Hearing "This I Believe" On Love46:25

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The long-running radio hit "This I Believe" asks what we believe about love.

Back in the 1950s, broadcast legend Edward R. Murrow invited Americans to share what they really believed in short essays for radio – and many did.

Listeners heard "This I Believe" from Jackie Robinson, Helen Keller, Harry Truman and many ordinary Americans.

In the last decade, "This I Believe" came back to the airwaves. And many Americans wanted to share what they believed about love.

Today we’re dipping in to those heartfelt beliefs – about new love, old love, love when things are tough.

“This I Believe” – and what we believe about love.
- Tom Ashbrook

Dan Gediman, executive director of “This I Believe,” a not-for-profit that engages people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. Essays from “This I Believe” aired on NPR from 2005-2009. He is co-editor of “This I Believe: On Love” and two other best-selling collections of essays from the radio show.

Mary Jo Gediman, co-editor with Dan Gediman and John Gregory of “This I Believe: On Love." She works to extend the reach of the program into schools, local communities, and houses of worship nationwide.

This program aired on February 14, 2011.