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In the death of Lutz Lehmann : An early Investigative Journalist

For the Ex-"Panorama"-employee Stefan Aust belonged to Lutz Lehmann of the best magazine editors in the German television, who had worked at the beginning of the 1970s for the NDR-political magazine, like Aust on the occasion of the 90. Birthday of Peter Merseburger in an article for the daily mirror wrote.

when it came to the early television years, the 60-year anniversary of the SFB-"evening news" in August of last year, fell often the Name of the 1927 in Stettin, born Lehmann, was after the war, initially a farm apprenticeship, before he returned in 1947 to Berlin, to work there as a Journalist. Only in the case of "Telegraph" and "evening", then, especially for radio and television, including the "evening show", for which he reported in 1961 by the construction of the wall. Was doggedly he at the East-Front shown, was reminiscent of Lehmann. "Today we would call him an Investigative Reporter."

Fritz Pleitgen in Ost-Berlin

in 1977, he informed the ARD viewers together with Fritz Pleitgen from East Berlin. Sharp in the representation of the GDR, it was not he but as far as Lothar Loewe, the SED-Regime in 1976 showed, because he spoke to open the firing order on the wall. In East Berlin, the ARD office in Moscow, from where he went in 1987, in the Board followed for Lehmann.
the NDR had to Lehmann, later, an ugly legal battle. In a study on the influence of the Stasi on the West journalists Panorama"-variables, such as Merseburg, and accused him of this, you would have from the East with Material supply, conservative Western politicians to plunge the Nazi past was ". The study proved to be not reliable, the Sender gave to Lehmann even a Declaration to cease and desist.

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