Biography Extra Episodes

1995, TV Show

Episode Detail: Fidel Castro: El Comandante - Biography Extra

A profile of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro looks at his rise to power, his Cold War-era relations with the U.S. and the Soviet Union, and his achievements in health care and education. Included: the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Mariel boat lift of 1980.

Episodes: Biography Extra (247)

8/4/2005: Burt Reynolds
5/12/2005: Jane Fonda
1/21/2003: Jane Seymour
10/27/2001: NY Justice: Public Defenders
10/27/2001: NY Justice: The Prosecutors
10/26/2001: Barbara Bush: First Mom
10/26/2001: George Bush: A Sense of Duty
10/25/2001: Godfathers v. the Law
10/24/2001: Celebrities on Trial
10/24/2001: James Brown: The Godfather of Soul
10/23/2001: High Crimes and Misdemeanors
10/23/2001: Bill Clinton: Hope, Charisma, Controversy
10/22/2001: Boy Crazy: The Mary Kay Letourneau Story
10/22/2001: Mary Kay Letourneau: Out of Bounds
10/16/2001: George Foreman
10/15/2001: Al Capone
10/13/2001: Deadly Transactions
10/13/2001: Love & Death: The Story of Bonnie & Clyde
10/12/2001: Ted Kennedy
10/11/2001: Henry Kissinger
10/10/2001: Brian Wilson: A Beach Boy's Tale
10/9/2001: Lying Eyes
10/9/2001: False Witness
10/8/2001: Diana's Last Day
10/8/2001: Diana: The True Story
10/6/2001: The Chicago Mob
10/6/2001: Sam Giancana: The Gangster Who Dreamed
10/5/2001: Internal Affairs
10/3/2001: Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History
10/1/2001: America's Castles: Windy City Castles
9/28/2001: Owen Hart
5/28/2001: History of Prostitution: Sex in the City
5/28/2001: Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam
5/22/2001: The True Story of Robin Hood
5/22/2001: Robin Hood: Outlaw of the Forest
5/21/2001: The Odessa File
5/19/2001: Scotland Yard's Greatest Investigations
5/16/2001: Dear Home: Letters from WW II
5/16/2001: Audie Murphy: Great American Hero
5/15/2001: Dear Home: Letters from WW I
5/15/2001: Sergeant York: The Reluctant Soldier
5/14/2001: The Mormon Rebellion
5/14/2001: Brigham Young: Architect of Faith
5/10/2001: Face Off: Rommel vs. Montgomery
5/9/2001: Melvin Purvis: The Man Who Got Dillinger
5/9/2001: John Dillinger: Public Enemy #1
5/7/2001: Suicide Missions: Mountain Rescue
5/7/2001: Hillary and Tenzing: Everest and After
5/3/2001: Wealth & Power: Innovators
5/3/2001: Ted Turner: TV Titan
5/2/2001: Wealth & Power: Building a Modern World
5/1/2001: Wealth & Power: Tyrants and Plunderers
5/1/2001: Genghis Khan: Terror and Conquest
4/14/2001: Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Man and the Dream
1/27/2001: The Inquisition
1/26/2001: Secret Luftwaffe Aircraft of WWII
1/26/2001: The Ace: Johannes Steinhoff
1/25/2001: Failed Assassinations
1/25/2001: Ronald Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime
1/24/2001: Yanks for Stalin
1/24/2001: Joseph Stalin: Red Terror
1/23/2001: The Bloody Tower of London
1/23/2001: William the Conqueror: The Triumphant King
1/22/2001: The Real Albert Goering
1/22/2001: Hermann Goering: Ambition Without Conscience
1/20/2001: Murder in Memphis: Unanswered Questions
1/20/2001: James Earl Ray: The Man and the Mystery
1/19/2001: The Strange Case of Lizzie Borden
1/19/2001: Lizzie Borden: A Woman Accused
1/18/2001: Lenin's Secret Files
1/18/2001: Vladimir Lenin: Voice of Revolution
1/17/2001: The Port Chicago Mutiny
1/17/2001: Thurgood Marshall: Justice for All
1/16/2001: Before Columbus
1/16/2001: Christopher Columbus: Explorer of the New World
1/13/2001: Suicide Missions: Combat Photographers
1/13/2001: Picture Perfect: The Pomp and Vision of Mathew Brady
1/12/2001: Women Warriors: The Making of a Marine
1/11/2001: The Hunt for Jack the Ripper
1/11/2001: Jack the Ripper: Phantom of Death
1/10/2001: Trains Unlimited: The Circus Train
1/10/2001: P.T. Barnum: The Greatest Showman on Earth
1/9/2001: Tales of the Gun: Women and Guns
1/9/2001: Annie Oakley: Crack Shot in Petticoats
1/8/2001: Sworn to Secrecy: Mao's Secrets
1/8/2001: Mao Tse-tung: China's Peasant Emperor
1/6/2001: Ultimate Weapon: The H-Bomb
1/6/2001: J. Robert Oppenheimer: Father of the Atomic Bomb
1/5/2001: The True Story of the Untouchables
1/5/2001: Eliot Ness: The Untouchable
1/4/2001: Spy Web: Mossad
1/3/2001: Secrets of World War II: What Really Happened to Rommel?
1/3/2001: Erwin Rommel: The Last Knight
1/2/2001: Daredevils and Thrill Seekers
1/2/2001: Evel Knievel: Hell on Wheels
1/1/2001: Charles I
1/1/2001: Oliver Cromwell
9/28/2000: Murder in a College Town
9/28/2000: Ted Bundy: The Mind of a Killer
9/27/2000: Behind the Blue Wall
9/27/2000: Frank Serpico: Honor Bound
9/26/2000: Physical Fitness: Quest for Muscle
9/26/2000: Charles Atlas: Modern Day Hercules
9/25/2000: Prescription for Murder
9/25/2000: Jack Kevorkian: Doctor Death
9/23/2000: Modern Marvels: Baseball Parks
9/23/2000: The Babe
9/22/2000: Cold Case Files
9/22/2000: Bob Crane: A Double Life
9/21/2000: Hannibal the Great and the Punic Wars
9/21/2000: Hannibal: The General's General
9/20/2000: Dancing, Drugs and Murder
9/20/2000: Steve Rubell: Lord of the Disco
9/19/2000: The Underboss
9/19/2000: Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano: Giving Up the Mob
9/18/2000: Attack at Waco
9/18/2000: David Koresh: Preacher of Fire
9/16/2000: Street Racing: The Need for Speed
9/16/2000: Richard Petty: King of the Road
9/15/2000: Adolf Eichmann: Hitler's Master of Death
9/15/2000: Simon Wiesenthal: The Man Who Hunted Nazis
9/14/2000: Modern Marvels: The Tool Bench: Power Tools
9/14/2000: Tim Allen: The Prince of Tools
9/13/2000: In the Line of Fire: The Protectors
9/13/2000: Madeleine K. Albright
9/12/2000: The Real Dracula
9/12/2000: Bela Lugosi: Hollywood's Dark Prince
9/11/2000: Anti-Gay Hate Crime
9/11/2000: Andrew Cunanan: Murder on the Run
9/9/2000: The Electric Light
9/9/2000: Thomas A. Edison: Father of Invention
9/8/2000: Observatories: Stonehenge to Space Telescopes
9/6/2000: Hitler and the Occult
9/6/2000: Adolf Hitler
9/5/2000: Foot Soldier: The Napoleonic Soldier
9/5/2000: Napoleon Bonaparte: The Glory of France
9/4/2000: The Telephone
9/4/2000: Alexander Graham Bell: Voice of Invention
9/2/2000: Col. Robert McCormick: Chicago Press Baron
9/1/2000: City Confidential: San Francisco, Betrayal by the Bay
9/1/2000: Larry Flynt: Fighting Dirty
5/27/2000: Justinian: The Last of the Romans
5/27/2000: Constantine: The Christian Emperor
5/27/2000: Hadrian: Emperor of the Golden Age
5/27/2000: Nero: The Power and the Madness
5/27/2000: Augustus: First of the Emperors
5/27/2000: Julius Caesar: Master of the Roman World
5/25/2000: Jack Anderson and the Howard Hughes Double
5/25/2000: The Mysterious Howard Hughes
5/23/2000: The Plot to Overthrow FDR
5/23/2000: Franklin D. Roosevelt
5/22/2000: The Real West: The Battle of the Alamo
5/22/2000: Davy Crockett: American Frontier Legend
5/20/2000: Mercury 13: The Secret Astronauts
5/20/2000: John Glenn: The All-American Astronaut
5/19/2000: Bounty Hunters: Relentless Pursuers
5/19/2000: Allan Pinkerton: The Original Private Eye
5/18/2000: MiGs vs America
5/16/2000: Lincoln: The Untold Stories
5/16/2000: Abraham Lincoln: Preserving the Union
5/15/2000: Lincoln: The Untold Stories
5/15/2000: Abraham Lincoln: Preserving the Union
5/13/2000: Exorcising the Devil
5/13/2000: Satan: Prince of Darkness
5/10/2000: Vikings in North America
5/10/2000: Leif Ericson: Voyages of a Viking
5/9/2000: Modern Marvels: Observatories---Stonehenge to Space Telescopes
5/9/2000: Galileo: In Pursuit of the Universe
5/6/2000: Modern Marvels: Scuba and Deep Sea Fishing
5/6/2000: Jacques Cousteau: Bold Man and the Sea
5/4/2000: Modern Marvels: The Computer
5/4/2000: Bill Gates: Sultan of Software
5/3/2000: Human Tragedy: The Faces of Kosovo
5/3/2000: Slobodan Milosevic: Serbian Strongman
5/1/2000: The Forbidden City: Dynasty and Destiny
5/1/2000: Chiang Kai-Shek: The Battle for China
3/26/2000: Captives
3/20/2000: The New Explorers: Polluting the Fountain of Youth
3/20/2000: Ponce de Leon: The First Conquistador
2/28/2000: Ships of Slaves: The Middle Passage
2/28/2000: Cinque: Freedom Fighter
2/26/2000: Noah and the Flood
2/26/2000: Noah & the Ark: Voyage to a New Beginning
2/25/2000: The Secret Letters of Churchill and Mussolini
2/25/2000: Winston Churchill
2/24/2000: The Cuban Missile Crisis
2/24/2000: Fidel Castro: El Comandante
2/23/2000: Cruel and Unusual
2/23/2000: Gary Gilmore: A Fight to Die
2/22/2000: Captured Light
2/22/2000: Alexander Gardner: War Photographer
2/19/2000: Desert Storm's Deadly Weapons
2/18/2000: Naked News: The Anchor
2/18/2000: Mike Wallace: TV's Grand Inquisitor
2/17/2000: Andrew Carnegie: Prince of Steel
2/16/2000: The Rise and Fall of the Jewish Mobster
2/16/2000: Meyer Lansky: Mob Tycoon
2/15/2000: Sacred Places
2/15/2000: Dalai Lama: The Soul of Tibet
2/14/2000: Outlaws
2/14/2000: The Earp Brothers: Lawmen of the West
2/12/2000: The Klondike Gold Rush
2/12/2000: Molly Brown: An American Original
2/10/2000: The Real West: Wild, Wild Women
2/10/2000: Buffalo Bill: Showman of the West
2/9/2000: Deep Sea Exploration: Challenging the Abyss
2/9/2000: The Extraordinary Journeys of Jules Verne
2/8/2000: America's Castles: Mexico's White House
2/8/2000: Pancho Villa: The Outlaw Hero
2/7/2000: The New Explorers: Bringing UFOs Down to Earth
2/7/2000: Leonard Nimoy: Spock and Beyond
2/5/2000: UFOs: The First Encounters
2/5/2000: Gene Roddenberry: Star Trek and Beyond
2/3/2000: Naked News: Talk Radio
2/3/2000: Rush Limbaugh: Always Right
2/1/2000: Freedom's Road: Slavery and the Opposition
2/1/2000: Nelson Mandela: Journey to Freedom
11/7/1999: The Farm: Life Inside Angola Prison
3/23/1998: David Berkowitz: Son of Sam
1/4/1998: Mikhail Gorbachev: A Man Who Changed the World
6/1/1995: The Most Decorated: First Air Calvary in Vietnam
5/22/1995: Sherlock Holmes: The Great Detective
Edward R. Murrow: Voice of America
The Coors: A Family Brew
Empires of Industry: Brewed in America
Woodrow Wilson: Reluctant Warrior
Madam President
John McCain: American Maverick
Joseph Kennedy Sr.: Father of an American Dynasty
Casanova: World's Greatest Lover
Sexual Attraction
Lucky Luciano: Chairman of the Mob
George III: Mad or Maligned
Paul Revere: The Midnight Rider
Benedict Arnold:Triumph and Treason
John Paul Jones: Captain of the High Seas
Benjamin Franklin: Citizen of the World
Patrick Henry: Voice of Liberty
Anne Frank: The Life of a Young Girl
Anne Frank: The Missing Pages
The John Lennon Assassination
Lewis & Clark: Explorers of the New Frontier
Claus von Bulow: A Reasonable Doubt
Von Bulow: A Wealth of Evidence
Stalking the Stalkers
First Lady on the Front Line
Admiral 'Bull' Halsey: Naval Warrior

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