Wednesday, May 18, 2005

This I Believe

In April, NPR started running a segment called This I Believe which is a resurrection of a 1950's radio show hosted by Edward R. Murrow.

It's kinda fun. People write a short (350-500 word; about 3 minutes when read out loud) essay stating one of their core personal beliefs. Submissions are then selected and then the author reads them out loud on the air. Sometimes they're funny, but they're often interesting and in general fun to listen to.

They give some Essay-Writing Tips. I'm thinking about putting one together. Even if I don't get selected, I think it would be fun to do. It's like the good ol' "Power of the Pen" prompts from middle school, ya' know?

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