• Short Summary

    A LIVE TELEVISION BROADCAST FROM BERLIN, BROUGHT THE WALL DIVIDING THE CITY TO THE HOMES OF MILLIONS OF AMERICAN VIEWERS, VIA TELSTAR COMMUNICATION SATELLITE, JULY 24.

  • Description

    1.
    GV CHECKPOINT CROSSING AT BERLIN SECTOR
    0.04

    2.
    GV BERLIN WALL
    0.07

    3.
    SV TELEVISION SET AND SOLDIER ON GUARD
    0.11

    4.
    LV TELEVISION CAMERAS AT CHECKPOINT
    0.14

    5.
    SV TECHNICIAN MOVING SPOTLAMP INTO POSITION
    0.17

    6.
    SV PEOPLE WATCH
    0.20

    7.
    GROUND V PAN UP AERIAL
    0.25

    8.
    SV CAMERAMAN ON PLATFORM
    0.28

    9.
    GV ROAD CROSSING
    0.31

    10.
    LV BERLIN WALL, EAST GERMAN TROOPS LOOKING OVER
    0.34

    11.
    SV COMMENTATOR SPEAKING INTO MICROPHONE
    0.37

    12.
    LV TELEVISION CAMERAMAN
    0.40

    13.
    LV CROWD WATCH
    0.44

    14.
    LV BERLIN WALL
    0.48

    15.
    GV BERLIN WALL
    0.50

    16.
    LV BERLIN WALL
    0.54

    17.
    SV TELEVISION CAMERAMAN
    0.57



    Initials DR/S/JH/FW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A LIVE TELEVISION BROADCAST FROM BERLIN, BROUGHT THE WALL DIVIDING THE CITY TO THE HOMES OF MILLIONS OF AMERICAN VIEWERS, VIA TELSTAR COMMUNICATION SATELLITE, JULY 24.

    MORE THAN 200 CAMERAMEN, REPORTERS AND TECHNICIANS GATHERED NEAR THE WALL IN THE KREUZBERG DISTRICT OF THE AMERICAN SECTOR. THE HIVE OF ACTIVITY WAS WATCHED BY ABOUT 60 EAST GERMAN GUARDS AS FLOODLIGHTS AND CAMERAS WERE SET UP. ARMED WEST GERMAN POLICE STOOD BY BUT THERE WERE NO INCIDENTS.

    THE PROGRAMME, LASTING NEARLY FIVE MINUTES, WAS SPONSORED BY THE NATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF AMERICA. IT WAS THE FIRST TIME THE THREE MAJOR AMERICAN NETWORKS HAD BEEN ALLOWED TO USE TELSTAR SEPARATELY AND COMPETITIVELY. OTHER PROGRAMMES TRANSMITTED BY THE OTHER NETWORKS INCLUDED AN INTERVIEW WITH M. COUVE DE MURVILLE, THE FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER ABOUT THE GENEVA DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE, A NEWS ROUND-UP FROM PARIS, AND A LOOK AT FRENCH FASHIONS.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3QKESZZXTTC9AVGLCNBCF5A0X
    Media URN:
    VLVA3QKESZZXTTC9AVGLCNBCF5A0X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment