Germans take to social media to create traditions for national holiday

Germans have reason to celebrate Tuesday, as the country marks 27 years since East and West Germany were peacefully reunified, forming the Federal Republic of Germany. Though the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989, the task of joining two countries didn’t go into effect until nearly a year later, with the adoption of the German…

Pay to pray: Understanding Germany’s church tax

A so-called church tax in Germany may be behind a steady decline in the European nation’s church membership numbers. The Pew Research Center, a non-profit, non-partisan public opinion group based in Washington, DC, cites the tax as a factor behind an exodus of Germans officially leaving their religious communities. Germany is among several European countries…

WATCH: Inside the European Commission

Click the video below for an inside look at the European Commission and NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium during my fellowship with the RIAS Berlin Commission, a trans-Atlantic exchange program for American and German broadcasters. Lane Luckie, a news anchor and reporter for KLTV in Tyler, Texas, is traveling in Germany and Belgium as part…

WATCH: Exploring Brussels, Belgium on foot

Click the video below to walking my tour of Brussels, Belgium on the first day of my fellowship with the RIAS Berlin Commission, a trans-Atlantic exchange program for American and German broadcasters. Lane Luckie, a news anchor and reporter for KLTV in Tyler, Texas, is traveling in Germany and Belgium as part of a fellowship…