Back on Jan. 11, 1959, Cuba’s Fidel Castro appeared on CBS’s Face the Nation news program. About 200 armed guards came with him to a studio location in Havana, the capital of the island nation, to film the interview.

Fast-forward 57 years, and some younger Cubans are literally dancing in the streets to celebrate the death of the former dictator, optimistic about what the future may hold for their long-repressed country.

Meanwhile, older generations mourn their loss, as party loyalty lives on even after the leader has died. In the video above, Charlie Rose analyzes potential courses the country could take in light of its uncertain future.

Things we saw (and heard)

Cubans throng Revolution Square in mourning for Fidel Castro — Reuters

Donald Trump is making a strong case for a recount of his own 2016 election win — The Washington Post

In jails, lack of training heightens dangers — Oklahoma Watch

Valliant man’s death evokes questions that confront jailers statewide — Oklahoma Watch

EscapeYourBubble shows you stories from outside your echo chamber — Lifehacker

How to use Google Maps to plan an awesome vacation — Wired

What TV journalists did wrong — and the New York Times did right — in meeting with Trump — Pew Research

Why we’re saying ‘white nationalism’ instead of ‘alt-right’ — The Washington Post

Quotes to note

“Franchise product isn’t meant to be original. It’s designed to be reassuring: the same thing we liked before, just with different wrapping.”

— Film critic Stephen Galloway, on how Star Wars has become the Empire it warned against, 11/28/16

“The public have spoken; we should respect the result and get on with it, not try to find new hurdles that undermine the democratic process.”

— Britain’s conservative MP and Brexiteer Dominic Raab, 11/28/16

“As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete NARCISSISTIC moron.”

— 20th-century author H.L Mencken, writing in The Baltimore Evening Sun, 7/26/1920

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