In Remembrance: Norman Corwin

Published: October 19, 2011
Photo by Nubar Alexanian

Poet, playwright and radio legend Norman Corwin died October 18 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 101 years old. During the 1930s and 1940s, Corwin produced some of the most celebrated dramas on radio. His work also spanned the stage, television, movies, books and teaching. In 2005, we were honored to feature Corwin’s This I Believe essay on our NPR series. He talked about the importance of simple acts of kindness and common courtesy, which he saw as the basis for building a stronger democracy and a better world.