The Wall came down on November 9, 1989, when an East German bureaucrat accidentally announced the immediate opening of travel between West and East Berlin. Within hours, tens of thousands of East Berliners were at the checkpoints, demanding to be let across. The border guards, taken completely by surprise, eventually gave up and let them through. The rest is history.
Check out my interview below on CiLiving, a television show on WCIA, the CBS affiliate in Champaign, Illinois.
By Doug Peterson