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May 12, 2009 7:08 PM   Subscribe

NRW 1946—2006. Short articles chronicling North Rhine-Westphalia. The site has one rather large shortcoming though, the video clips cannot be accessed (only available on VHS within the State!).
posted by tellurian (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Is this where I paste the Treaty of Westphalia?
posted by Astro Zombie at 7:25 PM on May 12, 2009 [1 favorite]

Is this the German equivalent of NPR? I welcome non-American posts, but some context for the rest of us would be great.
posted by desjardins at 7:26 PM on May 12, 2009 [1 favorite]

This web site is awesome. Thanks, tellurian.
posted by koeselitz at 8:27 PM on May 12, 2009

I prefer the Q because it runs express in Manhattan.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:13 PM on May 12, 2009 [2 favorites]

I'm more of a Hesse kind of guy.
posted by muckster at 9:38 PM on May 12, 2009

What a strange list. I can see why one would want to mention the first Schimanski Tatort (1981), Heike Makatsch (1992) or even Tutti Frutti (1990, "Germany's first stripping game show!"), but Gülcan? Come on, NRW, you can do better than that! (You probably don't know Gülcan, but the live transmission of her wedding was hosted by Steven Gätjen, who once guest starred in Relic Hunter.)
posted by erdferkel at 10:03 PM on May 12, 2009

Is this the German equivalent of NPR?

No, it's just one of numerous German television networks.
posted by moonbiter at 10:28 PM on May 12, 2009

It's a German "Lander", or province/state. One of the best, if not The Best, IMO (lived there 5 years). The Hauptstadt (capitol) is Duesseldorf, where I lived. I'm from Flint, Michigan. The thing that blew me away about the NRW was how much it looked like home, only home as it was when I was a little kid, rather than what it has become. Really a matter of the flatness and the green places. Around Duesseldorf, the open lands were still open, rather than converted to strip malls.
posted by Goofyy at 10:40 PM on May 12, 2009

Isn't North Rhine-Westphalia also sort of in der Nähe von Saarland?
posted by saulgoodman at 7:27 AM on May 13, 2009

1946: "On 6 June 1946 the British decide that Rhinelanders and Westphalians must come together." Oh great, when they start talking about doing the "living room", RUN!
posted by Mike D at 11:13 AM on May 13, 2009

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