FBI Authors to Be recorded for Witness to History

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On Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM
at Knight TV Studio Three principal members of the FBI team that captured the Unabomber will talk about their new book Unabomber: How the FBI Broke Its Own Rules to Capture the Terrorist Ted Kaczynski. The panel discussion is a co-production of the Newseum and the National Law Enforcement Museum.

Jim Freeman, Terry Turchie and Donald Max Noel talk about the investigation and discuss how the FBI had to change its methods to capture the notorious Unabomber.

For 17 years, the Unabomber sent homemade bombs that targeted universities, airlines and computer stores, killing three people and injuring 23 others. In 1995, the suspect mailed a 35,000-word anti-technology treatise to The New York Times and The Washington Post. If it was published, he vowed, he would “desist from terrorism.”

The FBI urged the newspapers to comply, hoping someone would recognize themes in the document. After much debate, the Washington Post printed the manifesto; the New York Times shared the costs. Months later, the much-hoped-for tip arrived — from the bomber’s brother — eventually leading to a small cabin in the wilds of Montana where Ted Kaczynski was arrested.And another chapter of FBI history came to a close

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