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OKC scene breakdown

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In 1995, the aerial image of the Murrah Federal Building after the Oklahoma City bombing stunned America. In this Scene Breakdown, Director Barak Goodman discusses the decision to open the documentary with this image, and how the film connects the dots between the 1995 bombing, and earlier events at Waco and Ruby Ridge.

Aired: 02/07/17

Rating: NR

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The Chinese Six Companies

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The Chinese Six Companies

On May 28, 1900, San Francisco policemen formed a perimeter around Chinatown as officials diagnosed bubonic plague in the neighborhood and wanted to quarantine the nearly 20,000 residents. As tensions flared, an influential group of merchants known as the Chinese Six Companies sprang into action.

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