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This much-honored PBS documentary series explores American history, one topic or person at a time. Its Peabody Award winners include profiles of FDR and Malcolm X, and such diverse topics as Nixon's 1972 trip to China, the controversy surrounding `Citizen (more…)

Premiered: October 4, 1988

Rating: TV-PG

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Season 17, Episode 3 Fidel Castro

First Aired: January 31, 2005

Fidel Castro's march through Cuba and the second half of the 20th century is chronicled by filmmaker Adriana Bosch, who has profiled four U.S. presidents for “The American Experience.” Here, Cuban exiles and former Castro confreres, foreign-policy experts, a former Castro brother-in-law and his daughter Alina Fernandez paint a portrait of a dictator, a social reformer---and a survivor. “Castro,” says longtime Cuba-watcher Wayne Smith, “is masterful at playing David to [the U.S.'s]Goliath.”