American Experience - Season 29, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes

Oklahoma City




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Episode Info

The 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is recalled. Orchestrated by disgruntled Gulf War veteran Timothy McVeigh, who subscribed to extreme anti-government views, it killed 168 people and injured 675 others. The documentary draws from jailhouse interviews with McVeigh and delves into the far-right militia movement that inspired him. It also shares the stories of survivors, first responders, U.S. Marshals, FBI investigators and journalists.

Critic reviews for Oklahoma City

Evenhanded in analysis and drab in appearance, Oklahoma City helpfully places a defining American moment in proper historical context.

February 9, 2017 | Full Review…

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