Press: The Grinch Who Stole Castro

Covering Senator George McGovern's visit to Havana two years ago. Reporter Barbara Walters extracted a promise from Fidel Castro: the Cuban leader would give her his first major interview for American television. Thus Castro personally chauffeured Walters around the island over a four-day period last month, and ABC will present the choicest hour of their conversation this Thursday (10 p.m. E.D.T.). But somebody got to Fidel first.

The grinch who stole Castro is Bill Moyers, the former press secretary to Lyndon Johnson who a year ago left public television to become chief correspondent...

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