Biermann birthday with Merkel, Scholz, Steinmeier

Wolf Biermann was celebrated by political leaders on his 85th birthday. Even Merkel pays tribute to the songwriter. The Biermann and Merkel / Sauer couples have been friends for years.

"One day in August – building the wall` `61" (ZDF): Documentarism without guarantee

With a mixture of eyewitness testimony and scenic documentaries, the ZDF commemorates the separation of Berlin 60 years ago.

"The seven secret nuclear plans of the GDR" (ZDFinfo): When Chernobyl is belittled

In addition to its criticism of the information policy, the documentary "The Seven Secret Atomic Plans of the GDR" is worth seeing above all as a preventive measure against the protest movements.


Accident with hot air balloon: passenger killed on the ground

Fatal accident: A hot air balloon gets out of control while still on the ground and is swept away by a gust of wind, along with the car to which it is attached. A man on the ground is killed.

Wine and gin and tonic: pop star Nino de Angelo is drinking alcohol again

Nino de Angelo regularly reached for the wine glass. His health suffered from alcohol excesses, which is why the pop singer stopped drinking alcohol in early 2022. Just six months later, a change of heart came over him.

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RBB director under pressure

There have been allegations against RBB broadcaster Patricia Schlesinger for weeks. Now there are consequences for the ARD. But the matter is not over yet.

Minimum wage, compulsory vaccination and fuel discount: These are the changes in August 2022

In August 2022 there will be some innovations. The 9-euro ticket is about to expire, students should get more money and gas should be saved. The changes at a glance.