Capturing the Unabomber

“We found a live bomb under Theodore Kaczynski’s bed.”

On April 3, 1996, the Unabomber was captured by the FBI, bringing a close to a 17-year hunt that spanned eight states and involved 500 agents. The full story of the famously elusive criminal who mailed homemade bombs to his victims, is told in Discovery Channel’s eight-part series, “Manhunt: UNABOMBER.” The series, which reached its stunning conclusion earlier this month, is available to watch online.

Visitors to the Newseum can also explore artifacts relating to the Unabomber, including the actual cabin where he lived in seclusion, in the Newseum’s “Inside Today’s FBI” exhibit. The exhibit shows how the press and the FBI worked together to put a dramatic end to Kaczynski’s killing spree.

Discovery Channel

Contributing support for the popular exhibit “Inside Today’s FBI: Fighting Crime in the Age of Terror” has been provided by the Discovery Channel’s Manhunt: UNABOMBER. The “Inside Today’s FBI” exhibit features the original Unabomber cabin, on loan from the FBI, as well as other artifacts that explore the role of the FBI in national security. Manhunt: UNABOMBER, premiering August 1st at 9 p.m. on Discovery, chronicles the hunt for, and eventual capture of, the Unabomber; Discovery is excited to bring the story to life by helping to showcase the real-life relics from the case. The Newseum would like to thank the Discovery Channel for its partnership and support.

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