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 the country’s 33rd president, Harry S. Truman. Born and raised in Missouri, Truman was a farmer, businessman, World War I veteran and U. S. senator. As president, his order to drop atomic bombs on Japan helped end World War II. President Truman explains the beliefs that influenced his two decades of public service and encourages Americans to correct the remaining imperfections in our democracy. Click here to read a transcript and to hear the audio of his “This I Believe” essay.