This I Believe Beginning in 1951, radio pioneer Edward R. Murrow asked Americans from all walks of life to write essays about their most fundamental and closely held beliefs. Half a century later, NPR, Atlantic Public Media and This I Believe, Inc. are partnering to recreate 'This I Believe' on the air and online.
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This I Believe

Hear This I Believe essays from U.S. veterans.

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Smith reads her "This I Believe" essay.

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Two American presidents read their essays.

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Accomplishing Big Things In Small Pieces

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