Curriculum Vitae

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Political Science, History,  Philosophy, Theology

1967 Ph.D. Doctoral Thesis on Konrad Adenauer


Professional Career:     


Editor and reporter with Südwestrundfunk (South German Radio and Television)


Head and presenter of the political program "Report"                        

Since 1992 

Head of "Zukunftsredaktion" at Südwestrundfunk and from 


Head and presenter of the  political program "Querdenker"(Unconventional thinker) in 3sat and until 2003 Head and presenter of the 3sat program "Grenzenlos" (Boundless/without borders)


From 2003

Freelance writer of background reports and commentaries for over 40 newspapers and magazines and guest lecturer/speakerat conferences and events worldwide.


1978 Bambi

1979 Adolf-Grimme Prize

1980 Golden Camera

1983 Karl-Hermann-Flach Prize

Drexel Prize

Hans-Thoma Medal

1987 SevenPiper Prize

1992 "Golden Swallow" Environmental Prize

1994 German Solar Prize for Journalism

1997 European Solar Prize for Journalism

1998 The "Golden Ö"

2000 Environment Award from the town of Landau

2002 Environment-Online Award

2003 Human Rights "Award 2003"

2004 German Industry and Commerce Environmental Prize

German Solar Prize for the Internet page "Sonnenseite"

2005 The Steiger Award

The Golden Tree

2006 Award for Innovation - Bigi and Franz Alt

2007 "The golden flower of Rheydt"

(The eldest German Award for Environment)

2011 "Speaker of the Year" and Member of the "Hall of Fame"

2011 "Democracy-Award"

2012 Utopia-Award 2012 (

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