Welcome to my world as a TV news cameraman.




For nearly three decades I had the pleasure to travel in the company of my collagues from the American TV network ABC NEWS all over the world..We saw the best and the worst human beings are capable of  but I also had the privilege to work with the best correspondents and anchormen at the time like Peter Jennings and Ted Koppel

 

So it happened that I was amongst the first cameramen to film Nelson Mandela  after 27 years of imprisonment, being interviewed by Ted Koppel in Soweto, South Africa.  


We traveled with Lech Walesa who fought the communist regime to become Poland‘s  first leader of  a free trade union called „Solidarnosc“;  we saw the Eastern Block countries get rid of the communist regime in Rumania, in East Germany, in by then Czechoslovakia and Hungary - but we also experienced the horror of war and destruction in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, The Congo, Kuwait or Iraq ...


Until today many of the images my camera caught are stored in the collective memory of the American people .


Please enjoy a few pictures behind the scenes with Peter Jennings and Ted Koppel "reporting from ...."


Alex Bruckner