Oklahoma City Bombing

  • - FILE PHOTO 22MAY95 - The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building stands ready for implosion in Oklahoma City in this May 22, 1995 file photo. This view is from what used to be a parking lot north of the building. Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh spent the last night of his life in a small, windowless cell not far from the chemicals and devices that will be used to kill him on June 11, 2001 for a crime that took 168 lives and shook a complacent America to the core. - RTXKK73
    February 7, 2017  

    The 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing was the largest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. A new documentary on the PBS series American Experience takes a fresh look at the events and motivations that led to the attack by Timothy McVeigh, and finds resonance for today. Jeffrey Brown interviews director Barak Goodman. Continue reading

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    April 16, 2015  

    At the 20th anniversary, we look back at the Oklahoma City bombing. Public television station OETA shares reflections from survivors and victims’ families, and Judy Woodruff talks to former Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick, former Director of Homeland Security of Oklahoma Kerry Pettingill and Barry Grissom, U.S. attorney for the district of Kansas, for lessons learned from the attack. Continue reading

  • April 19, 2005   BY  

    More than 1,000 people, joined by Vice President Dick Cheney and former President Clinton, gathered in Oklahoma City Tuesday to remember the victims of the federal building bombing that occurred 10 years ago. Continue reading

  • May 26, 2004   BY  

    A jury convicted Terry Nichols of 161 counts of state murder, as well as first-degree arson and conspiracy, for his role in the April 19, 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. The jury deliberated for five hours before delivering the verdict late Wednesday. Continue reading

  • January 7, 2002   BY  

    The Supreme Court Monday refused to block a trial that could mean the death penalty for convicted Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols. Continue reading

  • January 7, 1998  

    Terry Nichols escaped the death penalty. The same jury that convicted him in relation to the Oklahoma City bombing could not agree whether to sentence him to death or to life in prison. The judge will now decide his fate. Court TV’s Tim Sullivan explains the latest developments Continue reading

  • January 7, 1998  

    Terry Nichols escaped the death penalty. The same jury that convicted him in relation to the Oklahoma City bombing could not agree whether to sentence him to death or to life in prison. The judge will now decide his fate. Experts discuss the meaning of the jury’s deadlock. Continue reading