American Heroes Channel to Premiere Documentary CASTRO: THE WORLD'S MOST WATCHED MAN, 10/22
Notorious across the globe as one of the most controversial political figures in history, Cuban ruler Fidel Castro has lived an intriguing life under THE WATCH of millions. From a young revolutionary who overthrew a corrupt dictator using a small guerilla army to being the target for assassination allegedly 600 times, the longevity of Castro's rule and iconic nature has been nothing short of remarkable.CASTRO: THE WORLD'S MOST WATCHED MAN, a one-hour documentary looking at the life of Fidel Castro through the eyes of the spies who have observed him for over a half-century, premieres on AHC on Thursday, October 22 at 10/9c. Revisiting more than 50 years of history and revealing the inner forces that have shaped his leadership, CASTRO: THE WORLD'S MOST WATCHED MAN uncovers a unique perspective on Castro's life as a notorious figure. Throughout the special, viewers are offered unprecedented access to declassified documents, intense recreations and exclusive interviews with spies, KGB agents, CIA analysts, and Cuban exiles who have tracked Castro's movements over the years, sharing intimate details, captivating anecdotes, and psychological insight to better understand the man behind the legend. The global programming initiative between AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL (AHC) and Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic (DLA/USH) will also air on Discovery Networks International's factual channels in more than 220 countries and territories this fall. Interviewees include: · Chris Simmons: Senior Counter Intelligence Specialist at the Defence Intelligence Agency. He was a principal figure in most US Counterintelligence successes against Cuba from 1996-2004. · Brian Latell: Former intelligence officer who began tracking Castro in 1964 for the CIA and the National Intelligence Council · Peter Kornbluh: Director of the Cuba Documentation Project at the National Security Archive, an organization that monitors the work of US secret services. · Domingo Amuchstegui: Former head of the Cuban Embassy in Guatemala. · Nicolai Leonov: Former Senior KGB officer who knew both Fidel and Raul Castro from the earliest days of the Revolution. · Felix Rodriguez: Former CIA officer involved in the Bay of Pigs invasion and the capture of Che Guevara. Rodriguez was born in Cuba. · Antonio Veciana: Cuban exile who was head of Anti-Castro movement in Miami Alpha 66 and was involved in several assassination attempts on Fidel Castro. · Oleg Nechiporenko: Retired Colonel from the KGB, he worked for much of his career at infiltrating the CIA. He also advised Cuban Intelligence officials on spying techniques during the 1970s. CASTRO: THE WORLD'S MOST WATCHED MAN is produced by Pacha Films for Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic and American Heroes Channel. For Pacha Films, Luis Del Valle serves as executive producer and William Hicklin as director. For Discovery Networks Latin America/ U.S. Hispanic, Michela Giorelli serves as executive producer. For American Heroes Channel, Max Culhane is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President.