This I Believe on The Bob Edwards Show

Each week, This I Believe and Bob Edwards team up to showcase a new personal belief essay. The segments air Fridays on The Bob Edwards Show on Sirius XM satellite radio, and are repeated during Bob Edwards Weekend on public radio stations nationwide. These segments are also available as weekly podcasts.

September 24, 2009

No Dream Is Impossible

As a young girl growing up in Arkansas, Julia Adams longed to be an actress. Even though the odds were against her, she believed in the inner voice that encouraged her towards her dream – and it ultimately helped her find success in movies and television.
September 10, 2009

Friendship Is a Passport

Julien Bryan traveled the globe making movies about the world’s cultures. In spending time with people, Bryan came to believe that despite differences in politics and religion, we all share a desire for adequate food and shelter, honest work, justice, freedom and dignity.
September 4, 2009

The Proud People of a Proud Country

Labor leader James B. Carey is inspired by the words etched at the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses.” He believes that citizens find their strength when they work together in a spirit of honesty, faith, and freedom.
August 27, 2009

When Children Are Wanted

As a nurse, Margaret Sanger believed it was important to work not just for herself, but for greater good in the world. As a social activist, Sanger believed that all children should be wanted before they are conceived.
August 7, 2009

Do You Know Your Special Talent?

As a military wife, Anne Heywood lived in many different places and had more than 30 jobs. When she finally settled down in New York City, Heywood started a business to help other people change careers because she believed there was a right job for everyone.
July 30, 2009

Growth That Starts from Thinking

Instead of concerning herself with spiritual questions, former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt believes in facing life’s challenges by simply doing your best.
May 1, 2009


More than 50 years ago, three of the most powerful men in broadcasting developed the idea for a new radio program. The result was This I Believe, hosted by Edward R. Murrow. In the first installment of this new series, Bob Edwards and This I Believe Executive Producer Dan Gediman discuss the history of the series.