Time Magazine Contents Page Vol. 134, No. 21 NOVEMBER 20, 1989

Vol. 134, No. 21 NOVEMBER 20, 1989

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COVER: After nearly three decades as the cold war's premier symbol, the Wall crumbles

With breathtaking speed, the hideous partition that split Berlin falls to the pickax of reforms inspired by Mikhail Gorbachev. As the city exults and the world ponders the consequences, one thing is certain: nothing will ever be quite the same again. -- Is one Germany better than two? -- An obituary for the Wall of Shame, where some 75 people yearning for freedom have perished.

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NATION: In Virginia, Douglas Wilder cracks the color line to become the first black elected Governor

On a big day...

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