It is 8 o’clock…

NDR/WDR, 2002, 60 min.

Docudrama on the 50-year anniversary of Germany’s legendary 8 o’clock news programme “Die Tagesschau”

When the Tagesschau first went on air at Christmas 1952, from the air-raid shelter on Hamburg’s Heiligengeistfeld, there was a pioneering spirit of adventure. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the most successful news programme on German television, the public-sector networks NDR and WDR take a look back at the early days.

Written and directed by: Armin Toerkell, Sandra Maischberger
Documentary filming and production: Jan Kerhart
Camera Production: Till Sündermann
Editor: Klaus Flemming