Berlin: City without a Country (1953)

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  • Featuring

    Edward R. Murrow

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    Non Fiction

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  • See It Now [22-09-1953] Alternative


A special See It Now one hour report about Berlin after the Second World War, filmed on location in East and West Berlin.

Reel 1: Introduction by Edward R. Murrow from a plane flying over Berlin. Footage of East and West Berlin from the air. Footage of significant sites in East and West Berlin, by reporters on the ground, including the Tempelhof Airport, the Anhalter Bahnhof (the ruined railway station), Haus Des Reisens (House of Travels), Radio Rias Berlin, a food distribution centre serving citizens of the East and West, and the heavily damaged Reichstag building. Includes interviews with James Bryant Conant, the U.S. Ambassador to West Germany, and Mayor of West Berlin Ernst Reuter. Reel one ends with a promotional segment about the newly opened Alcoa building in Pittsbugh, with Alcoa President Irving Wilson.

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