Producer
Producer
Leopold Hoesch
Editor
Genre
History
Broadcaster
WDR
Length
1 x 45'
Format
Kathrin Schwiering
Year
2019
UNSER LAND IN DEN 90ERN
Zwischen Triumph und Trauer - 1996

In the ten-part series, WDR travels back to the 90s - to a time when mobile phones were still pressed to the ear as huge bones, music stations like EinsLive and Viva started and the old precinct turned into a local recreation area.

The year 1996: Very big dreams came true. Especially in sport! Borussia Dortmund defended its title and became German champions on the penultimate matchday. Shortly afterwards, Oliver Bierhoff, who grew up in Essen, scored the unforgettable golden goal to make the German national team European champions. And track and field athlete Frank Busemann won Olympic silver in Atlanta. An unbelievable story: the native of Recklinghausen actually wanted to train as a bank clerk, but then everything turned out quite differently. Six weeks before the Olympic Games, the then 21-year-old newcomer surprisingly qualified for Atlanta. Here he experienced two days that completely turned his life upside down: Despite a serious injury to his foot, which he had sustained during the competition, he won silver and was also voted Sportsman of the Year.

OUR COUNTRY IN THE 90s - Between Triumph and Mourning - 1996

In the ten-part series, WDR travels back to the 90s - to a time when mobile phones were still pressed to the ear as huge bones, music stations like EinsLive and Viva started and the old precinct turned into a local recreation area.

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