Aktuelle Kamera

The Current camera was the 1952-1990 broadcast news program of the German Television or 1972-1990 of the " television of the GDR."

  • 2.1 editorship
  • 2.2 Newscaster
  • 2.3 Sport Speaker
  • 2.4 AK- correspondents in the district towns
  • 2.5 AK- correspondents in foreign capitals
  • 2.6 Production Chefs


GDR era

The Current camera was the daily news program since its launch of the German Television on 21 December 1952. However, their importance grew only with the widespread adoption of receivers. First, the East German newsreel The eyewitness was the more important news medium.

The show was like all media in the German Democratic Republic ( DDR) of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED ) controls and was an important propaganda tool. The secretary for agitation in the SED Central Committee certain basic daily reporting. Contents of the shipment were usually requires detailed reporting on meetings of the Central Committee, party of the SED, state visits, award ceremonies, visits by officials in companies and other official occasions. It was also very detailed report on alleged improvements of socialist production in industrial enterprises and in agriculture and the social housing program. The focus was always the plan fulfillment.

The international coverage was also highly politicized. Events that would conceal the government ( such as illegal border crossings prominent East German citizens ) were not mentioned. Reports on the non-socialist working abroad are often concerned with social and societal problems such as poverty and extreme right-wing developments, typical was the regular mention of drug-related deaths in the former Federal Republic or West Berlin.

The language style (eg in the movie Good Bye, Lenin! Parodied ) was characterized by the enumeration of the titles as well as by extremely long sentences, which is a good breathing technique and the listener sometimes demanded the newscaster a certain concentration. The coming of the news agency ADN messages were stylistically rewritten by editors in the television newsroom to them, as far as it went, to make speaking capable. The Current camera reflected the policy of the SED, but not the reality of life in the GDR. The editor in chief and his six deputies were instructed by the agitation Commission of the Central Committee of the SED.

Besides the low information content, this was probably one of the main reasons for the low popularity of the show. For more comprehensive information, many GDR citizens served - where it was technically possible - the news broadcasts of the " Western television". Since this was known, this The black channel commented agitational in the weekly program.

The most important broadcast of the current camera started every day at 19.30 clock and ended at 20.00 clock. The main issue was repeated at 21.30 clock in the second program and the next morning at 9:30 clock in the first program. Throughout the day there were more shorter editions. In the first program of the repetition of the main issue were only sent text messages, with the exception that were commonly read by the program speakers of this channel.

After the turn

The turnaround time also influenced the television of the GDR and the program Current camera. Increasingly, managed the editorial, to break away from the control of state power and freedom to report. On October 30, 1989 playing in the 2nd program at 22.00 clock the new late edition AK Zwo. The show was different both visually and in the editorial layout of the other expenses of the current camera and was in style as the news magazines Tagesthemen ( First German Television ) and heute-journal ( ZDF). There was no speaker, but a moderator who carried out the mission. Short messages were still read by the usual spokesman of the current camera. Graphic elements such as logo, header, background graphics and studio sets were designed looser. The logo was held in a cursive, and in the opening credits, the studio was in the background live displayed. This was also creatively a certain contrast to the other issues, and the program seemed more open. The repetition of the main output at 21.30 clock was abandoned. The AK Zwo was also broadcast on 3sat to the transmit circuit.

As the "Television of the GDR" was again in " German television broadcasting, " renamed on 14 March 1990, all editions of the current camera took over the design of the consignment AK Zwo. The main issue at 19.30 clock called henceforth the AK in the evening. It was later also launched an AK in the morning and an AK at noon. Shorter editions were called AK short messages or AK news. On 15 December 1990, the two programs DFF DFF 1 and 2 were replaced by the DFF chain program countries. The era of the program was terminated. The news broadcast on the new station was called Current, and their main issue was also aired at 19.30 clock. Some of the current speaker of the camera stayed still on the air, until this station was discontinued on 31 December 1991.




  • Klaus Ackermann
  • Klaus Feldmann 1963-1989 ( then speaker at Cottbus local stations LTV)
  • Renate Krawielicki 1980 - 1990 ( subsequently moderation and editing for VOX and WDR for family programs)
  • Christel core
  • Peter Kettle
  • Herbert Köfer 1952-1953
  • Hans- Dieter Lange 1963-1989
  • Wolfgang lip 1970? - Up to the end 1991 behind the scenes (later of Sat.1 )
  • Wolfgang Meyer 1970 - 1990 ( speaker of the last issue )
  • Anne- Rose Neumann
  • Matthias Schliesing 1980 - 1990 ( Then newscaster in the MDR- regional broadcast Saxony-Anhalt Today and in the NDR reports from the days)
  • Heidrun Schulz to the end ( spoke the last issue of the AK- successor program " News")
  • Elisabeth Süncksen 1960 - 1989 ( later as a program announcer )
  • Angelika underflow 1977 - July 1990 ( then off spokeswoman for Spiegel TV and reporter at Sat.1 breakfast television )
  • Michael Schmidt AK Zwo (now at NDR )

Exclusively for the succession broadcast Currently the DFF chain Countries worked:

  • Christiane Gerboth, 1990-1991 ( then at the ProSieben News and Focus TV and in the MDR- broadcast Riverboat )
  • Christine Masters 1990-1991 ( subsequently spokeswoman, and later presenter at Brandenburg Currently ORB / rbb, currently behind the scenes)
  • January Fromm, 1990-1991 ( then also a few years the ProSieben News )
  • Ronald Translucent, 1990-1991 ( then speaker at MDR Currently, reporter since 2003, first at SWR, and later with DW- TV)
  • Karsten claw
  • Jens Riewa today at ARD and NDR News
  • Peter guard today at rbb

Sports speakers

  • Hans -Dieter Jancker (now freelance radio journalist with the MDR in Leipzig)
  • Heinz- Florian Oertel
  • Sibyl Artist
  • Gehard Kohse

AK- correspondents in the district towns

The network of district correspondents were expanded significantly since 1976. For a number of university graduates who were sent in the fall of 1976 in the districts, there were partly experienced reporter as godfather. These were in Schwerin Jochen Wieczorek, in Dresden AK- chief reporter Wolfgang Reichardt, in Cottbus, the couple Renate and Dagobert Lowenberg and Halle Sergio Günther.

  • Ost-Berlin/Potsdam Bernd Hermann
  • Regina Richter
  • Margit Gessner
  • Hardy Kühnrich has also reported from Moscow
  • Dr. Anett Wundrak
  • Birgit Wednesday
  • Dagmar Mielke
  • Anja Ludewig (rbb today )
  • Marion Titze
  • Heather Rose Hasler
  • Roland Hermann
  • Elke Wetzel
  • Bernd Sprafke, correspondent in Frankfurt District ( Oder)
  • Claudia Sprafke
  • Hans -Dieter Jancker (now free at MDR )
  • Manfred Hering
  • Hans -Jürgen Dufft
  • Erich Schmidt
  • Joachim Bardohn
  • John Lutz
  • Hans -Dieter Jancker
  • Jörg Reichardt
  • Michael Illner
  • January Carpentier ( 1989 Eleven 99, today rbb authored among other posts for " ZIBB " )
  • Erich Muszinski
  • Jürgen Schmidt
  • Hans Thiel
  • Harry Worreschk
  • Roland Wolf
  • Frank Lichtenecker
  • Wolfgang Glatzer
  • Heather Rose Hasler
  • Elgin Rocher
  • Gerd Kruse
  • Michael Schmidt (1987-1991, now NDR)
  • Hans -Dieter Jancker
  • Marian Riedel
  • Michael Schmidt (1984-1987)
  • Dagmar Mielke (1987-1991, now rbb)
  • Hans -Jürgen Dufft (1976-1982)
  • Michael Schmidt (1982-1984, now NDR)
  • Heidi Hasse (1984-1991)

AK correspondents in foreign capitals

  • Bonn, West Germany Lutz Renner (now press office in Brussels)
  • Götz forester
  • Olaf Dietze, then from 1985 in Bonn Manfred Pohl. Pohl was in the 1970's correspondent in Lisbon
  • Bernd Niestroj
  • Budapest, in charge of Hungary, Austria, Yugoslavia Dietmar Schumann
  • Bernd Niestroj

Production manager

  • Rudi high boilers
  • Jürgen Krischollek
  • K. -Heinz Frenzel

Literature and Movies

  • Jost- Arend Bösenberg: The Current camera. News from a sunken land. Companion book to the TV documentary on RBB television. With a foreword by Wolfgang Thierse. Publisher of Berlin- Brandenburg, Berlin 2008, ISBN 978-3-86650-067-9.
  • Jost- Arend Bösenberg: The Current camera ( 1952-1990 ). Steering mechanisms in the GDR television. Publisher of Berlin- Brandenburg, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-935035-66-7 ( Publications of the German Broadcasting Archive 38).
  • Klaus Feldmann: These were the messages. Memories. The New Berlin, Berlin 2006, ISBN 3-360-01277-1.
  • Erich Selbmann: DFF Adlershof. Ways over the TV Land. History of the GDR television. Edition Ost, Berlin 1998, ISBN 3-932180-52-6 ( Red Series ) review.