Hanns-Joachim Friedrichs

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Hanns-Joachim Friedrichs
Born (1927-03-15)15 March 1927
Hamm, Germany
Died 28 March 1995(1995-03-28) (aged 68)
Hamburg, Germany
Cause of death Lung cancer
Nationality German
Other names Hanns Joachim Friedrichs
Occupation Journalist

Hanns-Joachim Friedrichs (15 March 1927 in Hamm – 28 March 1995 in Hamburg) was a German journalist.


From 1971 to 1981, he was a sports journalist for the German magazine Sportstudio. 1985 Friedrichs went from ZDF to ARD. In Germany Friedrichs became famous as the anchorman for the television news program Tagesthemen, which he moderated alternately with Ulrike Wolf (*1944) and later Sabine Christiansen. He was succeeded by Ulrich Wickert. Friedrichs died in March 1995 from lung cancer. The Hanns-Joachim-Friedrichs-Award for works in journalism is named after him.

On 9 November 1989 he announced to the German public that the Berlin Wall had fallen.[1]



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