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Summary

This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women is a collection of eighty essays which explore the faiths, beliefs, and personal motivations of their American contributors, from the famous to the unknown. The collection was edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman and was published in 2007.

The name of the book was taken from "This I Believe," a five-minute radio program hosted by journalist Edward R. Murrow, which aired on CBS Radio Network from 1951 to 1955. The show was relaunched by Allison and Gediman on National Public Radio in 2005. "This I Believe" encouraged guests to write short essays about their personal faith, the evolution of that faith, and the belief systems they use to guide them through their everyday lives. They would then read their essays live on air. The show included guests from all walks of life, although the 1950s show did focus more on celebrities than...

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