FIDEL CASTRO SPEAKS (TV)

Summary

A special program, conducted in Cuba with the aid of interpreters, in which Barbara Walters interviews Cuban president Fidel Castro. As the program opens, Walters and Castro ride a patrol boat in the Bay of Pigs. In Havana, the two discuss the possibility of normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba, and Castro calls for a repeal of the trade embargo of 1962. Walters asks Castro some personal questions and says that many Americans consider him a dictator. Castro describes himself as a man who leads and he defends his ban on dissent in Cuba's public media. CIA attempts to assassinate Castro are discussed. On a patrol boat in the Bay of Pigs, Castro says he believes the 1961 invasion there by CIA-trained exiles was a plan that President John F. Kennedy inherited from the Eisenhower-Nixon administration. Castro discusses conspiracy theories in the deaths of John and Robert Kennedy and appraises the possibility for normalization of relations with the U.S. during the administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter. He defends Cuba's presence in Africa, which he says will be all socialist one day. Includes commercials.

Details

  • NETWORK: ABC
  • DATE: May 26, 1977 Thursday 9:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 1:00:00
  • COLOR/B&W: Color
  • CATALOG ID: T79:0430
  • GENRE: Talk/Interviews
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Angola
  • SERIES RUN: ABC - TV, 1977
  • COMMERCIALS:

CREDITS

      Richard Richter........ Senior Producer
    • Tom Capra........ Producer
    • Juliet Cassone........ Associate Producer¥
    • Jo Ann Goldberg........ Associate Producer
    • Jack Sameth........ Director
    • Barbara Walters........ Host
    • Juanita Vera........ Interpreter
    • Juan Ortega........ Interpreter
    • Fidel Castro........ Guest
    • Jimmy Carter
    • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    • Gerald Ford
    • John F. Kennedy
    • Robert F. Kennedy
    • Richard M. Nixon

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