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Bombing of America (#2310)

The episode examines the increasing number of bombings in the United States. The program focuses on the use of forensic science, and profiles the investigators and scientists who carefully extract the hard-to-find evidence that incriminates suspects in these crimes. Featured in the show is the UNABOMBER case; the World Trade Center bombing; the attempted bombing of the U.S. Appeals Court in Atlanta; a series of abortion clinic bombings in the Washington, D.C. area; the New York City "Mad Bomber" case of the 1950's; and other bombing incidents from around the country. The program combines interviews with experts, on-site footage, and an examination of the anatomy of the bombs to show how these cases unraveled and how the culprits were apprehended. [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Grade Levels
6-8, 9-12
Curricular Areas
Science & Technology
Series Length
440 episodes
Average Episode Length
61 minutes
Record Rights
Record and retain for 1 year from each broadcast. No duplication allowed.
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