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FRONTLINE; Last Communist, The

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Last Communist, The
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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To understand what has happened to Cuba, one must understand what has happened to its controversial and charismatic leader, Fidel Castro. The story of one of the world's longest lasting dictators - from the early days when his small guerrilla band launched a revolution from the Sierra Maestra Mountains to the present day as Cuba's defiant leader. With its economy under siege, the Cuban Revolution has turned into a struggle for food for its people.



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