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NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 08, 2009
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Live NBC footage from the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, anchored by Tom Brokaw shown.

(Berlin: Tom Brokaw) A return to Berlin 20 years later featured; scenes shown of the wall being chopped up then & the current memorial line of the wall. [East Berlin, Gerhard BUSKIES†- recalls what happened.] [Historian Fabian RUGER‡- says Berlin was an isolated island; shows a remnant of the wall.] [Katja TANNERT‡- talks about the freedom & adjusting to it.] The ceremonies to be carried out on Monday previewed. [In 1989, President Ronald REAGAN - tells Mr. Gorbachev to tear down this wall.] [Former Soviet President Mikhail GORBACHEV {thru translator} - explains what inspires him.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Further coverage of Brokaw's report noted.

Holt, Lester;
Brokaw, Tom

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