Witness to History: Investigating the Unabomber
Three principal members of the FBI team that captured the Unabomber talk about their new book
Unabomber: How the FBI Broke Its Own Rules to Capture the Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
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 Post printed the manifesto; the 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.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Program: 2:00 pm
Book Signing & Reception 3:00 pm
Free Admission to the event and The Newseum between 2-5 pm
Knight TV Studio, Level 3
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Please enter through the Newseum Group Entry on
C Street, NW.
Directions to Newseum
Light Hors d' Oeuvres, Beer, and Wine
RSVP by September 15, 2014
Registration is required; space is limited.
Jim Freeman, Terry Turchie and Donald Max Noel
The panel discussion is a co-production of the Newseum and the National Law Enforcement Museum.
Witness to History is generously sponsored by Target®.
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