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Meike Winnemuth: 12/12

You could have done it. I could have done it. She did!

Babies, small children, partners, lovers, minders, security guards. We’ve had them all in the make-up suite before the show. This, though, is the first time that one of our guests has brought along a dog. Viete is, I think, his name. He’s a fox terrier. Four months old. There’s some debate about whether we want to have the very likeable little fellow with us in the studio when we go on air. But we’re reminded of the famous show business adage, attributed I think to W.C. Fields: “Never work with children or animals.” The owner of the dog is Meike Winnemuth – my latest guest on Talking Germany. And why, I wonder, has this tried-and-tested individualist decided that she wants a dog? “My life,” she explains, “is so boring!”

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August 12, 2013

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Meike Winnemuth’s Movie Pick

Without a moment’s hesitation, Meike Winnemuth chose one of the most universally acclaimed movies of all: the 1942 classic Casablanca: “There’s that scene where the band plays the Marseillaise. It works every time. I cry every time.”

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August 12, 2013

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