Richard Salmon ponders the magnitude of the universe and describes his realization that everything is part of God's plan and how fishing teaches him to make the best of life.
Douglas Fairbanks describes his fathers resistance to his acting career, and difficulties starting his political carreer and how he overcame obstacles through his determination.
Fulton Oursler explains why faith and love are the two most important prinicples in his life and how to practice them.
Enseng Ho lecture entitled Burial and Travel: Islam across Indian Ocean Cultures.
25. And So Life Goes
Paul Barnes relates a series of experiences in which he was helped by people of differing religious faith, socioeconomic status, political affiliations or skin color, and how these experiences affirm his belief in the essential goodness of people.
Elmer Bobst, President of Warner-Hudnut Incorporated, describes his 82-year-old friend Bernard Baruch, and describes his belief that long life and happiness are achieved through the act of remaining productive, even after retirement.
Carl Carmer remembers the education his father gave him as a child by introducing him to different people and how he developed an appreciation for the "wisdom of the people."
Hans Simons remembers his experiences in Nazi, Germany and the necessity of leaving Europe and tells how he assimilated and appreciates the diversity and freedoms of his new country.
Robert Hillyer describes his belief that a poet's job is to strip away dead or negative emotions to allow room for light, and his belief in finding satisfaction from each day as it arrives. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
Barry Bingham explains the effect that war had on his upbringing and how contemplation while in the Pacific Islands led him to the awareness that he must work to the best of his ability to earn and deserve God's friendship, as must all people.
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and poet Paul Mowrer describes the importance of faith and hope to his beliefes, which include first hand experiences of both the good and bad that people can do.
Lucy Freeman talks about her trouble and how psychoanalysis and faith helped her to feel good about herself again.
Quentin Reynolds explains why he would first burn the Bible if he were a dictator: the Bible is the source of democracy and its stories tell of the power of individuality and non-conformity which make a dictatorship impossible, according to Reynolds.
Margery Brown describes her beliefs in God, in the existence of a soul, in the satisfaction of contributing to life, and in the value of humility.
Caroline Duer describes most of her beliefs through a poem she wrote which emphasizes the value of enjoying simple pleasures, showing kindness and courtesy, working, avoiding excessive caution, meeting obligations, being courageous, showing tolerance, and avoiding regrets, for "the day is dark; it may be fair tomorrow." This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
Lily Pons describes how she learned to deal with stage fright, and how an inner voice helped her persevere to become an opera singer.
John Hughes talks about living honestly as a taxicab driver in New York City.
Daryl Zanuck explains that the virtues he learned in his boyhood in Nebraska, charity and loyalty, are still the fundamental virtues that are most important in his life.
Arthur Hays speaks about his belief in freedom and the importance of democratic values and ideals to maintaining liberty.
Lost Theaters of Somerville: Nick Riselli Interview