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    Zwart Wit (Black White)

    Episode 43: Léon van der Heide

    First aired: Friday, 25 September 2015 at 18.32 hours

    He was once looking for a summer job and got to clean the garbage the visitors of Dolfinarium left. After that Léon van der Heide got to assist in taking care of the animals and to his surprise grew to be assistant animal trainer. He got a hold of it and gained the ambition to start doing animal shows.

    After an audition with a sea lion he got the job and grew to become one of the animal trainers of Dolfinarium. After the succeses with his acts and the packed halls he lost his enthousiasm and wanted to become an air traffic controller. He also succeeded in that after a strict selection and a lot of training. After the a while the animals started calling out to him again. Nowadays he's the head animal trainer in Emmen Zoo and he'll remain doing that for a while.


    About this program:

    A good conversation in Zwart Wit. Interesting, controversial and fascinating.

    Jan van Friesland has a long TV career and therefore extensive experience in the world of television. His career began for him in 1981 with Koos Postema. In the past 30 years he worked among others on programs such as Klasgenoten, Jongbloed en Joosten, Sonja, Achter het Nieuws, Buitenhof, Van Dis and NOS Journaal.

    All the guests of the program Zwart Wit have their own story. A story has always two sides. In Zwart Wit these different sides are going to be discussed.