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Greenlit: Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers, National Geographic Channel

Inside the Hunt for the Boston Bombers (1 x 120′) – 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.

With unprecedented access to the FBI, Boston Police Department, survivors of the bombings and those caught up in the manhunt, this documentary 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.

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.

Having obtained unprecedented access to the Mayor’s Office, Boston Police Department, the Governor’s Office and to key state players, the film tells moving stories of personal tragedy and heroism that emerged from the horror and carnage of the bomb blasts. It also reveals little-known aspects of how the authorities responded to the attacks and tried to keep the city’s citizens safe while hunting for those responsible. And riveting accounts from survivors provide rare insights into the horrors of the attack.

Original interviews include former Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino; Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts; William B. Evans, former superintendent and current commissioner of the Boston Police Department; Edward F. Davis, former commissioner of the Boston Police Department; and Richard C. DesLauriers, former special agent in charge, FBI, Boston Division.

Channel: National Geographic Channel

Producer: Raw TV

TX: 13th April 2014

Source: National Geographic Channel press release (via TV by the Numbers)

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