The Dictator's Playbook
Twin Cities PBS
Six profiles in tyranny.
They were ruthless men with unchecked power, ruling their nations with an iron fist. Suppressing dissent, they demanded absolute loyalty, jailing or killing those who opposed them. They ruled by force of personality, but were plagued by secret fears and private demons. They were dictators, tyrants who shaped the 20th century and left their mark on our own.
From Benito Mussolini to Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin to Manuel Noriega, this new series traces the rise and fall of the most ruthless rulers of recent history in six immersive hours, each a revealing portrait of brutality and power.