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1 fall of the Berlin Wall on Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:55 pm


20 years later

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‘Good evening, live from the Berlin Wall’
Persistence, good luck combined to create historic exclusive broadcast

Archival video
Brokaw reports from the Berlin Wall
Nov. 9, 1989: NBC's Tom Brokaw reports from West Germany hours after the East German government announced that residents would be able to move freely between the countries for the first time in more than 25 years.

NBC News

The fall of the Berlin Wall, 20 years later
Nov. 9: NBC’s Tom Brokaw, who reported on the fall of the Berlin Wall exactly 20 years ago, returns to the German capital to see how things have changed.

Today show

Celebrating the fall of the Berlin Wall
With concerts and memorials on Monday, Germans and cities across europe will celebrate the day the Berlin Wall came crashing down 20 years ago.

Rise and fall of the Berlin Wall
An archival look at the iconic barrier that became a symbol of the broader Cold War conflict.

Pieces of history

Interactive map: Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, bits of the iconic structure can now be found in some unexpected places across the U.S.

Brokaw live at the Berlin Wall
Nov. 9, 1989: NBC's Tom Brokaw reports from West Germany.

Nov. 9, 1989: From the day the Berlin Wall was built, Germans struggled to overcome the symbol of oppression. NBC's Mike Boettcher reports.

Dec. 10, 1962: An NBC News special report. University students in West Germany dig a tunnel under the newly constructed Berlin Wall.

By Bill Wheatley
NBC News
updated 5:24 a.m. PT, Thurs., Nov . 5, 2009

On the night of Nov. 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall — the stark, menacing symbol of the Cold War — came crashing down, suddenly and dramatically.

NBC News, alone among the world’s major television-news organizations, was broadcasting live from the scene. The persistence of our foreign news editor — and more than a little good fortune — combined to give NBC one of the greatest live exclusives in the history of broadcast journalism.

For years, communism’s grip on Eastern Europe had been loosening, undermined by economic decay and public protest. By the autumn of 1989, the Solidarity movement had pushed out the Communist government in Poland, and Hungary had adopted a multi-party system. Demands for freedom were spreading across the region. Most important, a new kind of Russian leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, was applying “perestroika” (economic reform) and “glasnost” (openness) to a Soviet system that was failing badly. Ominously for the governments of the Soviet satellites in Eastern Europe, there were signs that the Kremlin was no longer interested in propping them up.

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