LESSON 29 ³THIS I BELIEVE´ INTRODUCTION

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´ ‡ Freya Madeline Stark ‡ ³Smile and the world smiles with you. bow low.Writer¶s Prompt: ‡ ³If you bow at all.´ ‡ Chinese proverb ‡ ³There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.´ ‡ Pepsi Commercial .

Writer¶s Prompt ‡ What gets you through life? What is your personal philosophy in 25 words or less? .

Assignment ‡ ³This I Believe´ essay ‡ Final Exam .

5 to 2 pages Double spaced Arial/11pt.³This I Believe´ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Personal Essay 1. Rubric .

‡ The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women .

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The History of ³This I Believe´ .

000 copies²more than any other book in the U. S. On this broadcast. . Edward R. during that year except for the Bible. Murrow hosted This I Believe.This I Believe ‡ From 1951±1955. a daily radio program that reached 39 million listeners. ‡ They shared insights about individual values that shaped their daily actions. The first volume of This I Believe essays. sold 300. published in 1952. Americans²both well known and unknown²read five-minute essays about their personal philosophy of life.

continued ‡ In fact. these Murrow broadcasts were so popular that curriculum was even developed to encourage American high school students to compose essays about their most significant personal beliefs.Introduction . .

Edward R. which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States and Canada. ‡ A pioneer of television news broadcasting. . ‡ Historians consider him among journalism's greatest figures. Murrow hired a top-flight cadre of war correspondents and was noted for honesty and integrity in delivering the news. Murrow (1908 ±1965) was an American journalist He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II. Murrow produced a series of TV news reports that helped lead to the censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy. Murrow ‡ Edward R.

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he succeeded Franklin D. unassuming president. who died less than three months after he began his fourth term. Truman (1884 ±1972) was the thirty-third President of the United States (1945±1953). ‡ He popularized such phrases as "The buck stops here" and "If you can't stand the heat. whose demeanor was very different from that of the patrician Roosevelt.³ . Roosevelt. Truman. ‡ As the thirty-fourth vice president.Harry Truman ‡ Harry S. you better get out of the kitchen. was a folksy.

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