Radio producer and screenwriter Norman Corwin reflects on small but contagious acts of kindness and compassion in “Good Can Be As Communicable As Evil”, his contribution to NPR’s This I Believe series.
This I Believe is a National Public Radio program that features Americans, from the famous to the unknown, completing the thought that begins with the series title. The pieces that make up the program compel listeners to re-think not only what and how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs, but also the extent to which they share them with others.
Featuring a star-studded list of contributors that includes John McCain, Isabel Allende, and Colin Powell, as well as pieces from the original 1950’s series including Helen Keller and Jackie Robinson, the This I Believe book collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer, a woman who sells yellow pages advertising in Fort Worth, TX and a man who serves on the state of Rhode Island’s parole board. The result is a stirring, funny and always provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of Americans whose beliefs, and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them, reveal the American spirit at its best.
This short audio essay is an excerpt from the audiobook edition of NPR’s This I Believeanthology.
Norman Corwin (1910-2011) was a writer, screenwriter, producer, essayist, and teacher of journalism and writing. He was best known for his radio drama productions in the 1930s and 1940s, and his 1945 production about the end of World War II in Europe, On a Note of Triumph, is considered a radio masterpiece. Corwin was one of the first producers to use entertainment to address serious issues, and his many accolades included a Golden Globe, an Emmy, two Peabody Awards, and two honorary degrees.
Jay Allison, the host of This I Believe, is an independent broadcast journalist. His work airs on NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition, PRI’s This American Life, ABC News’ Nightline, and other national programs.
Dan Gediman, is the Executive Producer of This I Believe. His work has been heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Fresh Air, Marketplace, Soundprint, Jazz Profiles, and This American Life.
Good Can Be as Communicable as Evil was published on October 3, 2006.The Good Can Be as Communicable as Evil Audiobook is 6 hours and 40 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.
Good Can Be as Communicable as Evil includes the following subjects: Inspiration & Personal Growth. The BISAC Subject Code is Literary Collections, Essays.
The author of Good Can Be as Communicable as Evil is Norman Corwin.
The narrator for the Good Can Be as Communicable as Evil Audiobook is Norman Corwin.