It Was 20 Years Ago Today: The Fall of the Berlin Wall

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There are huge celebrations in Berlin, as world leaders gather to mark an event that changed the face of the world. It was twenty years ago today that the Berlin Wall came down. Guest host Sara Terry asks whether the past two decades have lived up to the promise of that moment, and how the end of the Cold War era shaped the political and economic realities of today. Also, the Supreme Court considers life sentences for children, and a last-minute change in the healthcare bill passed by the House has given abortion opponents their biggest victory in years.

Banner image: A woman places flowers in the back wall (east side, looking west) of a preserved segment of the Berlin wall during a commemorative event to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the wall in Berlin today. Photo: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images