Harald Schmidt

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Harald Schmidt, 2015

Harald Franz Schmidt (born August 18, 1957 in Neu-Ulm ) is a German actor , cabaret artist , columnist , entertainer , writer and television presenter . He was best known for his various late night shows , which he presented between 1995 and 2014.


Youth, training and private matters

Schmidt's parents are displaced from their homeland . His father Anton (1916–2010) came from Karlsbad in western Bohemia , his mother from Brno in southern Moravia . Schmidt, who grew up in Nürtingen , was a boy with the Catholic scouts and, according to his own account, grew up in a strictly Catholic family. Later, after training at the church music school in Rottenburg am Neckar, he became a church musician with a C degree and worked as an organist in the Catholic parish of St. Johannes in Nürtingen.

Until he graduated from high school in 1977, he attended the Hölderlin grammar school in Nürtingen. In his school days he had to repeat a class. After completing community service in a Catholic parish office, Schmidt studied drama at the State University for Music and Performing Arts in Stuttgart from 1978 to 1981 . In order to establish contacts with television, Schmidt applied to the Henri-Nannen-Journalistenschule in Hamburg in 1983 , but failed in the final selection from around 100 competitors.

Schmidt lives with his partner in Cologne-Marienburg and has five children.

Actor and cabaret artist

Theater and cabaret

Harald Schmidt and Manuel Andrack, 2005, City Hall Karlsruhe

Harald Schmidt had his first engagement from 1981 to 1984 at the Städtische Bühnen in Augsburg . His first role there was the second Mameluk in Lessing's Nathan the Wise , who only has to say the phrase “Only come in here!”.

In 1984 Schmidt moved to Kay Lorentz at the Düsseldorfer Kom (m) ödchen , where he stayed until 1989 and began his cabaret career under the guidance of Lore Lorentz . In 1985 he went on tour with his first solo program Ich hab 'already exaggerated . Further solo programs were in 1988 Überstand ist alles and in 1992 Schmidtgift .

In spring 2002 he returned to the theater as Lucky Servant in Beckett's Waiting for Godot and in April became a member of the ensemble at the Bochumer Schauspielhaus . In the summer of 2002, Schmidt also played the role of Vice-Chairman of the Management Board Montparnasse in the play The Directors by Daniel Besse in Bochum . From July 14, 2004 he was on the road together with Manuel Andrack and their own two-hour cabaret program, office hours , objection and summa cum . In 2007 Schmidt played Doctor Diafoirus in the play The Imaginary Sick by Molière on the stage of the Bolongaro Palace in Frankfurt-Höchst.

Schmidt has been a member of the Stuttgart State Theater ensemble since the 2007 season . On October 12, 2007 the premiere of the recital Elvis Lives took place. And Schmidt can prove it instead. On October 25, 2008, the production of Schmidt's Hamlet musical The Prince of Denmark , directed by Christian Brey, premiered there, in which he also played some roles himself. Most recently, Schmidt appeared repeatedly in productions by the author-director René Pollesch . In 2012 on Germany tour with the Concerto Köln , Schmidt spoke the title role in Mozart's Singspiel Der Schauspieldirektor and sang a baritone part .

Schmidt appeared several times in the Munich backyard theater at the beginning of his career . Gage was the “participation in the entrance fee; Travel and accommodation are to be paid by the artist himself ”.

Since summer 2019, Schmidt has been moderating the stand-up and interview show, which takes place every one to two months in the Schauspielhaus of the State Theater Stuttgart, Echt? Schmidt? .


In 1995 Schmidt was seen in the movie Nich 'with Leo together with Jürgen von der Lippe . 1999 followed a leading role in the film Late Show , where he played the program director Conny Scheffer. He also appeared at the side of numerous comedians with a brief appearance in Otto Waalkes ' film 7 dwarfs - men alone in the forest . In the film Searching and finding love by Helmut Dietl Schmidt played alongside Anke Engelke a supporting role .

In 2004 he was supposed to play the then Interior Senator Helmut Schmidt in an RTL television film about the flood disaster of 1962 in Hamburg , but he canceled his participation shortly before the announcement of his new late night show Harald Schmidt on ARD. Since New Year 2008 he has played the role of a gentleman host or cruise director Oskar Schifferle in the ZDF series Das Traumschiff . In the two-part television film Teufelsbraten (2008) by Hermine Huntgeburth , he was seen as an underwear representative.

In the episode of the ZDF crime series SOKO Stuttgart , broadcast in November 2009 , Schmidt took on a guest role as head of a psychiatric clinic . In 2011 he was the presenter of his own late-night show in Andreas Dresen's drama Halt auf Freilicht . In 2012 she played a supporting role in Helmut Dietl's comedy Zettl . In February 2015 it was announced that Schmidt will again play the role of cruise director in the ZDF series Das Traumschiff .

In 2016 Schmidt played a supporting role in the ZDF Rosamunde Pilcher film adaptation A Doctor & Three Women as Lord Hurrleton.

Shortly before the start of shooting, Harald Schmidt announced in February 2017 that he would not admit the role of Chief Detective Gernot Schöllhammer in the new SWR Black Forest crime scene with the new investigator duo Franziska Tobler ( Eva Löbau ) and Friedemann Berg ( Hans-Jochen Wagner ) for personal reasons play.

Harald Schmidt provided the ideas for the six-part mini-series Labaule & Erben , published in 2018 , in which Uwe Ochsenknecht plays the heir of a fictional media company.


Beginnings at ARD

Schmidt made his first television experience in March 1988 with the broadcaster Free Berlin with the show MAZ! which was broadcast on the first from 1989 . In 1990 the programs Pssst… (a guessing show based on the model of the show Was bin ich? By Robert Lembke ) and Schmidt Each other , which he moderated with Herbert Feuerstein until December 1994, followed. Both programs were produced and broadcast by Westdeutscher Rundfunk . Schmidt each other and Pssst… were broadcast on Erste from 1994 and 1995 respectively. In February and March 2007 there was a new edition of Pssst… with twelve episodes in the early evening program , but they did not achieve the audience ratings expected. In 1990 he moderated an event of the SPD in Dortmund's Westfalenhalle , which took place after the attack on Oskar Lafontaine . He was on stage with Willy Brandt , Johannes Rau and Hans-Jochen Vogel .

From December 1992 to March 1993 there was a short interlude with the four-part show Gala , produced by Radio Bremen for ARD ! . From October 1992 to May 1995 he hosted the show Do you understand fun? which he had taken over from Paola and Kurt Felix with only moderate success. His comedy interludes did not get along with the entertainment that was customary at the time and made up for a wide audience.

The Harald Schmidt Show on Sat.1

Late night shows by Harald Schmidt
broadcast Channel Period
The Harald Schmidt Show Sat 1 1995-2003
Harald Schmidt The first 2004-2007
Schmidt & Pocher The first 2007-2009
Harald Schmidt The first 2009-2011
The Harald Schmidt Show Sat 1 2011–2012
The Harald Schmidt Show Sky 2012-2014

December 5, 1995 to December 23, 2003 moderated Schmidt, the first from brain pool in Cologne Capitol produced Harald Schmidt Show . From August 1998 to December 2003 the show was then produced by Schmidt's Bonito company in Studio 449 in Cologne-Mülheim . Because of his often disrespectful and cynical humor, Schmidt was nicknamed Dirty Harry in the media , which he himself first circulated in an interview with Stern magazine .

The uninhibited way of dealing with his joke victims brought Schmidt a few complaints. For example, the former TV channel presenter Susan Stahnke resisted a contribution from the Harald Schmidt Show , in which an actress similar to Stahnke was shown in lingerie while allegedly filming a sex scene for a film called Basic-Instinct II . The film alluded to the plaintiff's plans, previously announced in the press, to pursue a career as a film actress in Hollywood.

In the first few years of the program, Poland jokes were also more often part of the program. In the words of his gag writer Ralf Kabelka, they corresponded to a “strong need to sound out new boundaries” and “to break conventions and taboos”. German journalists and cultural workers in Poland and the Polish magazine Polityka protested against the Poland jokes . Harald Schmidt was invited by the Polish ambassador Andrzej Byrt to get to know the reality in the neighboring country to the east. He accepted the invitation and since then has refrained from joking about Poland.

In December 1995, Bettina Böttinger was part of a picture puzzle. Schmidt showed an issue of the women's magazine Emma , Eierlikör , a toilet bowl and Bettina Böttinger and asked: “What do these four things have in common? Those are the four things that no man would touch voluntarily. ”As a result, he made new allusions to the homosexuality of the presenter, who finally came on his show and said that she was“ very hurt ”and then the studio immediately left again. Harald Schmidt initiated the outing of Bettina Böttinger around the turn of the year 1995/1996 . In Mr. Schmidt turns 50, but does not want to celebrate , that section was shown again. The director Monika Piel therefore wanted to hold a fundamental discussion with the editorial staff about the boundary between exaggeration in the service of satire and personal insults for the mere purpose of a gag: There would be “a discussion about appropriate ethical programming standards in WDR. In the comedy sector in particular, such discussions sharpen the boundaries between public and commercial programs ”.

Johannes B. Kerner was heavily criticized by Schmidt for a special broadcast on the rampage in Erfurt in 2002, because he had invited an eleven-year-old boy who had witnessed the crime. As the winner, Harald Schmidt canceled his participation in the presentation of the prestigious " Goldene Feder " media award on May 24, 2002 in Hamburg. Johannes B. Kerner was chosen as moderator for the award ceremony and Harald Schmidt declined to personally accept the media award from Kerner's hands in protest. Harald Schmidt sent a written rejection: "[...] In view of the recent external media impact of Johannes B. Kerner, under no circumstances can we imagine accepting a prize in his presence [...]".

On December 8, 2003, Harald Schmidt announced that he wanted to take a “creative break” after his late night show on Sat.1. As a result of the takeover of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG by Haim Saban , the then managing director of Sat.1, Martin Hoffmann , with whom Schmidt maintained a friendly relationship, had been dismissed a few days earlier . According to a report by Der Spiegel magazine , the then ProSiebenSat.1 CEO Urs Rohner received express instructions from Saban not to dismiss Hoffmann until after the upcoming contract extension with Harald Schmidt. The negotiations were delayed, Rohner dismissed Hoffmann early, and Schmidt did not extend his contract. According to Manuel Andrack, there were other possible reasons for the end of the show: On the one hand, it was suspected that Schmidt wanted more money and production was then stopped. Andrack also explains that Schmidt was “burned out” at the time and needed a break. In his opinion, the main reason was the establishment of a fifth weekly program from summer 2003, which led to an overload. Harald Schmidt relativized this statement in an interview with Hoffmann's successor, Roger Schawinski , but also confirmed there that he had been “pumped out” and understood the change at the top of the transmitter as a signal, but that Schawinski was not the reason for leaving.

The successor on the same slot was on May 17, 2004, Anke Engelke with her show Anke Late Night , which was discontinued on October 21, 2004 due to poor ratings. During his one-year break, Harald Schmidt went on a world tour and did a cabaret tour with Manuel Andrack .

Return to ARD

The first pre-release of his new late-night show Harald Schmidt on ARD was broadcast on December 23, 2004 - exactly one year after Schmidt's last Sat.1 broadcast. The first regular episode of the show aired on January 19, 2005. According to estimates by the Swiss media service “Klein Report”, Schmidt's production company received a total of eight million euros from ARD for 60 programs per year, which corresponds to a production budget of around 133,000 euros per show (including Schmidt's moderation fee).

Harald Schmidt, 2010

In addition to the moderation of his show Harald Schmidt , Schmidt appeared again and again in the following years as a moderator of various other programs. From February 12th to 26th, 2006, he and the sports reporter Waldemar Hartmann presented the 60-minute ARD program Olympia with Waldi & Harry , which was broadcast on the broadcast days of the ARD during the 2006 Winter Olympics . On May 15, 2006, Schmidt acted as a guest presenter for the television magazine Report Mainz , which, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary, was ironically self-critical. Together with Eva Padberg , Schmidt moderated the Bambi Awards of Hubert Burda Media on November 30, 2006 , which took place for the first time in the new Mercedes-Benz World in Stuttgart and was broadcast live on ARD. The Bambi Awards 2007 and 2008 were also moderated by Schmidt. After a “trial application” on his ARD show, where he moderated part of the ZDF news magazine as a rehearsal for a “vacation replacement”, Harald Schmidt presented a contribution as a “guest presenter” on April 19, 2007 in the Today Journal . 4.24 million viewers saw the program.

From October 25, 2007, Schmidt performed the program Schmidt & Pocher alongside comedian Oliver Pocher . In an interview with the news magazine Der Spiegel , Schmidt stated after the last issue of Harald Schmidt in June 2007 that he was "finished" with the format of a late-night show broadcast several times a week and that he would rather leave this to his colleague Oliver Pocher. In April 2009 Schmidt and Pocher ended their collaboration. From September 2009 it was back on the air with a revised format by Harald Schmidt .

On September 22, 2008, Schmidt took over the post of editor-in-chief of this program for one day on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of NDR Info . In September 2010 it was announced that Harald Schmidt had not extended his contract with ARD, which was valid until 2011, but instead signed with Sat.1. Schmidt gave the newspaper Die Zeit as a reason that there had been little contact with ARD and that he understood this as a signal.

Continuation of the Harald Schmidt Show

On September 13, 2011, the first edition of the Harald Schmidt Show , reissued on Sat.1, was broadcast, which was shown on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with the familiar concept at 11:15 p.m. At the beginning of January 2012, the Harald Schmidt Show received an additional slot and has been running from Tuesdays to Thursdays at 11:15 p.m. In March 2012, Sat.1 announced that the show would be discontinued due to poor audience ratings. The last issue on Sat.1 was broadcast on May 3, 2012.

On May 2, 2012, the pay TV broadcaster Sky announced that it would take over the format. From September 2012, Schmidt presented his late night show from Tuesday to Thursday at 10:15 p.m. The last Harald Schmidt Show ran on Sky on March 13, 2014 . Schmidt had previously announced in the radio show MonTalk on WDR 2 that he would withdraw completely from the television business should his show be discontinued on Sky.

In February 2015, Schmidt presented the SRF 1 broadcast Kulturplatz . He took over the representation of the presenter Nina Mavis Brunner for two episodes .

Advertising medium

Schmidt started his first advertising engagement for the soccer world championship in 1998 , when he presented the "McSchmidt-Studio" on the Sat.1 channel in a media cooperation with McDonald’s . Since 2000, Harald Schmidt has been promoting various organizations and companies nationwide on a regular basis. From the summer of 2000, he praised the advantages of an Internet and DSL connection in Swabian TV spots on T-Online . In January 2001, he posed as an advertising figure without a fee in a nationwide magazine advertisement for the German Scout Foundation . As of 2002, there was an annual television commercial series with Schmidt as a prominent testimonial for the brand Nescafé company Nestlé . In 2003, 2004 and again from July 2006, Schmidt was an avowed hypochondriac advertising partner of the German generic drug manufacturer Hexal . In the first few years, the spots were produced entirely by Schmidt's company Bonito TV, like Schmidt's TV advertising appearances for the KarstadtQuelle department store chain (2002) and Deutsche Bahn AG (2003).

In January 2006, the Munich market research institute Imas International published a nationwide survey, according to which only 36 percent of Germans consider Harald Schmidt to be a likeable advertising figure, in contrast to Günther Jauch , who did the best and achieved a sympathy rate of 69%. In the spring of 2006, Schmidt promoted colonoscopies in the Felix Burda Foundation's “ Colon Cancer Month March ” campaign . From October 2006, Schmidt dubbed a male domestic pig in 14 TV spots as an advertising character for the Saubillig campaign of the Media Markt , and his voice could be heard in the company's radio spots. Although Schmidt did not appear personally in this campaign, it caused a nationwide sensation. From November 28, 2006, Schmidt advertised the public transport system “ 3-Löwen-Takt ” of the Baden-Württemberg local transport company in radio spots with a Swabian dialect .

Supporters of the center against evictions

Harald Schmidt is a supporter of the Center against Expulsions (ZgV). According to media reports, Harald Schmidt supports the ZgV not only with his name and his likeness, but also with financial donations. Harald Schmidt was also a member of the jury for the Franz Werfel Human Rights Prize .

Patron of the German Depression Aid Foundation

Harald Schmidt has been the patron of the German Depression Aid Foundation since 2008 . He supports the foundation in its goal of improving the situation of people with depression, financially as well as through public relations work and the moderation of the Depression Patient Congress .

Books and Column

Schmidt has written several books. He also wrote a weekly column for Focus magazine from 1994 to 2013 . Some of the columns were also published collectively in book form. In October 2003 the audio book of Horst Friedrich's crime novel Jerry Cotton - My first case at the FBI , was published by Harald Schmidt. Since May 2017, Schmidt has had a video column from Monday to Friday in the paid section of Spiegel Online , initially at Spiegel Daily and since May 2018 at Spiegel Plus.


Schmidt with talk guest Patrick Mölleken , 2008


  • Tears in the aquarium. A short trip to the end of the mind 1993, ISBN 3-462-02302-0 .
  • Mulattos in yellow armchairs. The diaries 1945–1952 and the Focus columns 2005, ISBN 3-462-03642-4 .

Columns collected in book form:



TV series

Sound carrier

  • 1998: The best Harald Schmidt sayings, Vol. 1 (Chlodwig Z / Sony Music)
  • 1998: The best Harald Schmidt sayings, Vol. 2 (Chlodwig Z / Sony Music)
  • 2004: Schmidtgift (WortArt)
  • 2005: LiveMitSchmidt (Deutsche Grammophon)

Video albums

Chart positions
Explanation of the data
The Harald Schmidt Show - Best Of
  DE 45 05/01/2004 (4 weeks)
  • 2000: Bimmel and Bommel - The good A! (WVG Medien GmbH)
  • 2000: Harald Schmidt - disrespectful and prescription-free (WVG Medien GmbH)
  • 2004: Schmidt each other: The best (EuroVideo Medien GmbH)
  • 2004: The Harald Schmidt - The Best of Vol. 1 & 2 + Golden Goals (Studiocanal)
  • 2005: Harald Schmidt - Best of Harald Schmidt 2005 (Highlight)
  • 2006: Harald Schmidt - Best of Harald Schmidt 2006 (Highlight)
  • 2007: Harald Schmidt - Gala (EuroVideo Medien GmbH)
  • 2008: Harald Schmidt & Oliver Pocher - The first year: Best of (Universal Music)
  • 2011: I've already overdrawn / surviving is everything (Hoanzl)
  • 2011: The Harald Schmidt Show - The first 100 years: 1995–2003 (Turbine Medien GmbH / Rough Trade Distribution)
  • 2013: The Harald Schmidt Show - The Second 100 Years: 1995–2003 (Turbine Medien GmbH / Rough Trade Distribution)


TV biography

  • Mr. Schmidt turns 50 but doesn't want to celebrate. Homage by Klaus Michael Heinz (Das Erste, August 24, 2007)


Romy award ceremony in the
Vienna Hofburg , 2011

Web links

Commons : Harald Schmidt  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Articles and interviews

Individual evidence

  1. "Cheaper than the Uefa Cup" . Hans-Jürgen Jakobs, sueddeutsche.de , May 19, 2010.
  2. Information on Schmidt's membership card of FC Bayern Munich which he holds in the camera in the Harald Schmidt Show No. 999 (from November 15, 2001) after 11 minutes, 43 seconds ( video of the broadcast on dailymotion.de). In the Harald Schmidt Show No. 1042 (from February 19, 2002, 13: 49-23: 50), Schmidt erroneously states August 17,  1957 when correcting numerous errors in an instruction on legal remedies  ( video at dailymotion.de)
  3. Harald Schmidt : Brockhaus - The encyclopedia in 30 volumes. 21st edition. FA Brockhaus, Leipzig and Mannheim 2005–2006 (online edition), accessed on July 18, 2012
  4. Harald Schmidt in the Munzinger archive , accessed on July 18, 2012 ( beginning of article freely accessible)
  5. Kath.net : Service must be Latin and last at least four hours. February 28, 2007.
  6. ^ Organ fairy tale evening in the Reformation Church in Marienburg with Harald Schmidt ( Memento of the original from December 16, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.kirche-koeln.de
  7. There's nothing else around us by Jörg Thomann in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , October 18, 2007
  8. https://www.teckbote.de/nachrichten/lokalnachrichten- Zwischen-neckar-und-alb_artikel,-lustvoll-vom-hoelzchen-aufs-stoeckchen-_arid, 235338.html
  9. https://www.teckbote.de/nachrichten/lokalnachrichten- Zwischen-neckar-und-alb_artikel,-lustvoll-vom-hoelzchen-aufs-stoeckchen-_arid, 235338.html
  10. Ascent without consecration ... trimmed for success ... by Sellmair, Die Zeit  No. 23 from 2000
  11. Excerpt from the book Das Lexikon der TV-Moderatoren by Michael Völkel ( Memento of the original from September 29, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.fernsehmoderatoren.de
  12. Augsburger Allgemeine: Harald Schmidt on the limits of joke-making and his role as a father of five. July 12, 2019, accessed July 29, 2019 .
  13. Harald Schmidt - I am the naked woman from the pudding! by Christine Claussen and Ulrike Posche on: stern.de , April 16, 2009
  14. WDR2 MonTalk from December 16, 2013 with Christine Westermann and Harald Schmidt
  15. Harald Schmidt plays Molière - and is hardly recognized . Berliner Morgenpost, August 7, 2007
  16. Stuttgart “Liederabend”: Schmidt meets Elvis, Baader meets Hitler . Spiegel Online, October 13, 2007
  17. ^ Review and review of the musical The Prince of Denmark on nachtkritik.de
  18. ^ Review and review review on nachtkritik.de to René Pollesch's Drei Western with Harald Schmidt
  19. Criticism and review review on nachtkritik.de of René Pollesch's When the actors want to have a free evening, Hedley Lamarr and Harald Schmidt take over
  20. The superstar. In: sueddeutsche.de. May 17, 2010, accessed March 9, 2018 .
  21. Really? Schmidt? on the Stuttgart Schauspielhaus website
  22. Harald Schmidt in “Soko Stuttgart” ( memento from March 14, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) by Roland Müller in the Stuttgarter Zeitung, March 4, 2009
  23. Harald Schmidt is back on the "dream ship" . T-Online, February 1, 2015.
  24. On ZDF, Harald Schmidt is now making for romantics . Picture, April 5, 2016.
  25. Harald Schmidt cancels "Tatort" on faz.de from February 20, 2017
  26. Now online: “Labaule & Erben” based on an idea by Harald Schmidt on quotenmeter.de
  27. medienmagazin.de about the new Pssst… season
  28. WOLFGANG MESSNER / ALEXANDER KÜHN: “We are our own planet” . In: The daily newspaper: taz . January 6, 2001, ISSN  0931-9085 , p. 28 ( taz.de [accessed November 19, 2019]).
  29. ^ Olaf Sundermeyer: The pot . 2009, p. 206 .
  30. For the history and format structure cf. Harald Keller: The history of the talk show in Germany. Frankfurt / M .: S. Fischer 2009, p. 324ff.
  31. Hamburg Regional Court, August 13, 1999, Az. 324 O 106/99, NJW-RR 2000, p. 978 ff.
  32. Julia Wenmakers: Legal limits of the new forms of satire on television - where does the fun end with Stefan Raab and Harald Schmidt? Publishing house Dr. Kovac, Hamburg 2009, p. 25 f.
  33. Always topical question: What is satire allowed to do? ( Memento from February 7, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Online magazine Finanztipp-Blog.
  34. “Tell where the enemy is” , in: Süddeutsche Zeitung, July 30, 2019, p. 10.
  35. ^ Poland: not funny at all by Margot Zeslawski in Focus Magazin, August 25, 1997.
  36. Thomas Urban , clichés in the media , www.politische-bildung-brandenburg.de , March 2009.
  37. Harald Schmidt homage: Polenwitze, Busengriff, Musikantenstadel on Focus-Online, August 24, 2007
  38. Harald Schmidt's Böttinger joke by Hans Hoff on Sueddeutsche.de, May 17, 2010.
  39. What does Harald Schmidt have against Johannes B. Kerner? on tagesspiegel.de, May 5, 2002.
  40. Interview in the DVD box The Harald Schmidt Show - The First Hundred Years - after approx. 66 minutes
  41. Schawinski broadcast on February 16, 2015 on SRF 1 ( online ).
  42. Harald Schmidt meets Roger Schawinski. "Your entry was my intro TV history" on dwdl.de .
  43. 40 years REPORT MAINZ Harald Schmidt moderates the anniversary program - May 15, 2006 (via the report moderation by Harald Schmidt on May 15, 2006)
  44. Humility in front of the teleprompter on spiegel.online, April 20, 2007
  45. ^ ARD announcement about Schmidt & Pocher (daserste.de on May 14, 2007) ( Memento from April 29, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
  46. Harald Schmidt has had enough of late night shows on spiegel-online, June 16, 2007.
  47. Schmidt jokes in future without Pocher on spiegel-online from December 27, 2008.
  48. Editor-in-chief Harald Schmidt ( Memento from December 5, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
  49. Late-Night-Talk: Harald Schmidt goes back to Sat.1 of September 13, 2010.
  50. They didn't know what to do with me from Stephan Lebert, Die Zeit No. 38/2010.
  51. Sat.1 stops the “Harald Schmidt Show” on May 3rd by Thomas Lückerath on dwdl.de on March 28th, 2012.
  52. "Late Night König" Harald Schmidt changes to Sky. Sky Germany, May 2, 2012, accessed on May 2, 2012 .
  53. Michael Hanfeld: Harald Schmidt Show canceled, last appearance for Dirty Harry. In: faz.net. December 20, 2013, accessed December 20, 2013 .
  54. WDR 2 MonTalk: Harald Schmidt live (December 16, 2013)
  55. Harald Schmidt: "I am a Swiss of hearts" . Migros Magazin, February 2, 2015.
  56. ^ Center against Expulsion ( Memento of October 17, 2014 in the Internet Archive ), September 17, 2007.
  57. Harald is one ... , Hamburger Abendblatt, October 2, 2007.
  58. ^ Center against Expulsion ( Memento of February 2, 2012 in the Internet Archive )
  59. "If you die - what, please?" Interview in the Frankfurter Rundschau from September 19, 2008
  60. Harald Schmidt - The column on focus.de.
  61. Farewell - merci! Handshake for 20 years of handwriting Schmidt's last Focus column, Focus, April 8, 2013
  62. Smarter Guy, Dead Girl , Spiegel, November 17, 2003
  63. King of the late night at SPIEGEL DAILY - Harald Schmidt returns to Spiegel Online , May 16, 2017
  64. SPIEGEL ONLINE: Welcome to the new SPIEGEL +. Retrieved June 19, 2018 .
  65. SPIEGEL ONLINE: Harald Schmidt on SPIEGEL +: Millions of people are finally seeing me. Retrieved June 19, 2018 .
  66. Chart sources: DE
  67. Me, Harald Schmidt: The whole incredible truth about my life
  68. 50th "Bambi" Awards: Dutch charm stole the show from Hollywood . Rhein-Zeitung, October 10, 1997
  69. Harald Schmidt receives the Franco-German Journalism Prize . Deutsche Welle, May 23, 2003.
  70. Press release of the City of Leipzig from September 24, 2012 ( Memento from June 12, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  71. Harald Schmidt appointed Knight of the Legion of Honor . Communication from the French embassy in Berlin, May 6, 2013.