NPR -Journalist Bellamy Pailthorp ’89 will speak about “The Fall of the Wall — An Eyewitness Perspective.” October 24, 2014 by Iris Bork-Goldfield Bellamy Pailthorp ’89 is a news reporter in Seattle with KPLU Public Radio, one of the leading NPR stations in the Pacific Northwest. She graduated from Wesleyan with High Honors in German Language and Literature in the spring of 1989. She went to Berlin on a Fulbright scholarship that September, to pursue a project on dramaturgy and Bertolt Brecht. Little did she know she would end up working as an interpreter for journalists during the fall of the wall – an unforgettable experience that led to her career as a broadcaster. She lived in Berlin from 1989-1998, eventually working as a TV producer at Deutsche Welle TV and freelancing for other outlets. She now covers the environment beat at KPLU. In this talk, she will share anecdotes about her experience in Berlin before, during and after the fall of the wall. “25 Years: Fall of the Berlin Wall” is co-sponsored by the German Embassy in Washington D.C. All events are free of charge and open to the public. For more information call 860-685-3359.