Tagesschau (Germany)

Tagesschau (Germany)

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"Tagesschau" is the name of the television news service produced by Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) on behalf of the German public-service television network ARD.


The "Tagesschau" (literally "a look at the day" – a development of the term "Wochenschau", the name of the weekly newsreel formerly shown in cinemas) is both the oldest and the most widely watched of German television newscasts. The first edition was transmitted on NWDR ("Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk") on 26 December 1952, the programme initially going out just three times a week. From 1956, it was broadcast daily from Monday to Saturday, and in 1961, it became a daily programme. The "Tagesschau" has a daily viewership of some 10 million: equivalent to an audience reach of around 33%. Today it is produced by NDR ("Norddeutscher Rundfunk") in Hamburg.

The 15-minute bulletin broadcast at 20:00 each evening is the "Tagesschau"'s most widely viewed edition. Other, generally shorter bulletins are broadcast throughout the day. In 1978, the late edition of the "Tagesschau" was replaced by the longer, half-hour "Tagesthemen" ("Subjects of the Day"), normally broadcast around 22:30 and including background discussion. At around 0:30 on weekday nights, "Nachtmagazin" ("Night Magazine") also includes an analysis of the preceding day's events. The "Tagesschau" team is also responsible for the weekly news review "Wochenspiegel" ("Mirror of the Week").

Although the arrangement has been modernized several times, the "Tagesschau"'s theme music has remained the same since 1956 (when it replaced the music originally adopted in 1952) .

The end of the "Tagesschau" at 20:15 marks the start of the prime time in German television. An attempt by Sat.1 to start their prime time at 20:00 failed miserably. The "Tagesschau" has become an icon in German culture and its significance can be seen in the fact that it is considered impolite to telephone someone during the broadcast.

Today, the "Tagesschau" is the only remaining major news show on German television where the readers do not use a teleprompter.

List of "Tagesschau"'s principal presenters

* 1964–1987: Karl-Heinz Köpcke (newsreader since 1959)
* 1987–1995: Werner Veigel (newsreader since 1966)
* 1995–1999: Dagmar Berghoff (newsreader since 1976)
* 2000–2004: Jo Brauner (newsreader since 1974)
* 2004–present: Jan Hofer (newsreader since 1986)

Current presenters

"by number of years on the Tagesschau"
*Jan Hofer, since 1986 [http://www.tagesschau.de/intern/0,1191,SPM112_REF22_NAV_BAB,00.html]
*Ellen Arnhold, since 1987 [http://www.tagesschau.de/intern/0,1191,SPM176_REF22_NAV_BAB,00.html]
*Jens Riewa, since 1994 [http://www.tagesschau.de/intern/0,1191,SPM116_REF22_NAV_BAB,00.html]
*Claus-Erich Boetzkes, since 1995
*Susanne Daubner, since 1999 [http://www.tagesschau.de/intern/0,2048,SPM54,00.html]
*Thorsten Schröder, since 2000 [http://www.tagesschau.de/intern/0,1191,SPM118_REF22_NAV_BAB,00.html]
*Laura Dünnwald, since 2001 [http://www.tagesschau.de/intern/0,1191,SPM53_REF22_NAV_BAB,00.html]
*Marc Bator, since 2001 [http://www.tagesschau.de/intern/0,1191,SPM120_REF22_NAV_BAB,00.html]
*Susanne Holst, since 2001 [http://www.tagesschau.de/intern/0,1191,SPM120_REF22_NAV_BAB,00.html]
*Astrid Vits, since 2004 [http://www.tagesschau.de/intern/0,1191,SPM120_REF22_NAV_BAB,00.html]
*Michail Paweletz, since 2004 [http://www.tagesschau.de/intern/0,1191,SPM120_REF22_NAV_BAB,00.html]
*Tarek Youzbachi, since 2004 [http://www.tagesschau.de/intern/0,1191,SPM120_REF22_NAV_BAB,00.html]
*Judith Rakers, since 2005 [http://www.tagesschau.de/intern/0,1191,SPM9042_REF22_NAV_BAB,00.html]
*Caroline Hamann, since 2007 [http://www.tagesschau.de/intern/0,1191,SPM9042_REF22_NAV_BAB,00.html]

Other former presenters

"in alphabetical order"
*Ina Bergmann, 1997-2001
*Jo Brauner, 1974-2004
*Elfi Marten-Brockmann, 1981-1984
*Lothar Dombrowski, 1967-1974
*Klaus Eckert, 1978-1983
*Karl Fleischer, 1960-1994
*Jan Thilo Haux
*Eva Herman, 1989-2007
*Georg Hopf, 1975-1985
*Horst Jaedicke
*Silke Jürgensen, 2002-2005
*Franz Laake, 1988-1993
*Siegmar Ruhmland, 1960-1963
*Diether von Sallwitz
*Manfred Schmidt, 1962-1964
*Robert Schröder, 1988
*Susan Stahnke, 1992-1999
*Wilhelm Stöck, 1965-1984
*Martin Svoboda
*Harry Teubner, 1978-1980
*Martin Thon
*Cay Dietrich Voss, 1952-1962
*Wilhelm Wieben 1972-1998
*Daniela Witte, 1985-1988
*Günter Wiatrek, 1974-1975
*Claus Wunderlich, 1959-1962


External links

* [http://www.tagesschau.de/newsinenglish/index.html www.tagesschau.de - news in English]
* [http://www.tagesschau.de www.tagesschau.de - news in German]

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