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 writer, director and actor Peter Ustinov. He had career spanning 60 years on stage and screen, won two Academy Awards for best supporting actor, as well as three Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award for best children’s recording. Ustinov also served as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF for many years. Ustinov didn’t have much use for organized religion; he found it oppressive and depressing. Preferring individual freedom of expression, Ustinov says he arrived at his faith after reasoned thought rather than divine inspiration. 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.