SHOWTIME to premiere ‘FIDEL”, first film to primarily explore life of Fidel Castro, on January 27 and 28, 2002.

The controversial life of Fidel Castro are the subjects of the Showtime Original Miniseries FIDEL. The film premiers on Sunday, January 27 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) and Monday, January 28 at 8:00 p.m. (ET) Its all Latino cast and based on the books, Guerrilla Prince written by Georgir Anne Geyer and Fidel Castro by Robert E. Quirk.

Immediately following Monday’s airing of part two of FIDEL, Showtime will premiere the documentary DREAMING A NEW CUBA at 9:45 p.m. (ET). This documentary is a slice-of-life portrait of contemporary Cuba with filmakers following Cuban citizens through their daily lives.


Pictured are Diego Garcia and Abigail Wieczorek, 2nd graders at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, with a few of the over 200 hundred presents that arrived to the school courtesy of generous parishioners who had chosen a needy family to provide for this holiday season. Families were selected off two “Mitten Trees” placed in the school and the church, where the families and their needs were anonymously listed. The recipients included a local home for pregnant teenagers, St. John’s parish families, and area residents.

(photo: Jodi Magallanes)



Indianapolis,-Indiana youth working with tobacco prevention invited tobacco company Brown & Williamson to meet with them to answer questions about the company’s test marketing of a new cigarette only in Indianapolis. The tobacco company turned them down and failed to show up, despite multiple invitations.

Jeffrey Wigand, formerly of Brown & Williamson and whose now-famous story was told in the popular film The Insider, joined youth advisory board members with Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation. Youth are angry about Brown & Williamson’s decision to market this product in their state and the way the tobacco company calls the product a ‘step in the right direction’ Wigand, who works to reveal tobacco company research and marketing practices, agreed.

“Here in Indiana you can make a difference,”Wigand told the youth “and if you can do it, others can do it.”

Wigand told them tobacco companies fully know their business future comes from thousands of kids a day, not adults, and that the companies know how easy it is for them to become addicted to nicotine.

Teens were grateful for Wigand’s presence and insight into the industry, since industry representatives failed to meet them and answer their questions.

“Because Brown and Williamson says their new product isn’t marketed toward youth, they won’t talk to us. And they seem to think because we’re teenagers we can’t comprehend their business strategies. They’re clearly mis-taken, “ said Kiki Luu, a youth advisory board member from Fort Wayne, Ind.