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Nat Geo orders Hasselhoff vs. the Berlin Wall

The international division of National Geographic Channels has commissioned Hasselhoff vs. the Berlin Wall, a special to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Actor David Hasselhoff gave a memorable musical performance as the wall came down in 1989, having proved popular in Germany during his singing career. He performed, from the wall, to over a million Germans as their country was being reunited.

Endemol’s Darlow Smithson will produce the new special, which will go out on the National Geographic Channel in the US and around the world. It will chronicle Hasselhoff’s connection with the wall as the star travels back to Berlin, sharing his memories of the iconic 1989 event.

Hasselhoff said: “I witnessed firsthand the horror and the pain the East Germans experienced throughout their unwavering fight for freedom. They are an inspiration to us all, and I am proud beyond words to present their saga to the world in partnership with National Geographic Channel”.

“David didn’t just witness one of the 20th century’s most historic moments, his song ‘Looking For Freedom’ also provided the soundtrack. Through David’s journey and the powerful stories he uncovers, the startling human cost of the wall is laid bare,” added Simon Young, executive producer at DSP.