The Day Terrorism Struck The Heartland: Oklahoma City Plus 20 Years

Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. In all, 168 people were killed, including 19 children, after Timothy McVeigh parked a rental truck loaded with explosives outside the building and walked away. The smoke has cleared and the horrific sound of the blast has faded, but the event echoes through the city’s psyche.

ABC’s Jim Ryan was in Oklahoma City on April 19th, 1995, and covered McVeigh’s subsequent trial in Denver. Ryan is back in Oklahoma City to discuss the lasting impact of the event on the community.

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