American Experience

American Comandante

Season 28 Episode 1 | 52m 2s

When William Morgan was executed outside a Havana prison on March 11, 1961, his strange story seemed to vanish from the popular imagination as quickly as it had appeared; it was lost in the classified archives of the Cold War and edited out of Cuban history by Fidel Castro’s retelling of the revolution.

Aired: 11/17/15

Expired: 11/16/18

Rating: NR

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For Season 28 of American Experience, exclusive corporate funding is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, major funding by The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS stations. Additional funding for American Comandante provided by Latino Public Broadcasting.