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University of Waterloo
GER 100
Paul Malone

29 October 2012 Police Drama in GDR and Austria  PAL and NTSC used different frequencies to create images making European and North American DVDs having different formats.  DFF barely reached outside the borders of East Germany  They clung to the ideal of reuniting with the rest of the nation, of course as a Socialist state.  By the end of 1968, there were over 3,000 television sets sold.  Propaganda was the focal point of the programs  Eventually they had to create entertainment in order to advertise  They would program opposite/competing television programs  News however, was not conflicted in order for viewers were able to watch both and make judgements (compare and similarity)  The Black Channel (der schwarze kanal) – o Hosted by Karl-Eduard von Schnitzler o Would show actual news clips from West Germany and “explain” the “truth” from the eastern Germany side. o The eagle logo for the black channel is dressed in old Prussian flag colours demonstrating the imperialistic ways. o Last segment was 5 minutes long basically saying that this will be the short segment ever.  West Germany news tended to be more accurate in terms of facts.  Polizeiruf 110: Deutsche Volkspolize! o 141 episodes (FFS/DDR-FS/DFF [same thing, different abbreviation] 1971 – 1989) o 184 episodes (ARD/ÖRF 1990 – present) o This was a means to demonstrate why there is crime in a socialist state.  According to socialism, crime is unnecessary since everyone has the same amount of stuff.  Answer: they weren’t socialist enough, they were too greedy. o For many this was the most realistic show for East Germans since it showed people making mistakes.  The criminals were more interesting than the police because at least how they became troubled is told. o After reunificat
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