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Wednesday, 12 June 2013

ERT survived the Nazis and the junta but not the troika ....

The television and radio broadcasts of ERT are indelibly etched into all Greeks' minds. This detailed review of the history of the broadcaster by the Associated Press explains why a country has stood up and resisted its sudden closure...

When Nazi troops marched into Greece's nearly deserted capital on 27 April 1941, radio announcer Kostas Stavropoulos of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation announced the grim news. He urged his countrymen and women not to listen to future Nazi radio transmissions and signed off with the Greek national anthem. 
 
That moment in Greek broadcasting history is indelibly etched into the country's collective memory.

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