Fall of Berlin Wall 30th Anniversary November 9, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. American History TV and C-SPAN's Washington Journal are live with three hours of interviews and viewer calls from the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

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    Open Phones on Fall of Berlin Wall Anniversary, Part 1

    Viewers commented on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Deutsche Welle correspondent Thomas Sparrow spoke by phone about how Berliners were observing the 30th anniversary of the fall of the guarded concrete barrier that from 1961 to 1989 divided the German city into two parts. This program was part of an American History TV and “Washington Journal” three-hour program from the Newseum in Washington, D.C., marking the November 9, 2019, 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. After its construction, the wall symbolized the…

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    7:50 AM EST

    Thomas Sparrow on Fall of the Berlin Wall Anniversary

    Deutsche Welle correspondent Thomas Sparrow spoke by phone about how the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall was being observed in Berlin. This program was part of an American History TV and “Washington Journal” three-hour program from the Newseum in Washington, D.C., marking the November 9, 2019, 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. After its construction, the wall symbolized the ideological Cold War divisions between East and West. Guests included Angela Stent of Georgetown University as well as authors Hope Harrison and…

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    8:04 AM EST

    Angela Stent on the History and Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Angela Stent, a Georgetown professor and author, discussed the history and building of the Berlin Wall and the events leading up to its dismantling on November 9, 1989. This program was part of an American History TV and “Washington Journal” three-hour program from the Newseum in Washington, D.C., marking the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. After its construction, the wall symbolized the ideological Cold War divisions between East and West. Other guests included authors Hope Harrison and Steve Vogel. Also, Carrie Christoffersen…

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    8:34 AM EST

    Open Phones on Fall of Berlin Wall Anniversary, Part 2

    Viewers commented on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the guarded concrete barrier that from 1961 to 1989 divided the German city into two parts. This program was part of an American History TV and “Washington Journal” three-hour program from the Newseum in Washington, D.C., marking the November 9, 2019, 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. After its construction, the wall symbolized the ideological Cold War divisions between East and West. Guests included Angela Stent of Georgetown University as well as authors Hope…

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    8:48 AM EST

    James Baker on Fall of Berlin Wall 30th Anniversary

    Former Secretary of State James Baker discussed the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Mr. Baker served in President George H.W. Bush’s administration when the guards at the wall’s checkpoints began letting people through with no identity verification. This program was part of an American History TV and “Washington Journal” three-hour program from the Newseum in Washington, D.C., marking the November 9, 2019, 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. After its construction, the wall symbolized the ideological Cold War divisions…

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    8:57 AM EST

    Open Phones on Fall of Berlin Wall Anniversary, Part 3

    Viewers commented on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the guarded concrete barrier that from 1961 to 1989 divided the German city into two parts.

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    9:03 AM EST

    Steve Vogel on Cold War Espionage and Covering Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Author Steve Vogel discussed Cold War espionage and his coverage of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This program was part of an American History TV and “Washington Journal” three-hour program from the Newseum in Washington, D.C., marking the November 9, 2019, 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. After its construction, the wall symbolized the ideological Cold War divisions between East and West. Guests included Angela Stent of Georgetown University as well as author Hope Harrison. Also, Carrie Christoffersen talked about the Newseum’s…

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    9:32 AM EST

    Hope Harrison on the History of Germany, Post-Berlin Wall

    Author Hope Harrison discussed the history of Germany, post-Berlin Wall. This program was part of an American History TV and “Washington Journal” three-hour program from the Newseum in Washington, D.C., marking the November 9, 2019, 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. After its construction, the wall symbolized the ideological Cold War divisions between East and West. Guests included Angela Stent of Georgetown University as well as author Steve Vogel. Also, Carrie Christoffersen talked about the Newseum’s exhibit on Cold War…