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This episode of Whistlestop travels back to Nov. 9, 1989, when East and West Berliners took sledgehammers to the Berlin Wall and President H.W. George Bush showed restraint in not making grandiose statements about American-style democracy.
Whistlestop is Slate’s podcast about presidential history. Hosted by Political Gabfest host John Dickerson, each installment will revisit memorable moments from America’s presidential carnival.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Research by Brian Rosenwald and Elizabeth Hinson.