The Fidel Castro Tapes

The Fidel Castro Tapes

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 9:00pm

Castro is known for his long speeches, often speaking off-the-cuff for 3 plus hours.

Credit: Courtesy of Roberto Salas

Survey the turbulent career of one of the world’s most contentious leaders.

In 1959, Fidel Castro rose to power in Cuba. He has been one of the most controversial figures in the world ever since. This is the story of the Cuban dictator’s turbulent career, told in part through media reports, rare images and recordings. The Fidel Castro Tapes airs Friday, September 23, 2016 at 9 p.m. on WXXI World.