Smoking fire consumes the Branch Davidian Compound during the Waco standoff.

Waco: The Inside Story

October 17, 1995 / 59m

Season 1995: Episode 1

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FRONTLINE investigates the April 1993 FBI siege of the Branch Davidian compound at Waco, Texas. With access to secret government documents, audio and videotapes, correspondent Peter Boyer of The New Yorker probes the untold story of the fierce political infighting inside the FBI’s Waco command center and in the corridors of power at the Justice Department in Washington.