Godfried van Run
(Bloemendaal, NL 1953) is a reporter, producer, editor of radio and television programmes and one of the trusted voices of the Dutch tv channel 2. As a 16-year-old he recorded commercials for among others Pelicano pens and Yamaha mopeds. He wanted to become a child psychologist but after his psychology studies he ended up at IKON radio and tv doing his alternative national service. In the 1980s he became desk editor at VPRO, where he did voice-overs. Later he was asked to become the VPRO's tv voice. As the promos were partly done at NPO he eventually became the voice of the Dutch Channel 2. In addition Van Run is active as a director, anthologist, and interviewer for various television and radio programmes of VPRO and NTR. From the very first beginning he has worked for the radio history programme Andere Tijden and now coordinates history at VPRO and NTR.(WU 2014 GR)
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We plunge into a crucial episode in our history: 1945-1950. WOII had ended, but in the former Dutch East Indies the struggle which went hand in hand with colonisation was still raging vehemently. Ian Buruma looks into East-West relations in 1945 in his latest book The Year Zero. In January Ad van Liempt publishes his After Liberation: the Bad Years between 1945-1950, a book and a seven-part tv series in which he deals with the changing relation between the Netherlands and the former Dutch East Indies. The Indonesian writer Linda Christanty opens the programme with her view on that period, which changed the balance of power for good and Indonesia breaking away from the Netherlands. In Dutch.