Dan Gediman, Ben Lucien Burman 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 author, journalist, and World War I veteran Ben Lucien Burman. He wrote 22 books, including the bestselling “Catfish Bend” series about life in a fictitious Louisiana river town. Several of his books became movies, including “Steamboat Round the Bend,” which starred Will Rogers. Burman came to three beliefs: be kind, be artistic and be funny. If we could simply accomplish those, Burman says we would be happier, more humble and more peaceful. Click here to read a transcript and to hear the audio of his “This I Believe” essay.