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Berlin Save the Wall: The actor and singer David Hasselhoff is lending his star power to a campaign to save what’s left of the Berlin Wall. Hasselhoff, 60, is known to Americans as the star of TV shows Baywatch and Knight Rider, but Berliners love his music. His song “Looking for Freedom,” a huge hit in both East and West Germany during the summer of 1989, is credited with galvanizing the anti-communist movement. The concert he gave on the Berlin Wall on New Year’s Eve 1989, just two months after the wall dividing the city fell, has become one of the signal moments of the era. Hasselhoff was in Berlin this week to ask officials not to tear down the last remaining mile of the wall to make way for apartments.

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