'Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers' Set to Premier 4/13 on NGC
In April 2013, chaos erupted in Boston near the finish line of one of the world's oldest and most prestigious marathons. It was the worst terrorist attack on the United States since 9/11 and led to one of the most extensive and public manhunts in American history. Now, as the one-year anniversary approaches, National Geographic Channel announces a special two-hour event, Inside The Hunt for the Boston Bombers, premiering Sunday, April 13, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. With unprecedented access to the FBI, Boston Police Department, survivors of the bombings and those caught up in the manhunt, National Geographic Channel presents a powerful account of the Unforgettable week, told in the city's own words. First-person interviews with the key players, woven together with gripping reenactments, reveal a remarkable story of bravery in the face of tragedy. Inside The Hunt for the Boston Bombers will also premiere globally on National Geographic Channel beginning in April 2014, in 171 countries and 45 languages. For more information, visit natgeotv.com and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/NGC_PR.
"This event is still an open wound for those who lived through the nightmare, and even for those who shockingly watched it play out in the media," says Executive Vice President of Programming Heather Moran. "This film is a conclusive account of the event as told by both victims and the brave men and women who were on the ground passionately fighting to bring their city back from the brink. Inside The Hunt for the Boston Bombers is truly a heroes' story."
Produced by Raw TV (producers of National Geographic Channel's critically acclaimed Locked Up Abroad and American Blackout), Inside The Hunt for the Boston Bombers is the definitive account of the events that shook Boston, as told - in some cases for the first time - by those on the front lines of The Hunt for an unknown enemy. For them, the questions swarmed: Who was responsible for killing three people and injuring 264? Why did they do it? And what were they planning next?
Using news media footage, amateur-shot video, firsthand accounts and dramatic recreations, National Geographic Channel and Raw take viewers through those tense days as information unfolded piece by piece to investigators, the media and the public at large.