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In 1989, MTV stole a march on news channels when they broadcast the fall of the Berlin wall.

Border guards with Bill's MTV umbrella at the fall of the Berlin Wall.Border guards with Bill's MTV umbrella at the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Article written by Rose Swash

Of all the images synonymous with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, MTV’s distinctive three-letter logo may seem the least likely. But there it is on the umbrella of the fresh-faced German guard as he stands on top of the wall in its final moments, an unwitting symbol of the sweeping change the city was going through.

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Originally published November 2, 2009

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