— One-Hour Special Premieres Sunday, August 13 at 10/9c, only on AHC—
(Silver Spring) – On April 19, 1995, the deadliest domestic terror attack on U.S. soil occurred at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The bombing, carried out by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, left 168 people dead and more than six hundred injured. Now, American Heroes Channel (AHC) and ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions have joined forces to revisit the tragic events in OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING: AS WE WATCHED. The one-hour special, premiering Sunday, August 13 at 10/9c, transports viewers back to that spring day with compelling news footage of the days and weeks following the attack.
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.
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.
About American Heroes Channel
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. Currently in nearly 60 million U.S. homes, AHC is part of Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s #1 pay-tv programmer reaching 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For more information, please visit AHCtv.com,facebook.com/AHCtelevision, or Twitter.com/AHC_TV.
About Lincoln Square Productions
Lincoln Square Productions produces original content for broadcast, cable and digital distribution specializing in entertaining ways to tell fact-based stories, including ABC’s “What Would You Do?,” ABC’s award-winning true medicine series, ABC’s “Madoff,” the OSCAR Red Carpet Opening Ceremony, ABC Family’s “Next Step Realty,” Investigation Discovery’s “Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals,” Travel Channel’s “Watt’s World,” as well as documentary programming for a wide array of partners, including Discovery Communications and A & E Networks. Lincoln Square Productions is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. Its headquarters are located in New York City’s Lincoln Square neighborhood.