Dan Gediman, Norman Cousins and This I Believe

Each week Bob is joined by Dan Gediman, the Executive Director of This I Believe, Inc. to discuss one of the original essays from the 1950s radio series. This week’s featured essay is by Norman Cousins who was editor of The Saturday Review for 35 years. A noted author, he detailed his fight against two life-threatening diseases in “Anatomy of An Illness” and “The Healing Heart.” In the face of possible nuclear war and ultimate annihilation, writer and editor Norman Cousins wonders about the destiny of man. In his essay from the 1950s, Cousins believes we have the resources to overcome our fears and welcome a new golden age of history. Click here to read a transcript and to hear the audio of his “This I Believe” essay.