Peter Merseburger

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Peter Merseburger (2004)

Peter Merseburger (born May 9, 1928 in Zeitz ) is a German journalist and author .


Merseburger was the second child of the painter and graphic artist Karl Erich Merseburger and his wife Gertrud, née Troeger.

He studied German , history and sociology at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and the Philipps University of Marburg . He worked as a correspondent and editor at Der Spiegel . From January 1967 to April 1975 he was the director and presenter of the television magazine Panorama , succeeding Joachim Fest . From 1968 he was both editor-in-chief and head of the current affairs department of Norddeutscher Rundfunk . From 1977 he became the correspondent and studio manager for ARD in various capitals around the world: Washington DC (1977–1982), East Berlin (1982–1987) and London (1987–1991). Since he retired and withdrew from the television business, the Merseburg resident, who lives in Berlin and southern France, has been working as a freelance writer. He is a member of the PEN Center Germany . He became known in this role for his biographies on Kurt Schumacher , Rudolf Augstein , Willy Brandt and Theodor Heuss . Merseburger's son Stephan Merseburger ran the ZDF studio in Vienna.


Brandt and Merseburger (1969)



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  1. Hella moved in today. Birth announcement for Hella Merseburger, designed by Karl Erich Merseburger, 1925.
  2. Hella got a little brother. Birth announcement for Peter Merseburger, designed by Karl Erich Merseburger, 1928; in the Museum Schloss Moritzburg Zeitz.
  3. ^ Homepage of the Research Network (accessed on December 2, 2008)