This I Believe: Philadelphia, our latest book, contains 30 essays from a contemporary This I Believe series that aired on public radio station WHYY, and 30 from Edward R. Murrow’s original radio series, which began as a local Philadelphia series on then-CBS affiliate WCAU.
Among the contemporary essays in the book are those from Liz Dow, President and CEO of Leadership Philadelphia; Helen Cunningham, Executive Director of the Fels Fund; Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Frank Fitzpatrick; James Harris, president of Widener University; U Penn Chaplain Dr. Charles Howard; Judge Frederica Massiah-Jackson; Mayor Michael Nutter; and attorney Sozi Tulante.
From Murrow’s 1950s radio series, we will include essays from prominent Philadelphians such as Walter Annenberg, Editor and Publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer; Cyril Fox, President of Fels & Co.; Paul Comly French, Executive Director of CARE; author Edith Hamilton; Lewis Hoskins, Executive Secretary of the American Friends Service Committee; Olympic Gold Medalist John B. Kelly, Sr.; Anthropologist Margaret Mead; Author James Michener; John Nason, President of Swarthmore College; stockbroker Theodore Roosevelt III; Sculptor Eliza Thayer; and Gilbert White, President of Haverford College.
You can order autographed copies of the book at a discounted price from our online store by clicking here.
How You Can Help
Our non-profit organization is seeking donations of any amount to help cover the costs of producing the book ($10,000). So far, we have already received pledges of $4,000 from several anonymous donors with Philadelphia roots, so we only have $6,000 to go! To inspire your support of this project, we have created a series of giving levels which will entitle you to certain benefits:
To make a donation, you can either click here, which will take you to an online donation form (where you should reference “This I Believe Philadelphia” in the Notes field), or you can mail your donation to:
This I Believe: Philadelphia
This I Believe, Inc.
323 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
Please make checks payable to This I Believe, Inc. Your donations are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows. Thank you for your support!
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