Special Features

April 23, 2019

Simplicity

Leonardo da Vinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Some people choose to downsize their lives for spiritual reasons or out of concern for the environment. For others, the decision may be out of economic necessity. Whatever the reason, living...
April 15, 2019

Simply Say Hello

It's a very simple greeting, a way to break the ice, or a way to acknowledge someone's humanity. With what other word can we do so much? Click the links below to learn what these essayists have found about the...
March 25, 2019

Women In Activism

The original This I Believe and our revival of the series have featured a number of high-profile women working for progress in justice, equal rights, and other social issues. In honor of Women's History Month, click the links below to...
March 11, 2019

Dancing

The human body in motion is one of our oldest forms of creative expression. Whether it’s the grace of a pirouette, or the energy of breaking, popping, and locking, dancing can entertain and inspire. Click the links below to read...
March 4, 2019

At Home In New Orleans

The music, the neighborhoods, the food, and the people make New Orleans a one-of-a-kind American city. Whether you've lived there your whole life or only visited once, you know why people feel at home there. Click the links below to...
February 25, 2019

And the Oscar goes to…

For the original version of This I Believe, host Edward R. Murrow invited a number of accomplished actors to share their beliefs, many of whom were Academy Award winners and nominees. With the polished voices of classically trained actors, they...
February 18, 2019

GRAMMY Award Winners

From classical to rap, country to pop, music holds a special place in our hearts and memories. For those who make music, there are GRAMMY awards. Click the links below to hear the beliefs of these GRAMMY-Award-winning musicians. A Musician...
February 4, 2019

The Love We Choose

With Valentine’s Day approaching, pink and red flowers, cards, and candy are being sold in the name of love. As we consider all of the valentines in our lives—sweethearts, family, and even pets—this week, we are featuring a selection of...
January 28, 2019

The Ways We Love

With Valentine's Day approaching, this week we are featuring a selection of essays from our book, This I Believe: On Love, that illustrate the many facets of this most fundamental human emotion. Click the links below to read stories about...