Dan Gediman, Verona Wylie Slater 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 Verona Wylie Slater. She was a housewife and mother to three children and was the daughter of famed New York minister Edmund Melville Wylie, and the sister of writers Philip and Max Wylie. In her youth, Verona Wylie Slater’s beliefs were shaped by her famous family members. As an adult, Slater embraced the traits she wanted to embody as a woman and mother: wisdom, gentleness and bravery. Click here to read a transcript and to hear the audio of her “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