Book Discussion on Tear Down This Wall

Romesh Ratnesar talked about his book Tear Down This Wall: A City, a President, and the Speech That Ended the Cold War (Simon & Schuster;… read more

Romesh Ratnesar talked about his book Tear Down This Wall: A City, a President, and the Speech That Ended the Cold War (Simon & Schuster; November 3, 2009). He recalls President Ronald Reagan’s speech in West Berlin on June 12, 1987, where he pronounced to a crowd of 20,000 people, “Mr. Gobrachev, tear down this Wall!” Mr. Ratnesar explores the genesis of the speech, the dismantling of the Berlin Wall two years after President Reagan’s pronouncement, and the partnership between Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev that the author deems brought an end to the Cold War. He responded to questions from members of the audience. 

November 9, 2009, marked the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Romesh Ratnesar presented his book talk at the Kansas City Public Library on November 5, 2009, in the Central Library. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Tear Down This Wall

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
First Aired:
Nov 7, 2009
Last Aired:
Jun 11, 2012

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  • Nov 07, 2009 | 2:32pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 08, 2009 | 3:35am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 13, 2010 | 12:54pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 15, 2010 | 10:33am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 06, 2010 | 4:54am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 15, 2010 | 10:54am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Aug 15, 2010 | 10:54pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 16, 2010 | 4:54am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 09, 2012 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 10, 2012 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 11, 2012 | 1:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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