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Dan Gediman and "This I Believe"

The "This I Believe" series began simply enough more than 50 years ago as a counterpoint to McCarthyism.

Once journalist Edward R. Murrow’s baby, “This I Believe” is growing and maturing with the help of a Louisvillian, Dan Gediman. In this "Louisville Life" segment, we meet Dan, learn what he believes and how the series started for radio can now find a space on your bookshelf.

This I Believe, Inc., was founded in 2004 as a not-for-profit organization that engages youth and adults from all walks of life in writing, sharing, and discussing brief essays about the core values that guide their daily lives.

Dan Gediman is the executive producer of the public radio series "This I Believe", which is heard weekly on The Bob Edwards Show on Sirius XM Satellite Radio and on public radio’s Bob Edwards Weekend.

During his 25-year radio career, Gediman has won many of public broadcasting’s most prestigious awards for programs such as "Breaking The Cycle: How Do We Stop Child Abuse" and "I Just Am Who We Are: A Portrait of Multiple Personality Disorder". He also worked with legendary radio playwright Norman Corwin to produce 13 by Corwin and 50 Years After 14 August, which won the duPont-Columbia Award.

In addition to shooting at This I Believe Inc. on Frankfort Avenue, "Louisville Life" also shot a book-signing at Carmichael’s Bookstore and a national radio program taping at WFPL, Louisville Public Media.

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