Mind of Hussein


Episode Info

Born in the desert town of Takrit on April 28, 1937, the young Saddam Hussein first arrived in Baghdad with gun in hand. Soon after, the secret world of espionage would notice this child and his meteoric rise within the revolutionary Baath Socialist Party. Brought to video by PBS, this documentary attempts to explain the method behind the madness of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. Frontline correspondent Hodding Carter peels back the layers of this controversial dictator, revealing a politically savvy, highly intelligent man, hell-bent on notoriety and tyranny. The program includes insightful interviews with political rivals, Middle East analysts, neighbors, members of government, and other journalists, all shedding light on this dark figure.