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Charles M. Huber – actor, politician, Bavarian

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Or: double first

The first black person to win an Academy Award as Best Actor? Sidney Poitier. The movie: Lilies of the Field. That was in 1963. Not long ago, when you think about it. But a fair time before German TV audiences were getting their first taste of a black actor on a primetime TV show. That was Charles M. Huber, who began playing the role of Henry Johnson in the very popular detective series The Old Fox in 1986. The same Charles M. Huber who is my latest guest on Talking Germany. By the way: Sidney Poitier’s role in Lilies of the Field, also won him a Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 1963 Berlin Film Festival.

Date

May 16, 2014

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Talking education with Stefan Willich

Or: living in two worlds

I like interfaces.” Well, that’s an understatement. It comes from Stefan Willich. He’s a remarkable man, who’s been very successful in two different fields: medicine and music. And he’s managed to draw his two passions together with the creation of the World Doctors Orchestra. “I find it productive to bring things together,” he says, with another display of understatement. Would he call himself an idealist? “No, no,” he protests, “I’m a hard-nosed realist, who likes developing things that are new.”

Date

May 3, 2013

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Stefan Willich’s Movie Pick

Stefan Willich has two choices for his FMOAT. First up, like so many others, he’s gone for a Stanley Kubrick movie: A Clockwork Orange. His other pick is a bit of a surprise, but very interesting: Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1900. Starring Donald Sutherland, Gérard Depardieu and Robert de Niro.

Date

May 3, 2013

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Talking opportunity and injustice with Dirk Jacobs

Or: Mind the gap!
The main newsroom at DW TV is a pretty intense place. You see presenters talking on the phone to correspondents in the field, producers making last-minute decisions about how to deal with the latest item of breaking news, and, of course, many different languages being spoken. Foremost among them, our main broadcast languages: German, Spanish, Arabic and English. When I anchor our main news program, the Journal, I regularly find myself sitting across from the popular German presenter Dirk Jacobs – my latest guest on Talking Germany.

Date

April 29, 2013

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What’s up behind the scenes?

Date

February 1, 2012

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