Fall of Berlin Wall remembered by CBC cameraman
Pascal Leblond calls covering the fall of the Berlin Wall a 'career highlight'
The wall divided Germany for nearly three decades. But on Nov. 9, 1989, East German authorities announced they would stop preventing their citizens from crossing the barrier after months of political unrest.
That night saw a euphoric tide of celebrations sweep throughout Berlin as citizens celebrated their country's reunification.
Cameraman Pascal Leblond was there as the first Germans crossed the wall, working as a sound recordist for CBC News. He said witnessing that night brought tears to his eyes and calls the assignment the highlight of his career.