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    Zwart Wit (Black White)

    Episode 46: Kees Wevers

    First aired: Friday, 16 October 2015 at 18.32 hours

    If Kees Wevers didn't get up at the right moment, the Waddenzee might not have existed the way we know it today. As a pupil he made sure the plans to build two roads to one of the islands weren't conducted. It's the story of the dumb in the dike at the Zwart Wit table.

    Mr. Wevers was sleeping over at his grandma in Groningen, got his eyes on a book about the Waddenzee and that's how he got interested in this nature reserve. When he heard about the plans of ashpalt plants ruining the Waddenzee and that there were plans to make roads to there, he went into action and placed a submitted letter in the Telegraaf.
    By doing that the 16-year old unleashed a small rebellion that got more followers every day. His action from back then led to the foundation of the famous 'waddenvereniging' and to the area being a protected nature reserve. Wevers is often found on the 'wad' as a 'wadloper'. But even he got fined once by the water police(!), and has to keep to the strict environment rules that were once set for this area. 

    Website: Waddenvereniging
    Kees Wevers

    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.