South Africa. http://redriverradio.org en The Mandela Tapes http://redriverradio.org/post/mandela-tapes <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs S</span>unday<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, December 8 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this special program, you'll hear Nelson Mandela as you've never heard him before. This program draws on 50 hours of recorded conversations with Mandela, held for many years in&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Johannesburg by archivists at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. The man chosen to record Mandela's life story was Rick </span>Stengel<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a young reporter working in South Africa for&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rolling Stone magazine. From 1992 to 1996, </span>Stengel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> shadowed Mandela, using his small cassette machine to record the stories which would help in the writing of Mandela's autobiography,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">'Long Walk to Freedom'. The program features extensive interviews with journalists and with Mandela himself, recounting growing up and his political activities, imprisonment and then&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ascent into the leadership of South Africa. The two other key voices in the documentary are the current managing editor of Time Magazine Rick </span>Stengel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and freelance radio producer Robin&nbsp;</span>Benger<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>CBC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Radio was the first radio network anywhere in the world to be given full access to these remarkable recordings.</span></div><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 37129 at http://redriverradio.org The Mandela Tapes