As foreign correspondent for NBC, MacNeil covered the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961. The wall became a symbol of oppression and a closed society. Twenty-eight years after MacNeil’s reporting, NBC correspondent Brokaw reported on the wall’s dismantling.
Susan Bennett is the vice president of exhibits and programs and a deputy director of the Newseum, which houses the world’s largest section of the Berlin Wall. (Photo by Bill Gentile)