(born March 21 1913
; died November 26 1997
) was a German journalist
. He started his career as a Nazi
propagandist. He expressed publicly his satisfaction upon the execution of pianist Karlrobert Kreiten
and other opponents of the Nazi
After the war, he was the host of a long-running (34 years) Sunday TV discussion show. He was forced to retire in 1987 when his Nazi past became known to a wider public.
His daughter Candida Höfer is a well known photographer.