Picks and Pans Review: A Touch of Churchill, a Touch of Hitler: the Life of Cecil Rhodes

updated 07/20/1981 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/20/1981 AT 01:00 AM EDT

PBS (check local listings)

Nineteenth-century English adventurer Cecil Rhodes, creator of the scholarships that bear his name, made a fortune in diamond mining by founding and bloodily exploiting Rhodesia. Disappointingly, the program is more an African history lesson than an insightful biography.


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