Twenty five years ago Sunday, thousands of Berliners jumped on top of the Berlin Wall as a divisive era came to an end. Five years earlier, Kiddy Citny of West Berlin began to paint the wall with two of his…
By Victoria Fleischer
In Germany, a fight is on about protecting what remains of a Cold War landmark: the Berlin Wall. For 28 years, the wall separated East and West Germany as a way of keeping East Germans from fleeing. Independent producers Carl…
Twenty years ago, the stunning overthrow of USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev by a Communist coup dominated the news. The coup eventually backfired and led to the end of the Soviet Union. Jeffrey Brown takes a look back at the last…
It started with the placement of massive flower pots and strands of naked barbed wire stretched across streets, then grew into the massive concrete divider separating East and West Germany that would become known as the Berlin Wall.
By Larisa Epatko
Group of 8 leaders wrapped up their two-day summit in Deauville, France, on Friday by comparing the "Arab spring" to the fall of the Berlin Wall and promising up to $40 billion in aid to Tunisia and Egypt for their…
Margaret Warner chats with author Kati Marton about her book "Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America," which looks at the human cost of the Cold War.
Twenty years ago, the Berlin Wall came down, signaling the demise of the Cold War. As world leaders gathered to mark the historic event at Brandenburg Gate on Monday, a historian, pollster and German correspondent discussed what the events meant.
On the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germans celebrated the event that came to symbolize the end of the Cold War. Jeffrey Brown reports.
By Larisa Epatko
On Aug. 12, 1961, Robert MacNeil, then a junior correspondent for NBC News, was dispatched to Berlin to cover the unfolding events that would lead to the construction of a wall separating East and West Germany.
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