Dan Gediman, Hugo Haas 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 film actor, writer, director and producer Hugo Haas who was born in Czechoslovakia. His father and brother died in Nazi gas chambers, but Hugo escaped to America where he became active in Hollywood making numerous low-budget movies. After living in America for 13 years, Haas explored his beliefs, which ranged from his desire to embrace life to his gratitude to God for the gifts of nature, art and friendship. Click here to read the transcript and to listen to the audio of his “This I Believe” essay.

And here’s a link to purchase the latest collection of the original 1950’s essays, edited by Dan Gediman.

Edward R. Murrow’s This I Believe