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Ed van Westerloo

Ed van Westerloo - Winternachten 2002 - foto Serge Ligtenberg
Ed van Westerloo - Winternachten 2002 - foto Serge Ligtenberg

(Amsterdam 1938) is a journalist who worked for the Dutch broadcasting corporation NOS from 1976 until 1995. He ended his career as the head of NOS Television. He was responsible for the contact with the Royal Family; he produced interviews with several of its members, and interviewed Willem Alexander after his graduation. Form 1964 until 1976 he worked at the KRO as an editor, and later editor in chief. With Aad van den Heuvel he interviewed President Sukarno in February 1967. They had sneaked into the presidential palace and interviewed Sukarno unofficially. This was the last interview with Sukarno as president. It was put on the air on 19 February 1967 in the show Brandpunt and entered television-history under the title 'Ik heb je dóór!' (I see what you're after). Van Westerloo was chairman of the group Sports and Communication NOC*NSF and is currently the head of MediAffairs.

(NOS 2001)

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  • Winternachten 2002 – Winternacht 1

    Soekarno

    Sukarno is hot! Even his daughter has become president. His biography was published in Jakarta in 2001. It was written by a Dutchman no less, author Lambert Giebels. He talked about his findings with journalist Ed van Westerloo, who had the only Dutch tv-interview with Sukarno ever, and with Remco Raben, a researcher of the history of Indonesia in the fifties. In this program, some unique film footage of Sukarno was presented as well. Dutch spoken.