Dan Gediman, Pearl Buck 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 Pearl Buck, who won the 1938 Nobel Prize for Literature for her writings including “The Good Earth.” Born in West Virginia to missionary parents, Buck lived in China for 40 years. She wrote more than 100 works, and advocated for adoption of homeless Asian-American children. In her essay, even in the face of possible nuclear war, Buck finds her faith in humanity to be stronger than ever, and believes that cooperation can solve the world’s problems. Click here to read a transcript and to hear the audio of Pearl Buck’s “This I Believe” essay.