Oklahoma City Bombing — After 9/11, we as Americans realized that terrorism wasn’t just something that happened “somewhere else,” but could happen on our own soil. However, until the Oklahoma City bombing, many thought that terrorism was something that could only happen from “others” — for a multitude of reasons, our media and our government led us to believe that “real Americans” wouldn’t do such a thing.
And then we met Timothy McVeigh.
Now, in bone-chilling detail, American Heroes Channel revisits that awful day in April, 1995, with a new documentary called “Oklahoma City Bombing: As We Watched,” which will premiere on August 13th at 10:00 p.m. on the American Heroes Channel.
Oklahoma City Bombing: As We Watched
At 9 a.m. on April 19, 1995, McVeigh and Nichols parked a Ryder truck containing a 4,800-pound bomb near the freight entrance of the building and detonated the bomb. Damage from the explosion spread blocks away from the building, and could be heard from miles away. AS WE WATCHED uses archival footage from ABC News to detail how law enforcement and the FBI tried to piece together who could have carried such an attack. The special documents every moment of the FBI investigation, from the initial bombing to the eventual arrest and conviction of Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols.
American Heroes Channel (AHC) is television’s home for high-quality history content. Embracing the totality of history through the incredible, brave and infamous characters that have fought for what they believe in and driven change, AHC provides a rare glimpse into major events that shaped our world, and the great defenders of our freedom. After all, heroes make history.
OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING: AS WE WATCHED is produced by Lincoln Square Productions, with Peri Muldofsky and David Perozzi as executive producers. For American Heroes Channel, Max Culhane is executive producer; Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production; Kevin Bennett is general manager; and Henry Schleiff is Group President of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel, and Destination America.