30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

James Baker, chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan and secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration, was among the speakers at an event… read more

James Baker, chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan and secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration, was among the speakers at an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. Several former White House officials and others who served during that time talked about the state of foreign affairs and what led to the fall of the wall. Peter Robinson, a speechwriter for former President Reagan, talked about the internal debate in adding the now-famous line “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” to the president’s 1987 speech at the Brandenburg Gate. NBC News special correspondent Tom Brokaw, who appeared via video from Berlin, remembered what it was like covering the event as it unfolded. Later, policy experts and academics discussed U.S. foreign policy in a changing global world. close

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30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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Program ID:
466102-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 07, 2019 | 3:32am EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Nov 29, 2019 | 4:56am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Nov 06, 2019 | 10:30am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 07, 2019 | 12:00am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 07, 2019 | 3:32am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 07, 2019 | 5:05am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 07, 2019 | 5:14pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 08, 2019 | 10:03am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 08, 2019 | 9:05pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 09, 2019 | 3:04am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 09, 2019 | 3:18pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 09, 2019 | 4:08pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 28, 2019 | 11:05pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 29, 2019 | 4:56am EST | C-SPAN 3
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