Reporting From the Former Site of The Wall in Germany, Broadcast Journalist Chas Henry Covers the History Behind the Wall and its Fall

NEW YORK, NY – November 6, 2019CUMULUS MEDIA’s Westwood One, America’s largest audio network, is announcing 30 Years After the Fall: The Legacy of the Berlin Wall, a news special exploring the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Correspondent Chas Henry will host the program, reporting from the site where the Berlin Wall once stood. Chas will also provide coverage for Westwood One newscasts and live custom reports for radio affiliates on the anniversary.

Three decades after its fall, Chas will be talking to scholars about why the wall was constructed and with residents who watched it come down. Built in 1961, the 27-mile wall separated East and West Berlin, dividing the city’s residents between the Soviet Union’s Communism and Western Europe. At least 140 people died at and around the barrier, which was designed to keep East Germans from escaping an authoritarian Communist regime. The wall came down in November 1989 following civil unrest in East Berlin and political pressure from the West, reuniting the city in a joyous celebration.

The half-hour news special will air Thanksgiving weekend. Stations interested in affiliating 30 Years After the Fall: The Legacy of the Berlin Wall can contact Jim Jones at jimjones@westwoodone.com or 202.840.7933 for more information.

About Chas Henry
Broadcast journalist Chas Henry reports on security matters and issues impacting military veterans. A combat-decorated veteran of the 1991 Gulf War, Chas served in the U. S. Marine Corps – rising in rank from private to captain. In addition to his work with Westwood One News, Chas has been a television and radio reporter in Washington, D.C. with NewsChannel 8 and ABC 7; WTOP, WNEW; and host of veterans programs for CBS News. He has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan and Qatar; and has been recognized with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association – and selected for numerous tributes by the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists.

About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news and entertainment content to over 250 million monthly listeners across an audio network of nearly 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, and the Academy of Country Music Awards. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.

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