10 Years After Oklahoma City's Bombing

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photoAround 9 a.m. on April 19, 1995, a bomb ripped through the nine-story Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and shattering America's sense of security.

Six years later, on September 11th, 2001, national focus shifted from the likes of Timothy McVeigh to foreign terror threats. But it was the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that threw first light on the home-grown threat of American extremism.

Prior to 9/11, the Okahoma City bombing was the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Since 9/11, domestic terror groups have fallen out of the news, perhaps off the radar, but they have not gone away.

Hear about the Oklahoma City bombing ten years later, and where the country stands in the fight against domestic terrorism.


Mick Cornett, Oklahoma City Mayor.;

Daniel Levitas, author of "The Terrorist Next Door: The Militia Movement and the Radical Right.";

Mark Potok, Director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center.;

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly magazine.

This program aired on April 18, 2005.


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