Lewis Hoskins recalls a time when he was taken prisoner by a chinese soldier while providing humanitarian aid and his ability to find a common humanity and brotherliness with his captor that disarmed the fear and violence of the situation.
Percy Spender, Australian ambassador to the United States, explains how and why it is important for people to consider the future one is leaving for the following generation and that it is our duty to create a better world, in which they can live without fear, for the next generation.
David Levy, Deputy District Attorney of Contra Costa County in California, describes how he learned level-headed contentment in order to survive as a POW on the Death March of Bataan during WWII.
Albert Guerard describes his beliefs as a blend of old and new ideals that espouse liberty, progress, tolerance, and charity.
George Mardikian describes his Armenian custom of serving the staff of his restaurant on Christmas Day, his imprisonment and escape from Armenia, and the welcome and success he found in America.
Rose Resnick describes her experiences as a blind pianist trying to make a living and the depression she found herself in. At the suggestion of a friend she turned to prayer and describes the transformation this suggestion had on her life.
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.
C. Jared Ingersoll, Director of the Pennsylvania Railway, describes the tragic loss of his wife and son and how he persevered through tragedy to find happiness in life again as a result of his faith and belief in an afterlife and the value and enjoyment he finds from being kind and generous. This episode is a rebroadcast of an earlier airing.
Maximilian Hodder describes his experiences in prewar Poland, as a prisoner sent to a Siberian concentration camp, and as an immigrant to America, and summarizes his beliefs with the conviction that humanity is more good than evil, that individuals have a right to live the life of their choice, and that he has the responsibility to work to end oppression.
Interview conducted on 2/13/05 by Sam Stiegler at Oscar Greene's home in West Medford.