Monday, November 9, 2009
A CRACK IN THE WALL BRINGS LIGHT TO EAST GERMANY - RARE CLIP OF NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH TOM BROKAW- NBC -TV - CIRCA NOVEMBER , 9 1989
The wall dividing East and West Berlin seemed indestructible to those who watched it built in 1961, designed to serve as a brick and mortar manifestation of the differences between between communism and capitalism, freedom and fear.
For decades, many politically aware observers thought it would take an act of war between global superpowers to reduce this acrid symbol of repression to rubble.
But, on the night of November 9, 1989, it was the sheer, cyclonic force of human will and determination that brought down the blood-stained barrier,which had divided Berlin for 28 years.
Television allowed the world to share in this electrifying moment of triumph.
Here is a rare look back at the exuberant images delivered, via satellite, to fascinated, engaged viewers across this country by the only American,news anchor present in West Berlin,that night, Tom Brokaw on NBC NIGHTLY NEWS. enjoy!!!!!