I’ve noticed something interesting on the ARD-alpha channel “Die Tagesschau vor 20 Jahren” or “The News from 20 Years Ago”. It’s on at 23:45 every night and seems to be a full (15 minute) bulletin including weather from the same day exactly 20 years ago.
Last night’s programme featured a young(er) Angela Merkel and exchange rates between the Euro and the US Dollar and between the Dollar and the Deutsche Mark. At this point the Euro existed as a currency but notes and coins had not yet been released. National currencies were technically denomination of the Euro and were fixed against it (and, obviously, each other). At this point, the Euro was worth less than the Dollar - a situation which later reversed. In the parts I watched last night, the newsreader appeared to be using printed scripts rather than an autocue.
EDIT: This seems to have been going on for years, starting around the 20th anniversary of the falling of the Berlin Wall.
Last edited by Richard on 16 May 2020 9:39am - 4 times in total
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