in the world that has created the Universe and that this power is immortal just as the spirit of people is immortal as well.
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10" Reel. Job# 113068
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  A Ball to Roll Around 1951-11-26

Robert Allman explains why losing his sight endowed him with an appreciation for life and how he learned to believe in himself and adapt and adjust to reality.
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  Give Part of Yourself Away 1951-11-26

Harold Taylor expresses his beliefe in the essential goodness of people and their natures and describes his philosophy that that, quality of life and faith in the future is a consequence of developing this goodness to live in harmony with other people.
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  Walk Clean Around the Hill 1951-11-26

Daryl Zanuck explains that the virtues he learned in his boyhood in Nebraska, charity and loyalty, are still the fundamental virtues that are most important in his life.
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  The Job of Citizenship 1951-11-26

Genevieve B. Earle remembers the surprise of seeing poverty as a child and how she developed a belief in the benefits of a strong government to promote laws and provide for its citizens although she says that can only happen when the people are engaged as active, equal partners in the work of a city.
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10" Reel. Job# 113068
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

Elon Borton envies his fathers unwavering faith in God and explains his own evolving faith in God; that He has a plan and a purpose for everyone.
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  Doing the Simple Tasks 1951-11-26

Susie Jones believes spiritual fulfillment comes from attending to the mundane chores of daily life and describes her belief in the fundamental goodness of people her desrie to be one with God.
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

Bennet Schauffler talks about the importance of keeping active in order to find happiness, that if one enjoys what one is doing and works at it one has no time, or inclination, to argue or fight with others. boredom and inactivity have led people to conflict and materialistic greed.
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10" Reel. Job# 113068
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

Louis Trilling talks about how beliefs change, particularly as one changes, and what is important is that one does have beliefs to follow and that for one to be happy and content one should believe in something outside of oneself.
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

R.Gopolakrishnan describes his awareness, upon coming to America, that the beliefs and dreams of Americans are the same as those of the people of India and that the desire for peace, liberty, brotherhood and cooperation are not limited by national borders.
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10" Reel. Job#113068
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  Don't Step Out of Character 1951-11-26

Virginia Sale believes that to have a succesful and happy life it is important to do good for others in all things and to do this she tries to remember to act always as one of God's children.
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

Bob Evans explains his belief in the individual and the individual's responsibility to oneself, to one's community, and to one's God, emphasizing the importance of equality, self respect and the Ten Commandments.
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  A Lesson Learned at Midnight 1951-11-26

James Du Pont explains his belief that life is difficult but people are strong, although complicated by being both good and bad, and to be good one must be humble, compassionate and have faith.
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10" Reel. Job# 113068
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

Bradford Smith describes his fascination with the universe and its creation and the importance of creativity in life, bith in general and in a person's life, and that one must develop this creativity through social connections, democracy and love.
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  You Have to Water the Plant 1951-11-26

Leland Stowe talks about his experiences around the world meeting different people and the similarities he saw and how his expereinces convinced him that everyone should try to undestand other people and act with comapsiion and empathy.
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

Frank Totton describes the meaning he finds in life as a result of his religious faith and belief that God works through man which encourages and enables him to support and aid others.
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  The Law of Shared Investment 1951-11-26

Bonaro Overstreet talks about her doubt and her one certain belief, that we must all act towards one another with good will and kindness because people are intimately connected and the notion of individuality is a misperception.
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

Reverend Irvin Underhill believes that good things can come out of adversity when one keeps faith and he recalls an experience in Africa in which fear and danger led him to peace and tranquility.
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  This I Believe 1951-11-26

Althea Hottel remembers an influential poem and advice from her grandmother and how these things have shaped her and impacted her experience in life and religion.
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  Dictators Cannot Kill It 1951-12-07

Harold Stassen describes Albert Schweitzer's life and his philosophy of "reverance for life," and from this explains why people yearn for freedom and dictatorships can never stop this yearning.
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  This I Believe 1951-12-07

Anne Eristoff does not believe the concept of Hell should be a motivating factor for good behavior but rather believes that incentive should come from wanting to be a part of the natural harmony of the world through goodness, truth and beauty.
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  This I Believe 1951-12-07

Edwin Lukas speaks about the importance of tolerance and respect for other people, cultures and races and the negative impact prejudice can have on an individual and a community.
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  This I Believe 1951-12-07

David Richie mentions a social experiment he tried in which he behaved selfishly one week and selflessly the following, what he discovered is that he felt better when acting selflessly and he believes now that good deeds can only be accomplished through good means.
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10" Reel. Job# 113132 [on a side of box, small white sticker with black inverted T, meaning unknown
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  This I Believe 1951-12-07

Anne Donaldson describes her beliefs in the loving Fatherhood of God, the brotherhood of humanity, the triumph of good over evil, and the development of God's Kingdom through the efforts of individuals working with God's help for social reform.
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  This I Believe 1951-12-07

Nicholas Norton describes his belief that beauty is the basic tenant which makes his life feel secure, that religion ought to lead to a feeling of beauty, and that he would be willing to fight and die to prevent oppression and preserve freedom.
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  This I Believe 1951-12-07

Frank Koegler, Executive Vice President of Doehler-Jarvis, describes how he was forced to accept responsibility at an early age because of the death of his father, and how he came to view responsibility as a privilege rather than an obligation.
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  This I Believe 1951-12-07

Edgar Scott describes his beliefs that the universe was created by God, that God is loving and in control of events, that the existence of evil does not negate the existence of God but rather teaches us important life lessons, that what happens after death is still an "unsolved puzzle," and that individuals must surrender to the things in life which are too big for them to dominate.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV17168 1952-05-02

10" Reel. Job#114111
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  Man Is Like a Fruit Tree 1952-05-02

Elmer Bobst, President of Warner-Hudnut Incorporated, describes his 82-year-old friend Bernard Baruch, and describes his belief that long life and happiness are achieved through the act of remaining productive, even after retirement.
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  I Was Meant to Be Something 1952-05-02

Margery Brown describes her beliefs in God, in the existence of a soul, in the satisfaction of contributing to life, and in the value of humility.
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  Discovery in a Thunderstorm 1952-05-02

Nelson Glueck, president of Hebrew Union College, Jewish Institute of Religion, recounts an experience in which he tried but failed to out-pedal a rain storm while cycling through the countryside, and describes how this experience helped form his belief that he should never try to run from difficult life circumstances.
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10" Reel. Job# 114111 [side cover includes small white sticker, with black bar, meaning unknown]
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  Twice I Sought Death 1952-05-02

Founder and Executive Director of the National Committee on Alcoholism, Marty Mann describes her experience with alcoholism, and states her beliefs that suffering is universal but can be used to teach life lessons and that she is uniquely suited to help the suffering of alcoholics.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-02

Sir Philip Joubert, Director of Public Relations in the Air Ministry, describes his beliefs in the goodness of humans, in the importance of self-sacrifice and duty, and in the uncertainty of believing in the simple faith of the past.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV17170 1952-05-02

10" Reel. Job#114111 [little white sticker with black bar on side, meaning unknown]
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  This I Believe 1952-05-02

Gillie Potter states his belief in the power of wit and "foolishness" to communicate truth, and describes his belief that his task is to bring merriness back to a modern zeitgeist that is currently devoid of humor.
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  A Sort of Unselfish Selfishness 1952-05-02

Ward Greene charts a timeline of faith through an individual's lifetime--accepting as a child, intense as a young adult, and uncertain in middle age--and describes his beliefs in simple truths such as the Golden Rule.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV17176 1952-05-23

10" Reel. Job#114112
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  This I Believe 1952-05-23

L.A. Pittenger, president emeritus of Ball State University's Teacher College, describes how his faith was challenged by tragedies and illness, but ultimately strengthened, and he states his beliefs in a creator, in the ultimate order of events, in the thereaputic effects of nature, in the importance of the family, and in the necessity of repaying one's community with service.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-23

Viscountess Astor recounts growing up in Virginia and being influenced by the faith of her African American nurse, and states her belief that the English-speaking people are the hope of the world because the Bible has been translated into their common language, that individuals don't start life on an equal plane because of socioeconomic disadvantages, that one needs the doctrine of the fatherhood of God in order to believe in the brotherhood of humanity, that Mary Eddy Baker's vision has brought healing, and that Christ's message will bring peace on Earth.
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  This I Believe 1952-05-23

Roger Williams describes his belief that the modern age needs to balance its achievements in science and technology with wisdom and the foresight to anticipate the impact that innovations will have upon daily living.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV18158 1952-08-25

10" Reel. Job# 115568 [little white sticker with black bar on side - meaning unknown
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  My Faith Abides 1952-08-25

Clyde Hoey, former North Carolina U.S. Senator and Governor, describes how his faith in God helped him to overcome childhood fears of walking home in the dark, and supported him through life's challenges, a happy marriage, and the death of his spouse.
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  An Optimist Pleads Guilty 1952-08-25

Joe Mickle, President of the Centenary College of Louisiana, describes his enthusiasm for life and his gratitude for the sacrifices of previous generations, and states his belief that gratitude is linked to action, i.e., that an individual who is grateful lives to please God.
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  I Wish I Could Believe 1952-08-25

Cecil Day Lewis, Chair of Poetry at Oxford University, describes faith as the core of an individual's being, and states his faith (defined thusly) as the creation of poems.
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10" Reel. Job#115568 [incomplete, do not use]
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  This I Believe 1952-08-25

Carl Byers, Superintendent of Parma City Schools, describes his beliefs in using intelligent change to create an optimistic future and in living his life in a way that makes others happy to see him come rather than glad to see him go.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-25

Lt. Col. George Stewart, Air Force Interpreter of American Life and Culture to the British Armed Forces, describes how he developed a moral code based on friendliness, and explains how his faith in people developed because of his neighbors' friendliness, and how Jesus demonstrated God's friendliness during His time on earth.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV18165 1952-08-29

10" Reel. Job#115567 [front cover, handwritten note: TIB Reel 8]
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  This I Believe 1952-08-29

Mary Belden, president and treasurer of Belden Frosting Company, describes her beliefs in the brotherhood of individuals, the need for tolerance, the importance of listening to the other side of an argument, the dignity of human beings, the need to remember the past, and her confidence that Christianity will triumph over other philosophies, dispelling fear and uncertainty.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-29

William Joyce, founder of Joyce Incorporated, Shoe Manufacturers, describes how the deaths of his brother and son led him to conclude that he could only have faith in God's purposes rather than demand an explanation of His actions.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-29

Andrew Holmstrom, Mayor of Worcester, MA and Vice President of the Norton Company, describes being raised by Swedish-born parents, recites a Swedish prayer and its English translation, and describes how he has passed that heritage of faith and traditions to his own children and grandchildren.
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  I Dont Play to the Grandstand 1952-08-29

Bobby Doerr, second baseman for the Boston Red Sox, describes his belief that it is better to help his teammates through simple actions than to make a flashy play that only causes problems for the team.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV18167 1952-08-29

10" Reel. Job# 115567
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  This I Believe 1952-08-29

Magnus Kristoffersen describes how reading has shaped his life, and describes the lessons he has derived from stories: from Sutton Vane's Outward Bound, he has learned that he must give a final account of his actions, and from Selma Lagerlof's Jerusalem, he has learned that trying to save one's life at the expense of others merely backfires in the end.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-29

Joshua Lea describes his beliefs (based on the book of Ecclesiastes) that an afterlife would be a surprise but not an unpleasant one; that humanity is not inherantly sinful, but only its inventions; that liberty is essential to allow individuals to live by their own decisions; and that it is his responsibility to exercise his intellect, curiosity, and reason.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-29

Headmaster of St. Paul Academy, John DeQuedville Briggs describes his beliefs in honesty, trustworthiness, and the Golden Rule; and explains how his experience of other people living by these beliefs provides him hope for the future, despite the prevailing spirit of pessimism.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-29

Harry Schacter, president of the Kaufman-Straus Company, describes his belief in fighting for social justice: though one individual might not make a difference, he still has a right to choose the side upon which he fights.
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10" Reel. Job# 115567 [incomplete]
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  This I Believe 1952-08-29

Ohio state senator Catherine Dobbs describes her beliefs that the Golden Rule teaches her how to live life, that nature's laws underlie the basic circumstances of life, that individuals are created in the image of God, that human nature is capable of great kindness and great cruelty, and that personal freedom is a right which comes from God.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-29

Galen Jones, an official in the Office of Education of the Federal Security Agency, describes his belief in the digity of human personality, in the existence of free will, and in the responsibility of individuals to make their own choices in life.
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  This I Believe 1952-08-29

George Higginbotham, president of the Consolidation Coal Company, describes his "principle of kindness" (a resolve to avoid hurting others), his "principle of self-analysis" (a process of self-reflection which determines personal faults and ways in which to overcome them), and his "principle of tolerance" (a belief that because God is compassionate and forgiving, he should be as well).
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10" Reel. Job# 115569
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  This I Believe 1952-09-02

Laura Crandon of the Horace Mann School for the Deaf states her belief that the world's problems could be addressed if individuals viewed humanity as an interconnected society in which each individual has a part to play.
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  This I Believe 1952-09-02

Leonard Simons describes his beliefs that satisfaction comes from helping others, that the list of charitable organizations he has helped is just as important as his list of paying clients, that he is fortunate to live a useful life, that any money beyond what is needed for his family's security is devoted to helping others, and that serving others is troublesome, but a source of fun, as well.
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  This I Believe 1952-09-02

Martin Littleton describes an experience in which he flunked a college exam rather than give in to the temptation to cheat, and how that lesson in integrity provided the framework for living a life of personal, inner satisfaction.
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  This I Believe 1952-09-02

Elizabeth Coker describes how an accident left her face disfigured, and the how the process of exerting extra effort to overcome her self-consciousness developed a love for people, a respect for tolerance, and a joy in laughter.
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  This I Believe, XTV18282 1952-09-29

10" Reel. Job# 115818 [front cover handwritten note: "This 1 Reel (2)]
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10" Reel. Job#116096 [small white sticker with black bar, meaning unknown]
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  Turning a Valley of Tears into Paradise 1952-11-21

Maria Trapp describes how she and her husband attempted to understand the Gospels' instructions to "become like little children"; and, observing their own children, came to the conclusion that children live whole-heartedly in the present without worrying about the past or future.
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  This I Believe 1952-11-21

John Sinclair, president of the National Industrial Conference Board, describes his belief that faith in an immortal soul, prayer, knowledge of the truth, and humility will help him overcome discouragement, cynicism, and the fear of death.
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  This I Believe 1952-11-21

Poetry editor of The American Friend, E. Merrill Root describes an experience of crossing the Atlantic under threat of submarine attack, and realizing, in the midst of fear, that life contains incredible beauty.
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  No Dream Is Impossible 1952-11-21

Julie Adams (also called Julia Adams) describes her decision to pursue acting, and the small inner voice that guides her through disappointments, criticism, failures, and success.
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10" Reel. Job# 116097 [little white sticker on side with black bar - meaning unknown]. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

H.C. Carlson, director of Men's Student Health Service and Varsity Basketball Coach at the University of Pittsburgh, describes the rewards he experiences through serving others and accomplishing simple tasks, and states his belief that the people with whom he comes into contact deserve the best he has to offer them.
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  The Dignity of Man

Roger Ansell, associate editor of Holiday Magazine, describes his belief in the need for skepticism rather than arrogant certainty, in his hope that civilization will advance through the current anxious age, in the importance of seeing society's maturation as a point yet to come in the future, in the realization of the humanity of others, and in the refreshing openness of children.
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  This I Believe

Fran Warren describes the start of her career as a professional singer, her belief that people are instinctively nice, her gratitude for her faithful fans, and the responsibility she feels as a celebrity in the public eye.
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  This I Believe

Lord Kemsley describes his beliefs in the importance of family life, home-made entertainment, and self-reliance.
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10" Reel. Job# 116097 [backside stamp: (smudged) 89913]. No date is available for this reel.
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  Love and the Unceasing Wonder of Life

Mr. and Mrs. Hale, having been married for a long time, talk of the imminent death that will separate them as they age, and inspite of the expected grief they will continue to see life with excitement and wonder, and remind all of the importance to have compassion for everyone.
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  This I Believe

Vern Knudsen, Dean of the graduate division at UCLA, explains uses his work in acoustics and science as the basis for his belief in the importance of honesty, truth, and integrity to live a good, happy life, and also provides an example from the field of acoustics to demonstrate his point.
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  This I Believe

Signe Hasso tells the parable of a painter attempting to create his masterpiece to describe her belief in the importance of refraining from judgement since it is impossible to know and understand the complicated events that bring a person to any moment or place in their life.
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  This I Believe

Werner Herbert, Head of Werner Textile Consultants, would like to add an eleventh commandment; to be kind to everyone. He also explains why kindess is important and how followinf this commandment has positively affected his life.
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10" Reel. Job# 116098 [on side of box, little white sticker with black bar - meaning unknown]. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Sir Gerald Barry, Director General of the Festival of Britain, talks about the changes in the world after World War II, his relationship to christianity and his belief that there is no life after death and so one must appreciate and live one's own life to the fullest extent.
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  This I Believe

Ralph Strebel, Academic dean of Utica College, talks about his early childhood and his awareness of class and his youthful epiphany that one should have pride in oneself for who they are, not where they come from, and how this realization supports his belief in equality and democracy. He also talks about the need to develop a more spiritual philosophy in the world and abandon the materialistic philosophy that he believes is pervasive.
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  This I Believe

Ned Dearborn, president of the National Safety Council and former dean of the Division of General Education at New York University, talks about the importance of faith in overcoming adversity and describes the many things in which he places faith, such as religion, the goodness of people, himself, and he concludes by describing his faith in faith itself.
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  This I Believe

Joseph Szigeti describes his efforts to avoid being stereotyped and remaining authentic to himself and also the obligation one has to work with and help other people.
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  This I Believe

Edith Nelson talks about learning the Golden rule early in life, the impact teaching has had on her life and the importance of kindness, friends and families when struggling through adversity.
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  This I Believe

Arthur Dodineau, superintendent of Detroit Public Schools, talks about the foundational experiences he had as a boy growing up on a farm in rural Michigan, and his faith in teachers, religion and the future of the United States.
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  This I Believe

Mary Draper, a meber on the boards of Brooklyn Bureau of Social Service, Children's Aid Society, and Long Island University Hospital, describes her belief in equality and change as a positive force in the world and peoples lives, positive change she has seen in people through her work and she hopes for changes in the world that will bring peace and progress.
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  This I Believe

Alfred Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and former dean and trustee of the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania, explains his belief that we all perceive the world differently and so we need to try to approach one another with empathy, respect, and compassion, and that this attitude is particularly important in the American business world where people spend such a great deal of time and attention.
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  This I Believe, XTV19560 1953-05-15

10" Reel. Job# 117546
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  This I Believe, XTV19563 1953-05-15

10" Reel. Job#117548
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  This I Believe, XTV19564 1953-05-15

10" Reel. Job# 117548
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  This I Believe, XTV19565 1953-05-15

10" Reel. Job# 117548
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  This I Believe, XTV19566 1953-05-15

10" Reel. Job#117548
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  This I Believe, XTV19571 1953-05-15

10" Reel. Job# 117549
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10" Reel. Job# (missing)
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  This I Believe

Robert Cleland, head of the Research Group of the Huntington Library, describes a time in his life in which he was distraught and took a trip along the Colorado river with friends. The beauty he saw during the trip, Robert Cleland says, reinspired his life and faith.
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  This I Believe

Jay Kennedy speaks of growing up as a young, homeless orphan and the important lesson of survival, and staying alive, that he learned and still lives by, although tempered by the knowledge that to fully develop one must do so within the context of reltionships with others.
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  This I Believe

Marie Neal-Martin, Editor and publisher of the Western Reserve Democrat, describes how she inherited from her mother and grandmother her beliefs in people, the Golden Rule, her country, and God by describing her mother's attitude in adversity and her grandmother's life after the Civil War.
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  This I Believe

CBS quizmaster Bob Hawk belives in humility and like Charles Lamb he likes to do good deeds without taking credit. However, he also describes some of the satisfaction he takes from doing good deeds and posits that a little selfishness is not a bad thing when done for the right reasons, what he calls "selfish humility."
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  The Soundest Investment of All

C. Jared Ingersoll, Director of the Pennsylvania Railway, describes the tragic loss of his wife and son and how he persevered through tragedy to find happiness in life again as a result of his faith and belief in an afterlife and the value and enjoyment he finds from being kind and generous. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
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  This I Believe

Phyllis Parker is reminded of a saying she was fond of as a child, "love conquers all" and describes the good and sometimes bad results that have come of love. She also compares love to electricity, a flow of energy, and says that if we could all harness love and direct it wisely the world could be a much better place without prejudice. In addition, this essay contains an advertisement for a This I Believe LP album.
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  This I Believe

Hugh Lyon, former Headmaster of Rugby School, talks about God and man and explains that the noble qualities of man, such as love, and vlaor and heroism, prove that he must be the children of God, and God gives life meaning and purpose. In addition, this essay contains an advertisement for a This I Believe LP album.
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10" Reel. Job# (missing)
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  This I Believe

Holgar Johnson, President of the Institute of Life Insurance, explains the importance of adapting to change for progress, and lists some of his beliefs such as: faith in honesty of people, respect for people, the importance of compassion, taking action for one's self, and the belief in a higher power. This essay also contains an advertisement for a This I Believe LP album.
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  This I Believe

Stan Kenton is concerned with the development of humanity and he describes the need for growth and change for positive development to progress in all aspects of a person's life and also explains that everyone participates and contributes something to the development of humanity and his contributions and own developments are through music. This essay also contains an advertisement for a This I Believe LP album.
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  This I Believe

Raymond Allen, Chancellor of UCLA, describes the impact his family had on teaching him responsibility and other beliefs such as the necessity of family and describes the beliefs he holds close, such as the importance of kindness,the perfectabiloity of man, the need for faith and freedom to worship, and the value of creativity. This essay also contains an advertisement for a This I Believe LP album.
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  This I Believe

Charles Turner, 37th Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, compares life to a navigation in that everyone begins life in a specific spot and situation and the travels toward an unkown destination, using what ever tools we have acquired in life to give direction; from this he adds that it is important to keep your awareness in the present and do the task at hand. This essay also contains an advertisement for a This I Believe LP album.
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10" Reel. Job# (missing) [front cover includes "Empty Box" sticker]. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Harry Dietrich describes how his family background, his teachers, and the tools and techniques invented by doctors of previous generations have all equipped him to achieve healing more effectively than ever before, and his belief that his responsibility is to help dispel fear in his patients.
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  This I Believe

Norman Angell describes his belief that evil will triumph over good in society unless indviduals recognize their own personal capacity for evil and strive to overcome this tendency through self-discipline.
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  This I Believe

Dwight Taylor describes his belief that science cannot answer the question of "Why?" and that, until individuals learn to live in gratitude and wonder at the miracle of life, humans will not learn to live peacefully with one another.
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  This I Believe

Alfred Drake describes his belief that life is like a tight-rope act he witnessed as a child: that individuals are constantly wavering between good and evil in an upward fight against gravity, but ultimately good will win.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20460 1953-11-11

10" Reel. Job# 118431 [side of box includes small white sticker with two black bars -meaning unknown; cover of box includes "Empty Box" sticker]
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Joe McNeil describes his beliefs in a God who created and watches over the universe, and in the power of preparing youth to impact their communities in tangible ways, no matter how seemingly small or insignificant.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Norman Cousins describes his beliefs in both the individuality of the self and the unity of all humanity, as well as in a moral order derived from universal order; therefore, the poverty of others impacts his own condition, and he works to alleviate social problems.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Clement Reicher recounts a short allegory he wrote as a child which formed the basis for his belief that love must be personal (not idea-driven) and unpossessive, in order to increase and lead ultimately to happiness.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Henry Houghton describes his childhood experiences of visiting his grandparents' Quaker meetings, and how those experiences led to a belief in an inner voice which provides moral direction.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20462 1953-11-11

10" Reel. Job# 118431 [on side of box, small white sticker with two black bars - meaning unknown; cover includes a sticker "Empty Box"]
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Viola Livingston describes the influence her grandmother had on her beliefs in courage, faith, integrity, honor, service, and love of others; and she explains how these beliefs influenced her decision to go to Korea with the Department of the Army.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Lord Vansittart describes his belief that there is no compromise possible between good and evil, and that an individual must make a stand against evil.
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  This I Believe 1953-11-11

Helen Winston describes her experiences of trying to become an actress--working as a waitress in order to study people--and states her beliefs that there is a little bit of godliness in every person, that individuals have a basic impulse towards virtue, and that it is important to value the beauty and love available in the present moment.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20761 1954-01-15

10" Reel. Job# 118686 [Original box includes sticker "Empty Box"]
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Mrs. Arthur Seymour describes her belief in the power of offering friendship to lonely women, and her attempts to do so.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Sir Evelyn Wrench describes how an encounter with extreme poverty shook his faith in God, and how an experience at the funeral service of King Edward VII restored that faith, as he became more inclusive in his beliefs and practices.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20762 1954-01-15

10" Reel. Job# 118686. [Original box includes sticker "Empty Box"]
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

David Maxwell-Fyfe describes his beliefs in the faith of a romantic--a faith with the conviction and idealism to address the problems of the age and which recognizes humanity's need for spiritual advancement, in addition to scientific and material advancement.
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  The Best Generation 1954-01-15

Howard Spalding describes his belief in a divine spark that exists within every person and which spurs creative invention and moral reasoning, and states his belief that happiness is achieved through the ability to use creative intelligence in the service of others.
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  My Faith Is Like a Circle 1954-01-15

Anne Rombeau describes her belief in the unity of nature and humanity, with each piece contributing as it freely chooses, and recounts an experience in which she overcame a physical ailment to continue her life of travel and flying. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
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collapse This I Believe, XTV20765 1954-01-15

10" Reel. Job# 118686 [original box included sticker "Empty Box"]
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Florence Bartlett describes how her belief in the unity of humanity developed during an encounter with Bedouins in the Sahara desert, and explains her decision to create a museum of folk art, which expresses that bond of unity between peoples.
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Hilda Yoder describes how she used to emphasize marriage and financial security, only to lose both her husband and home; she describes how she found purpose and healing in serving others; and she states her beliefs in virtues of kindness, forgiveness, simplicity, and humilty that are still practiced by children (and should be practiced by adults).
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  This I Believe 1954-01-15

Edith Sams describes how a childhood encounter with a handicapped individual inspired her to enter social work as a career, and her belief that the efforts of individuals can make an impact on the world.
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  Happiness Is Within My Reach 1954-01-15

Muhamma Farid Abu Hadid describes how he struggled to understand the meaning of life, until he realized that happiness was achievable only by stripping away constructed appearances and pursuing affection, cooperation, goodness, mercy, and justice.
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  This I Believe, XTV20765 1954-01-15

10" Reel. Job# 118686 [original box included sticker "Empty Box"]. Patent No. 2,571,133. Reel not digitized.
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10" Reel. Job# 119247 Series II Side 2 [Original box includes sticker "Empty Box"]. No date is available for this reel.
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  What Makes Me Feel Big

Frank Dobie describes his belief in those things that make him "feel big": he believes in a supreme Being, the value of questioning to avoid blind faith, and the importance of eliminating prejudice. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
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  This I Believe

Carlos Romulo describes his belief in being true to himself despite the cost, exemplified by his inability to be with his family while he operated the broadcast Voice of Freedom during WWII and in his decision to withdraw his candidacy for president of the Philippines in order to help a candidate who shared his values win the election.
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  I Am Just Beginning

Ella Mae Howey states her belief in a personal, loving God who provides abundant life opportunities, and describes how learning to manage her condition of hearing loss taught her to believe in her power to respond positively to life's challenges.
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  The People Know

Alfred Landon describes his belief in the ability of people to achieve monumental progress for society, and in the need to maintain a grasp of spiritual and moral truths in the midst of that progress.
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10" Reel. Job#119247 Series II Side 3 Incomplete; See ET9 [Original box includes sticker "Empty Box"]. No date is available for this reel.
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  Free Minds and Hearts at Work

Jackie Robinson describes his emotional response to the integration of baseball, and states his belief that humans can and must work to overcome prejudice and dogma.
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  This I Believe

Julius Stulman states his belief in the need for self-evaluation and describes his own practice of speculating on what values the future might require and subsequently living his life towards achieving those goals.
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  This I Believe

Lord Beveridge states his belief in "vicarious immortality" and in the value both in leaving a legacy of virtue and in following the legacy left by Christ the man.
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  This I Believe, XTV21522 1954-06-18

10" Reel. Job#119429 Series 12, Side 8 [sticker on original front of box states "Empty Box"]
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10" Reel. Job#119429. Series 12, Side 11. [sticker on original front of box marked "Empty Box"]. No date is available for this reel.
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  Eskimos Know Best

William Carlson, president of the State University of New York, describes how his experience of living with an Inuit family in Greenland disproved his belief of belonging to a superior race, and states his beliefs in the brotherhood of humanity, the virtue of patience, the need of self-evaluation, the unity of family, and the method of science. Contains a short advertisement for This I Believe book (this essay included in the book).
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  Action Is The Measure

Raymond Swing, an editor for "This I Believe," describes how the realization that most of his troubles were caused by ignorance led him to become more tolerant of others, and states his beliefs in his participation in the "All-Wisdom" of God, in his responsibility to change himself, and in the importance of extending to others the love and freedom which he desires for himself. Contains a short advertisement for This I Believe book (this essay included in the book).
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  Not from a Cloud Alone

Alfred Noyes describes his belief that the complexity of the world can only be attributed to God, and that the clearest revelation of God can be found by looking at the human soul. Contains a short advertisement for This I Believe book (this essay included in the book).
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  Music Is My Weapon

Henry Cowell describes his belief in music as a medium through which a composer may communicate a humanizing philosophy to others, and states his beliefs in the Golden Rule, equality, indvidualism, freedom, and the responsibility to behave ethically in exchange for participation in society. Contains a short advertisement for This I Believe book (this essay included in the book).
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10" Reel. Job# (missing). [Original box includes sticker marked "Empty Box"]. No date is available for this reel.
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  This I Believe

Louis Miller, director of the Jewish Memorial Hospital in New York City, remembers the important lesson he learned from his mother, to always help those in need, and describes how this led him to a career in hospital administration.
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  The Essence of Religion on Earth

Jonathan Daniels, editor of the News and Observer, relates a story from his religious upbrining about the remarkable testimonials told in his religious community and explains that equality of all men before God is what drew him to the Episcopalian Church.
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  This I Believe

Irene Adler, Senior in the College of Home Economic at Cornell University, discusses the importance of faith in her personal life and in society and explains why it gives her self-confidence to succeed and also why it enables people to work together in society.
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  This I Believe

Roger Phillips, publisher of World Magazine, describes the faith and values he inherited from his family and explains the value and influence of a mate and examines the many elements that make up a persons heritage.
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